Followers Setup


This document provides instructions on our Followers extension setup.


Settings #

Extension's settings #

Once you activate the extension, you will see the tab "Followers" on the page [Ultimate Member > Settings > Extensions]. On this page, you can find these settings:

  • Show followers stats in member directory - If turned off, guests will not be able to see the followers stat in the member directory.
  • Show follow button in member directory - If turned on, the follow button of a user will show on the member directory.
  • Allow Administrators to follow users - Displays Follow buttons in profiles & member directory    

[Ultimate Member > Settings > Extensions > Followers]

User Role settings #

This extension also allows you to set which roles a user role can only follow. Go to the page [wp-admin > Ultimate Member > User Roles] and choose the user role to modify settings on a specific role. You will be navigated to the page "Edit Role". On this page scroll down to the box "Followers":

  • Can follow others? - Enable the following feature for this role.
  • Can follow these user roles only - Limit user roles that this role can follow.

[Ultimate Member > User Roles > Edit Role]

Member Directories settings #

The extension adds buttons "Follow" and followers counter into the profile cards in the members' directory. There are settings that allow hiding these elements:

  • Hide followers stats
  • Hide follow button

Go to the page [Ultimate Member > Member Directories] and choose the directory to modify these settings. You will be navigated to the page "Edit Member Directory". On this page scroll down to the box "Profile Card".

Image - Settings on [Ultimate Member > Member Directories > Edit Member Directory]

Image - Profile card in the member directory

User Profile #

The extension adds these elements into the user's profile:

  • Followers counter and Following counter
  • Button Follow (or Following, Unfollow)
  • Followers list (click Followers counter to see a list)
  • Following list (click Following counter to see a list)

Image - Followers list in profile

User account #

Privacy #

Users are given the additional options to set their profile privacy, activity wall, and private messages to people they follow or their followers.

Notifications #

Users can turn on or off email notifications for new followers directly on their accounts when the Notifications extension is also integrated on your site.