Dudes for WordPress

Sounds great right?

You’re all like shut up and take my money?
No? Ok, but there’s more info and how to buy the plugin on Envato Market if you still think it sounds interesting. 😉

"How to" on YouTube

I made some videos about how to use the plugin, since I find it easier to learn that way. 🙂

About adding and editing Dudes

About using the shortcode generator

About using hooks and filters

About some real world, actually using it

About how to CSS the Dudes.

What is Dudes for WordPress?

Dudes is a plugin that makes it easy to add and edit members, companies, consultants, students, staff etc. on your WordPress site.  

Most sites have some sort of co-worker page. It’s often just a page and when you try to edit it everything moves around and never looks the way it should. Some times it’s a team-plugin or a part of a theme or framework that looks very cool, but is very hard to get to fit the design of the page. 

Dudes for WordPress is for when you know some css, and maybe you know how to use filters and templates and just want a clean look that fits your theme. It’s very customizable and the way I think of it is like the Hello Elementor or Understrap of team plugins. It’s a base and then you make it your own. 

Are you an Elementor or Avada / Fusion builder dude?

There are now modules/elements in Elementor and Avada to simply drag and drop dudes to your page. It works more or less like the shortcode genereator but with the tools of those builders.

Using Dudes for WordPress

How do you use it?

The basic idea is to add dudes the same way you add posts or pages. So when Gabrielle changes email you just change it there even if she’s on every page on the site.

Then you generate shortcodes for displaying the dudes, it’s a bunch of drop down menues in the settings page, and it will give you a shortcode that you just copy and past on your contact page, or team page. It uses categories and you can select one or more dudes by id etc.

There is a bunch of common plain looks that you can choose from that uses the style of the page as much as possible, but also all the elements are accessible via CSS. So, it’s easy to get the style you want just by adding CSS to your theme or the customizer.

There’s a YouTube playlist with some instructional videos here

So why use Dudes?

If you’re out shopping for a team plugin for WordPress you have probably noticed there are a lot. And there are some very cool ones, so why Dudes for WordPress?

  • It’s simple and very easy to use.
  • Most of the time you just want a clean look that fits your theme.
  • You already have a design that you have to implement and “very cool” can’t replace that design.
  • highly customizable via CSS, WordPress filters, a template for the dude-single page etc.
  • It’s made with css flex-boxes and shortcodes, so it works with more or less all themes and frameworks. 
  • Dudes are it’s own post-type too, so a lot of common post-displaying things in themes or frameworks can be used instead of the shortcode.

Filters

Filters, is a big deal in WP, it’s “when something happens, could you do this too?”.

So there are filters for:

  • Rewriting the url, so instead of /dude/ it says /staff/ or what ever you like)
  • Contact info field, to add facebook or fax number etc.
  • The look of contact info for both the dude-page and the list pages.
  • Adding a custom look, and adding it to the shortcode generator.
  • The read more button.

 

Template

There is a template for the dude-single page. If you want a custom page for each dude you can just copy the template and put it in your theme’s folder.

There are a more extensive explanations for filters and template on the settings page in the plugin it self and readme files etc.

Examples?

Just keep scrolling, below is a bunch of examples on how it looks. 🙂

Examples

The rest of the page is the diffrent ways to use the Dudes WordPress plugin.

Mobile snapping

This custom look (can be found on GitHub) is mostly intended for mobiles.

Voldudemort

Dudorama

Deidrie Dudersson

DEO Dude Elected Official

Anna Therworld

Guru

Snitson 3000

Smartass

Due Diligence

VD

The Duder of the Dudest

Guru del mundo

The tech Dudes

An example of the “profile” type.

Danielle Dudiere

SEO of the Worlds

Danielle är lika smart som hon är vacker.

Email: seo@worlds.org
Phone: 08-555 555 54

Read more

Daniel Dudé

Tractor fixer

Det här är Daniel, han vet mer än de flesta och konstigt nog mindre också.

Email: trackfix@org.org
Phone: +478 566 5584

Read more

The Duder of the Dudest

Guru del mundo

Yep, here he is, the most Dude in the dudiverse!

Email: leif@nerfguns.com
Phone: 0707569007
Url: http://snillrik.se

Read more

Due Diligence

VD

If you ever run across Due Diligence, you might be in for a ride, you might be scared, and you should be.

Email: kallio0695@webbigt.se
Phone: 08-555555

Read more

Fancy slide type dudes

You know like the smooth fancy way to show dudes on your site. 🙂

Anna Therworld

Guru
Det här är jag, coolaste dudes i världen.

Email: mickemicklar@gmail.com
Phone: 0707400125
Url: http://snillrik.se

Snitson 3000

Smartass
Det här är Snitsson, en badass typ. Som kan lika mycket som han är snabb. Eller hon.

Email: voodoo@boogaloo.com
Phone: 08 - 532 574 35

Support dudes

The dudes that will support you.

Danielle Dudiere

SEO of the Worlds

Email: seo@worlds.org
Phone: 08-555 555 54

Daniel Dudé

Tractor fixer

Email: trackfix@org.org
Phone: +478 566 5584

The Duder of the Dudest

Guru del mundo

Email: leif@nerfguns.com
Phone: 0707569007
Url: http://snillrik.se

Due Diligence

VD

Email: kallio0695@webbigt.se
Phone: 08-555555

Important People

This is an example of the “big” type in the shortcode.

Mattias P Kallio

WordPress guru
This is the dude that is me!

Email: kallio@snillrik.se
Phone: 0707400125
Url: https://snillrik.se

Voldudemort

Dudorama
This is the beauty that cannot be called by here real name, because of all the dudeness.

Email: lamadin@dong.org
Phone: 0646-554554

Support team

It’s not a real support team, you just have to email me and I will try to help you. 🙂

Voldudemort

Dudorama

Email: lamadin@dong.org
Phone: 0646-554554

Deidrie Dudersson

DEO Dude Elected Official

Email: doedude@distresseddames.com
Phone: 0548-555 555

Anna Therworld

Guru

Email: mickemicklar@gmail.com
Phone: 0707400125
Url: http://snillrik.se

A block with a dude in the column to the right

Yes, it’s a block with the dude in the last third of the section. And you might think this text is not very interesting, and you would be right. It’s not.

It might also be in the bottom of the section if you view it on your mobile.

Mattias P Kallio

WordPress guru
This is the dude that is me!

Email: kallio@snillrik.se
Phone: 0707400125
Url: https://snillrik.se

Support team again

It’s not a real support team, you just have to email me and I will try to help you. 🙂

LIST THAT IS FANCY

Due Diligence

VD

The Duder of the Dudest

Guru del mundo

Daniel Dudé

Tractor fixer

A custom look

These custom examples can be found here: https://github.com/MattiasKallio/dudes
As I’m typing this there are only these three examples but most likley there will be more later. 🙂

Mattias P Kallio

WordPress guru

Mattias P Kallio

WordPress guru

Voldudemort

Dudorama

Voldudemort

Dudorama

Deidrie Dudersson

DEO Dude Elected Official

Deidrie Dudersson

DEO Dude Elected Official

Smartass
Snitson 3000
Tok
Balla Lajka
Guru
Bi Sepz
VD
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
The Duder of the Dudest
Daniel Dudé