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10 Best Team Members Plugins for WordPress 2021

Looking for a way to showcase team members on your WordPress site? In this collection, we’ll compare 10 team members plugins for WordPress that can help you do just that.

These plugins will help you showcase team members as part of an existing page. Or, you can also use these plugins to create a dedicated page for your team members, complete with functionality to divide team members into different categories and help visitors find specific people.

For each plugin on this list, I’ll share:

  • The plugin’s key features
  • Some examples of what the team members showcase actually looks like
  • A look at the backend interface where you’ll add team members
  • Price information

Let’s dig in.

1. TeamPress

TeamPress plugin

TeamPress is a premium team member plugin at CodeCanyon that helps you display team members in a variety of different ways.

One nice thing about this plugin is that it includes AJAX filters that make it easy for people to interact with your team member showcase without requiring any page reloads.

Key Features

  • 60+ different team member layouts to choose from, including grid, list, table, and carousel views
  • AJAX search and filter (e.g. search team members without needing to reload the page)
  • AJAX load more
  • Display more information in a lightbox, modal, or collapse
  • Full control over colors and fonts
  • Display team members with a shortcode or widget
  • Support for popular page builders, including Elementor, SiteOrigin, and WPBakery Page Builder

Example of Team Members List

Again, TeamPress offers a variety of different styles, so there’s no single look.

Here’s an example of what a basic grid looks like, along with AJAX pagination, search, and filter options to filter by the first letter of a team member’s name:

Example

And here’s a look at what a team member carousel looks like (people can see more information in a lightbox popup):

TeamPress example

How You Add Team Members

You’ll add team members using an interface that looks a lot like creating a new post or page. Beyond adding content, uploading images, and choosing categories, you also get a new Team Info meta box that lets you add information like a team member’s position, contact information, etc.

TeamPress backend

Price

TeamPress costs $27 with standard Envato licensing.

2. The Team Pro

The Team Pro

The Team Pro is a popular WordPress team member showcase plugin at CodeCanyon, where it’s been purchased over 6,400 times. Across those sales, it has maintained a 4.73-star rating (out of 5), which is pretty solid.

Like TeamPress, you can use The Team Pro to display your team members in a variety of different ways. Personally, I found The Team Pro to have some of the best-looking designs of any plugin on this list.

Key Features

  • 8 preset team member layouts: drawer, modal, grid, circles, cards, list, table, and slide-in
  • Multiple style options for each layout
  • Responsive and touch-enabled
  • WPBakery Page Builder integration
  • Create multiple teams and assign team members to different teams

One thing you’re missing, though, is options for search/filter. So if you have a really large team, you might want to skip this plugin and go with a different plugin that makes it easier to find specific team members.

Example of Team Members List

Again, you have some flexibility here because of the different layout options.

Let me show you one of my favorites, though. The grid style below is used by a lot of startups and creates a neat effect. As a visitor hovers over a team member’s picture, more information will appear:

The Team Pro example

If a visitor clicks on one of the team members, a drawer slide-out will appear with even more information:

Definitely a neat effect!

How You Add Team Members

Adding team members is easy — it’s basically the regular WordPress editor, along with new options for a team member’s information:

Team Showcase interface

You can also create multiple teams and assign team members to different teams.

Price

The Team Pro costs $29 with standard Envato licensing.

3. Heroes Assemble

Heroes Assemble

Beyond having a fun name, Heroes Assemble makes it easy to display team members anywhere on your site.

One unique feature of this plugin is that it lets you add “skill bars” to team members. So if you like that functionality, that might be a reason to go with Heroes Assemble (I’ll show you an example of this below).

Key Features

  • 10 different grid styles/layouts to control your team member showcase
  • 12 different color skins
  • Skill bars
  • AJAX filters
  • Modal popup feature that displays more information for team members
  • Built-in shortcode generator

Example of Team Members List

Again, Heroes Assemble offers 10 different styles.

Here’s what the first style looks like — note the AJAX filter at the top:

Heroes Assemble example

If a visitor clicks on a specific team member, a modal slide-out appears with more information about that person:

Heroes Assemble popup

Pretty slick!

How You Add Team Members

Like the previous two plugins, you’ll add your team members in the familiar WordPress editor interface, along with a meta box to add contact information, social media profiles, position, and more:

Price

Heroes Assemble costs $18 with standard Envato licensing.

4. Team Showcase

Team Showcase plugin

By the numbers, Team Showcase is the most popular team members plugin at CodeCanyon. It has over 5,500 sales and has maintained a 4.68-star rating on over 290 reviews.

The developer, cmoreira, also has a number of other popular showcase plugins, so you have some good experience backing this plugin.

Team Showcase has some neat features such as drag-and-drop ordering for team members that most other plugins don’t have.

Key Features

  • 4 different layouts/styles: grid, hover grid, pager (unique), table — each layout has different themes that can help you further customize it
  • Lots of customization options for the number of columns, image shapes, colors, etc.
  • AJAX category filter
  • AJAX pagination
  • Option to create a new page for each team member (Google can index this page, which opens some cool SEO opportunities)
  • Embed via shortcode, widget, or PHP function
  • Option to add custom fields to collect unique team member information

Example of Team Members List

As I mentioned above, I think Team Showcase’s Pager layout is its most unique layout. With this layout, you get both a team member grid and detailed information for individual team members.

Whenever a visitor clicks on a team member in a grid, their information appears in the “detail box”:

Team Showcase example

One other unique thing here is the “themes”. These let you quickly change up your showcase’s looks. For example, you could add this highlighting to team members’ names by choosing a different theme:

Different ehemes

How You Add Team Members

When you go to add a new team member, you’ll get various meta boxes where you can add a variety of information:

Team Showcase backend

You can then use drag-and-drop to arrange team members in the main team member list.

Price

Team Showcase costs $17 with standard Envato licensing.

5. Team Members

Team Members plugins

Team Members is the first free team member showcase plugin on this list. It’s available at WordPress.org, where it’s active on over 40,000 websites and has a 4.3-star rating.

Beyond that free version, there’s also a Pro version that tacks on more functionality.

Team Members is a little more limited in the types of layouts that it offers. But if you just want a standard grid layout, it’s a solid free option.

Key Features

I’ll start with the features in the free version:

  • Unlimited team members
  • Create multiple separate teams
  • Grid layout
  • Customize the number of columns, alignment, etc.

And if you go Pro, you’ll also get access to these features:

  • Display picture on hover
  • Member height “equalizing” (to create a better grid — otherwise team members might have different heights)
  • Full-width pictures
  • Picture filters
  • More social media links for each team member

Example of Team Members List

Again, Team Members really only has one core layout — the grid:

Team Members example

You can customize the number of columns, but there aren’t any of the more creative layouts that you saw with some other plugins.

How You Add Team Members

Unlike all the other plugins, Team Members has more of a custom interface. I found it easier to use because you can add multiple team members from the same interface (that is — no page reloads needed).

So overall — this one has my favorite backend interface of any plugin on this list:

Team Members backend

You can also create multiple separate teams to organize your team members.

Price

You can get started with Team Members for free at WordPress.org.

If you want access to more functionality, the Pro version starts at just $19, which is comparable to the team member plugins at CodeCanyon.

6. Team

Team

The creatively named Team plugin is another free WordPress team members plugin that you can find at WordPress.org.

If you need more functionality than the free version can offer, there’s also an affordable premium version.

One unique feature in the Pro version is the ability to assign team members to an actual WordPress account and then display each team member’s latest posts. This makes it an especially good option to display a team of writers because you can include each writer’s latest blog posts.

Key Features

I’ll start with the features in the free version at WordPress.org:

  • 6 different layouts, including 4 grid, 1 isotope, and 1 carousel
  • Square or rounded profile images
  • Embed via shortcode, widget, or PHP function
  • Order by title, date, or menu order

If you go Pro, you’ll get access to:

  • 33 layouts: 14 grid, 1 table, 9 isotope, 9 carousel
  • Drag-and-drop team member ordering
  • Add a grayscale filter to images
  • Customize social icons
  • Skill fields with progress bar
  • Pagination
  • Display members by department
  • Popup with details for a single member
  • Assign a team member to a WordPress user account (and display a team member’s latest posts in the popup)

Example of Team Members List

Here’s an example of what the basic grid looks like:

Team example

And here’s an example of the team member carousel slider:

Another Team example

How You Add Team Members

Like many of the others, you’ll add your team members in the regular WordPress editor with some meta boxes that let you add team member information:

Price

There’s a limited free version of Team available at WordPress.org. After that, the Pro version costs $17 to unlock all of the functionality.

7. Creative Team Showcase

Creative Team Showcase

The name — Creative Team Showcase — is a pretty good descriptor for what this plugin does.

That is, it helps you display a team member showcase with some creative and unique designs.

If you want your team member showcase to have an eye-catching design, that would be a reason to choose this plugin — its designs are definitely more unique than any of the other plugins on this list.

Key Features

  • 6 different team layouts
  • Drag-and-drop team member ordering
  • Lots of style/color customization options
  • WPBakery Page Builder integration
  • AJAX category filter

Example of Team Members List

As I mentioned, Creative Team Showcase has some really unique layouts.

One example is this Mosaic layout:

Grid

And this Hexagonal layout is also quite unique. Note the addition of the AJAX category filters:

Hexagon

I’ll show you one more because it’s probably the most out-there option on the list! The Wave layout has your team members slide across the screen as a visitor scrolls down:

Wave

This creates a really cool effect – it’s much more impactful if you see it live, so click here to go straight to that demo.

Price

Creative Team Showcase costs $32 with standard Envato licensing.

8. WP Team

WP Team

WP Team is a well-rated WordPress team members plugin that comes in both a free and premium version.

While the plugin has a lot of features, I think that WP Team excels when it comes to its display options (especially with the premium version). You get a lot of simple or unique layouts, along with useful features such as AJAX filters, AJAX search boxes, modal popups or slide-ins with team member details, and more.

Key Features

  • Eight different preset team member layouts, including carousel, grid, list, and more (three are free while the other five require the paid version)
  • Option to show team member details in a modal popup or create a dedicated page for each team member
  • AJAX frontend filters and search box to let visitors filter by department or search by name
  • Option to show team members in a fixed order or randomize their order
  • Compatible with popular page builder plugins, including Elementor, Divi, Beaver Builder, and more

Example of Team Members List

WP Team is quite flexible in how it lets you display team members and also includes some unique layouts, so I’m going to share a few example screenshots here. 

First, let’s look at a carousel list with modal slide-out for team member details.

At first, the team member list looks like this:

Main team display

If visitors click on a team member, though, they’ll get a modal slide-out that looks like this:

Slide-out with team member details

In terms of unique layouts, the mosaic layout provides a very interesting way of listing team members:

Mosaic layout

And if you have a lot of team members, you can use a table list view, complete with optional AJAX filters and search box:

Team member table list

How You Add Team Members

To set up WP Team, you’ll first add individual team members using a simple interface based on the classic TinyMCE WordPress editor:

WP Team interface

Once you’ve added individual team members, you can use the team generator page to choose which members to display in a listing, along with the style and layout of the listing page.

Price

WP Team comes in both a free version at WordPress.org as well as a premium version called WP Team Pro.

The premium version adds five new layouts as well as gives you a lot more flexibility for setting up your team member lists and customizing the profiles for individual team members.

For use on a single site, WP Team Pro starts at $39 for one year of support and updates or $139 for lifetime support and updates.

9. Team Members with Slider

Team Member with Slider plugin

Despite the name, the Team Members with Slider plugin lets you display your team members in both sliders and grids.

It offers a lot of different layout options and styles, along with useful features such as frontend AJAX filters and search boxes.

Key Features

  • Display team members in a slider/carousel or a grid
  • AJAX filters to filter specific team members by category/department as well as an AJAX search box
  • Various hover effects to display more team member details on hover
  • Lots of fields for team member information, including email, social links (support for 35+ networks), websites, and more
  • Total of 30+ different layouts
  • Touch-enabled features for mobile devices

Example of Team Members List

Team Members with Slider has a lot of different layouts and hover effects.

Here’s a grid that includes the AJAX filter and search box, along with hover effects:

Grid with Ajax filters

And here’s an example of the eponymous team member slider (also including hover effects):

Slider with hover effect

How You Add Team Members

To add team members, you’ll get a popup interface like this:

Adding team members to the plugin

Then, you can create a new listing by selecting a template and then customizing its settings. When you choose a template, you’ll also be able to manually add individual team members to it.

Price

Team Members with Slider comes in both a free version at WordPress.org as well as a premium version with more features.

The pro version starts at $20.99 for use on a single site. The license is quite generous, though, as you get lifetime support and updates for that price.

10. WP Team Display

WP Team Display plugin

WP Team Display is a premium WordPress team members plugin from JoomUnited. 

It can make a good option for more complicated team member lists as it includes a drag-and-drop organization chart builder. Rather than just adding team members as individual entities, you can actually show your team members in your organization’s hierarchy, which can be useful for more complex organizations (you’ll see an example of this below).

Key Features

  • Drag-and-drop organization chart builder, which lets you add team members within your organization’s hierarchy
  • Four different organization chart themes, along with additional customization options
  • Option to show team members in a “flat” listing (no hierarchy)
  • Flexible user profiles for each team member, along with convenient features such as live image cropping
  • Dedicated page builder integrations for Divi Builder, Beaver Builder, and WPBakery Page Builder (or add the shortcode to any page builder plugin)

Example of Team Members List

Again, one of the most unique details about WP Team Display is that you can display your team members within your organization’s hierarchy. Here’s an example:

Example of an organization chart

Or, you can also display team members in a “flat” listing like other team member plugins.

How You Add Team Members

To set up your organization chart and add individual team members, you’ll get a simple interface like this:

Setting up an org chart

Price

WP Team Display costs $29 for six months of support and updates or $39 for one year of support and updates. Both plans support use on unlimited sites.

Which WordPress Team Member Plugin Should You Use?

Ok, so which of these WordPress team member showcase plugins is right for you?

Let’s run through some scenarios.

First off, if you want the most unique layout options, Creative Team Showcase is definitely the winner, though I also like some of the offerings in Team Showcase, The Team Pro, and WP Team Pro.

For the best free team members plugin, I’d say go with Team Members if you just want a simple grid, or Team if you want more flexibility when it comes to layouts.

Beyond that, all the other plugins also have something to offer. To make your choice, you should pay attention to the layout/style options, as well as features such as AJAX category filters, search, and pagination (especially if you have a large team).

Have any questions about these team members plugins? Let us know in the comments!

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