No customer likes to deal with an automated system. Chat boxes, automated replies, do-not-reply mails – they take away the personal touch completely. Though it’s not easy to avoid this in an automated environment, we can try to make it all less impersonal. One way to do so is to profile your team members on your website, using WordPress team showcase plugins. This way users get to put a face to the other end of the phone or email.
Your employees are the core strength of your organization. Letting users know about your employees will give them the confidence to deal with you, and boost trust levels.
Sure, your About page is a fine place to explain to customers what your business can do. But you can take it a notch further and add profile pages that showcase your team members. This lets customers know you have the people to get the job done. These dedicated member pages also help to channel communication to the right person for a better user experience.
While creating a bio may be quite easy, putting it altogether and displaying it attractively requires more effort. This is especially true for large and diverse teams. Plugins can get a lot done when it comes to profile pages – create and update bios, create team pages, and add members to team pages. They’re good for both small groups as well as large organizations with multiple teams. Moreover, these plugins are responsive and so users can view them from any device.
Let’s check out some of our favorite WordPress team showcase plugins for your staff.
1. Creative Team Showcase for WordPress Premium Plugin
The Creative Team Showcase is a great option for designing a professional and (you guessed it) creative display of your your team members. The plugin comes with 6 customizable and responsive layouts including mosaic, square & circle grids, slider, wave animation, hexagon and inline preview (you can check them out on the demo site).
Best of all, customizations are made easy thanks to the included control panel. Choose colors for rows, headers, names, titles and more using the intuitive color pickers. Drag and drop team members to reorder them. Add an unlimited number of skill for each team member, including their social links.
The Creative Team Showcase is also fully compatible with the popular WP Bakery Page Builder, so you can easily insert a team showcase on any page when creating your website. Other features such as Font Awesome integration, RTL support, and premium support make this showcase plugin an excellent option for any professional website.
2. AWSM Team Showcase Free & Premium WordPress Plugin
AWSM Team makes it easy to create and mange a team and showcase it on your WordPress. Once you install the plugin, the AWSM Team item appears on your Admin sidebar.
At first, you’ll meed to create individual member profile pages with details like name, description and contact info. These pages also serve as a basic template that can be used by each member to create bios. Once the member pages are ready, you can start creating a team or teams by adding member profiles. You can also configure the look and feel of each team page.
Three presets are available (card, table, list) and you can pick any one to display team members. Each preset comes with a few styling options as well as option to customize using CSS. The plugin is responsive and touch enabled.
Upgrade to Pro
With WordPress team showcase plugins (like most plugins), upgrading to a premium version of a plugin means more features and priority support from the developer. The Pro version of the plugin offers more features to help you better show off your awesome team. 5 additional presets and multiple styling options make it easier to design your showcase. It also supports the WPBakery Visual Page Builder, so you can easily add or insert teams in any theme.
3. Team Builder – Meet the Team Premium WordPress Plugin
Team Builder comes with a powerful admin builder, WPBakery Visual Page Builder support and a number of shortcodes that enable you to build an attractive display for your team in a very short time. The plugin can display your team in a grid, table, slider or widget.
Sliding panels in 5 themes provide a pleasing background for your team display. The visual builder, the drag and drop feature and the numerous customization options make building your team pages a fun exercise. Ready made layouts with different style presets are included, along with social icons bar with styling options. You’ll be able to customize fonts, colors, spacing and arrangement of different elements. You can also add fancy hover effects as well as a custom URL for each member.
Members can be tagged, so viewers can filter staff by departments or teams. Skill bars or stars help to rate employees and build cards with details like email, phone, Skype, website, bio, tagline or location. Employee details can also be stored as contacts which is an awesome features to find in WordPress team showcase plugins.
4. Team Members Free & Pro WordPress Plugin
Another of our top team showcase plugins called Team Members comes in two versions free and premium.
Starting with the Teams item on your WordPress dashboard, you can add members to your team, with their photo, position, bio, and social profiles. Each member can have three social links and you can display up to four members in a single line. Any number of team members can be featured.
The plugin is also fully responsive, and thanks to the included easy to use shortcodes that you can just copy and page it’s simple to display team members anywhere on your site.
Upgrade to Pro
The Team Members PRO version adds more features and options. Each member can have a separate color and up to five members can find a place in one row. On hover, a second photo can show up or a more info link can appear. You can add filters to your photos and choose design options such as square or round photos, add or omit borders. You can also pick colors to go with your brand.
5. Team Showcase Premium WordPress Plugin
Team Showcase WordPress plugin is a premium plugin that can be used to display any kind of content that includes image and text. Given the range of features it offers, it’s a good fit to showcase your team as well.
Pre-built layout options are available and you can customize the layouts by selecting options. Dozens of layout and layout combinations are possible using grid or table formats. The grids are responsive and can contain information about each member, or the info can appear on hover.
The tables are responsive too, but it’s the thumbnails pager layout that’s a standout. In this format, the pictures are rather small, but on clicking, will appear enlarged in a designated area. This arrangement is perfect for displaying a large number of team members on a smaller screen space. At the same time, users can click on any member to see more details.
The plugin allows you to categorize the members and apply filters to enable users to view members in any specific team or position. It’s compatible with the WPBakery Visual Page Builder, helping you to build your team pages visually using drag and drop to put members in any order of display. Each member can have their own page and default image size can be changed. It’s also widget-ready, easy to use and customize.
6. Modern Team Showcase Premium WordPress Plugin
Modern team Showcase gives you a choice of ten responsive presets that you can use to place your member profiles. Besides, you can edit these presets conveniently using the front-end visual template editor. The ease with which you can edit helps you create and re-create member and team profiles and have them up on your website in a very short time.
The plugin comes with a basic form to collect information about team members. It also helps you create your own form to collect information. You’ll also find some dummy data to get you started on your profiling exercise.
The outstanding feature of this plugin is the meta key based logic system it uses to allows cell to differentiate based on custom fields associated with each member. For instance, clicking a button can highlight members who are part of some program or who are qualified to teach.
Your Thoughts on our Best WordPress Team Showcase Plugins
The WordPress team showcase plugins on this list are great options to introduce your team members on your website. They can give a human face to your organization and encourage visitors to interact with you online. Plus, when coupled with project management plugins it’s a great way to keep your business organized and your team connected.
What about you? Do you have a favorite WordPress plugin that helps to profile your team? Or perhaps you’ve tried one of these WordPress team showcase plugins before? Let us know in the comments below.