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Staffer uses custom post types for staff/employee management, allowing users to easily create and manage an onsite staff directory, and is built in a way to be compatible with essentionally any theme. Staffer also supports the display of staff members via a shortcode.


  • Staffer options panel
  • Staffer archive page
  • Staffer single profile
  • Staff profile editor


  1. Upload the \’staffer\’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
  3. Visit the Settings panel to set up Staffer.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the \’staffer\’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
  3. Visit the Settings panel to set up Staffer.
How Do I Use Staffer’s Shortcodes?

Follow this format for shortcodes:


The above example would output all of the staff listings in default order.

To fine-tune, you can use parameters:

[staffer number="5" department="slug" layout="grid"]

In the above example, “number” refers to the number of entries to retrieve, and “department” refers to the department name slug. For instance, if you only wanted to show a list of members in department term with the “management” slug, you would pass “management” as a parameter. Layout can be either grid or list.

Other parameters include “order” and “orderby” — and all parameters are optional.

Using the extra parameters, you could reorder the entries using WP_Query’s order and orderby parameters.

For example, if you wanted to display 50 staff members, ordered by name alphabetically, you would do the following:

[staffer number="50" order="ASC" orderby="name"]
How Can I Set the Order of Staff Profiles?

For now, use a custom ordering plugin, such as Post Types Order, available in the WordPress plugin repository. I plan on adding this functionality to Staffer in the future.

What Size Should the Staff Images Be?

When you upload an image, a custom thumbnail for Staffer is automatically generated, so feel free to use any image size for your Staff profiles.

Where Can I Get Support?

You may seek community support within the forums. I will try to monitor and assist as needed. If you need immediate, hands-on, paid support, please contact me @


ডিসেম্বর 14, 2018
developer made major changes with last update that left us out in the cold. hasn’t addressed the issue at all in the support and there is no more updates.
সেপ্টেম্বর 26, 2017 2 replies
Two years without an update to this plugin, but when the author does decide to provide one, it’s a completely new plugin with changes that lock you into a style that is neither appealing nor adds to the overall function of the post type.
নভেম্বর 2, 2016
After using on a new project, very impressed with this plugin. Only concern is no updates in awhile, hopefully the dev will continue to improve and build upon the plugin (for example, implementing built in order capability).
অক্টোবর 11, 2016
I treid several similar plugins but this works best and is very easy to use – well and also free.
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September 30, 2017

  • Adds ability to edit permalink for staff profiles
  • Fixes modal close issue on iOS
  • Adds shortcode support for staff bio

September 26, 2017

  • fixed dashicons issue
  • fixed undefined website or social media links
  • fixed issue with shortcode list not getting Staffer body class


September 22, 2017

  • patch for empty social icon links in staff modal


September 21, 2017

  • Complete rebuild to be object-oriented
  • Simplified display/template process
  • Incorporates staff archives with default page template system
  • Introduces modal for single-staff profile display
  • Switch to flexbox styles for consistent grid display
  • Migration to SASS


February 8, 2015

  • added manual mode option
  • adding shortcode support
  • added thumb archive link
  • fix for overflowing content wrappers


December 10, 2014

  • fixed department slug 404 issue


November 25, 2014

  • fixed issue with permalinks not refreshing automatically
  • added full bio option
  • fixed blank breadcrumbs issue
  • added phone number field
  • added German and Spanish translations
  • fixed post per page issue
  • fixed issue when pretty permalinks are disabled
  • added link to main page from admin menu
  • added taxonomy
  • removed sidebar option


October 11, 2014

  • fixes custom post type conflict


October 10, 2014

  • Moved register_post_type to activation hook
  • Added custom label field for proper title tag handling
  • Added website field to profiles
  • Changed


section> to


div> in single-staff.php for validation
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  • Initial release