Contact List – Premium Staff Listing, Business Directory & Address Book


One-Stop Directory Solution! Quick searches, tailored filters, front-end messaging, custom fields, CSV import & export, reCAPTCHA & more.

The easiest business directory plugin for WordPress

Looking for a simple yet comprehensive directory plugin for a WordPress website? If the answer is YES, then you are in the right place!

Contact List is a dedicated directory plugin to manage and create address books, company/business directories, yellow pages, and numerous other member directories right inside WordPress.

  • A simple method of listing contacts on a WordPress website
  • Email contacts immediately from the front-end form
  • Contact directories created by importing data from a CSV file or via a publicly accessible form
  • CSV import & export
  • Customize the contact card completely, either via settings or by creating a custom template

  • Contact List Plugin Demos

  • Documentation
  • Blog

7-day free trial available for the Pro version

Cases for Contact List Directory Plugin

Contact List simplifies the process of creating WordPress website directories of any kind. The possibilities of a directory building with Contact List are endless. You can build…

  • Address book
  • Business directory
  • Online directory
  • Member directory
  • Contact directory
  • Business listing
  • Yellow pages directory
  • List of any kind of contacts like companies or offices
  • Phone book
  • Faculty and Staff Directory
  • Medical Staff Directory
  • Church Directory
  • Directory of Doctors and Medical Staff
  • Employee Directory
  • Medical Personnel Directory
  • Team Members Directory
  • Staff list
  • Chamber of commerce

… and even if you are not tech-geek, you can still build all of the above-mentioned directories with an ease, thanks to Contact List’s simplicity in design and function.

What are you waiting for? Join the thousands who have already begun their journey and start composing your own business directory! Give it a try and you’ll definitely love it.

Getting started

Contact List is a comprehensive directory plugin for building any kinds of directories a on WordPress website. Get the plugin downloaded first. The process is quite simple.

Start creating your WordPress contact directory page, with 2 steps:

  1. Add some contacts from WP admin > Contact List > All contacts.

  2. Insert one of these shortcodes to any page or post on your site.

    • [contact_list] (default contact list)
    • [contact_list_simple] (simple contact list)

That’s it! You’ve added contact list to your site! It is super simple, isn’t it?

Contact List plugin features

Fields for each contact

Contact List plugin is the best solution to comprise and build a WordPress website directory with ease. The ability to add new fields and remove certain existing ones is quite essential for a business directory plugin, and this is what Contact List offers.

If one wants to display information about employees other than the minimal minimum of first name, last name, and email, Contact List offers a lot of freedom. This directory plugin allows the the listing of any contact data including name, job title, contact info, social media links, and so forth. Fields can also come in handy for creating all-in-one address book. This is not all, there are more fields that can be added to the contact directory using the Contact List plugin.

  • First/last name
  • Photo
  • Job title
  • Contact info (e.g. email, phone)
  • Social media links (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook URLs)
  • Address (including country, state, and city in separate fields)
  • Category
  • Multiple custom fields

Front-end Contact Editor

Give access to certain user roles to submit, manage and edit contacts from the front end. Furthermore, with a single click of button request user roles or enlisted contacts to update their directory info.

Send emails

This directory plugin allows sending emails directly to contacts using a built-in form on the front end (featuring reCAPTCHA). This means that users and website visitors can contact enlisted directory members right inside the directory page without additional add-ons and efforts.

Most importantly, the plugin still keeps contact info confidential. The contact’s email address can be completely obscured, to prevent email spam, but still, email can be sent to the contact.

Furthermore, Contact List allows sending emails in bulk to all of the contacts or contacts in the specific group simultaneously.

Categorized contacts

Contact List supports easy and fast categorization and grouping directory contacts into small or big groups in order to facilitate the search process.

Contact Filters

The Contact List plugin allows to set comprehensive filters on the contact directory: such as filtering contacts by country, state, city, and category. Additionally, country and state dropdowns are generated automatically based on the directory contact data.

Alongside this, there can be more filters added to the directory based on the needs and preferences.

Contact submission forms

Contact List is a directory plugin that allows to built directory contact submission forms with various fields, insert them on your directory page and further expand your contact list.

Contact search

Easy search of contacts thanks to grouped and organized contact directory and numerous contact filters. Furthermore, facilitate contact search showing contacts in site search results, except for the contacts directory page.

Contact views

Contact List supports two directory views: a comprehensive list of all contact information and a simpler table view.

Directory layouts

Control how the WordPress website directory looks and function with ease. Set the number of users per page, the sorting criteria and order, and numerous other display options. As well as, choose among 4 different contact directory layouts suggested by the Contact List plugin.

CSV Import & Export

Get a user-friendly WordPress directory plugin that simplifies the migration process by allowing you import thousands of listings from a CSV file. Plus export the list with a CSV file, and keep it on computer in case of any trouble.


Contact List free offerings

  • Direct email to contacts from the front-end form
  • 2 directory views: a complete list of all contact data and a simpler table type view
  • Spam-prevention via obfuscated emails
  • Grouped and categorized contacts
  • Fast search targeting all contacts
  • Contact filters by country, state, city and category
  • Additional filters by simply renaaming default country and state filters
  • Automatic country and state dropdowns are created using contact information
  • 1 custom field
  • 4 ready-made directory layouts
  • Printable contact list

Contact List paid offerings

  • Allow user roles modify contacts and contact info using the front-end contact editor
  • Request contacts to update their existing contact info simply clicking a button
  • Numerous shortcodes and views for varied usage scenarios (simple list, 3 columns, etc.)
  • Single contact pages, such as /contact/firstname-lastname/, for each individual contact
  • Support for pagination
  • Display contact information in a lightbox
  • Include contacts in website search results
  • Show contacts in site search results
  • A contact database created via a publicly accessible contact submission form
  • 6 custom fields and WYSIWYG editor
  • Turn custom fields into filters
  • Bulk emails to all contacts or group of contacts
  • Excel import and export from/to CSV file
  • Change field titles and hide particular fields from the public form or admin area to customize fields in any way you like
  • Create any kind of business directory or address book

7-day free trial available for the Pro version

Additional resources

You can check more info about us on our website:

For any support queries or feature requests regarding the free version, please contact us at the support forum.

Follow the Contact List blog to stay informed about the plugin and its advancements.

Contact List’s simplicity in design and function, the vast array of unique features, and versatility are the reasons more and more people are turning to this WordPress directory plugin as a business directory and contact list-building solution. It allows building various directories, including staff directory, employee directory, address book, or phonebook. Something that you will really need for neatly managing your contacts and for staying organized.

What are you waiting for? Hurry up to get the Contact List plugin and get a start building your own WordPress website business directory today!


  • List of contacts on your site
  • Send message to a contact
  • List of contacts in 4 columns (more layout options available)
  • Simple list
  • Form for gathering the contact database (including more fields)
  • Contact management


  1. Activate the plugin from WordPress plugin directory or manually upload it to your site
  2. See the Help / Support page for further instructions


Can I use the plugin for a business directory?

Yes! Contact List is suitable for listing any kind of contact information. Basically you can use it for any kind of online directory.

Can I use it for listing company staff?

Yes! Contact List is the perfect WP staff list plugin for creating any kind of member directory.

Do you offer support?

Of course! We offer support in the forums here on and if you have a paid subscription we offer priority email support.

Does Contact List Free or Contact List Pro work with some other plugin?

You may contact us directly here if there’s any kind of compatibility issue with some other plugin. We will then do our best to solve that issue.

Can the visitors add contacts?

That kind of contact form is a feature in the Pro version. Using that form you can collect contact data with a publicly available form from anyone who has access to the page that the form is on.

Can I use the plugin as a contact manager?

Yes, you can use it as a contact manager. You don’t necessarily have to add any publicly available list of contacts on your site, you can just use the admin tools to manage contacts.

Is this a business directory, staff directory, yellow pages directory or what?

You can use the Contact List plugin for any purpose that suits your needs. That could be yellow pages, business listing, member directory, staff list or pretty much anything you can think of. The basic idea is to present a user friendly list of contacts on your site. 🙂


2024年1月22日 1 回复
Contact list is a very good plugin, easy to use and with excellent support. Anssi helped me set up new features, thank you very much.


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2.9.87 – 2024-02-18

  • (All plans) New feature (beta): When a parameter ajax is used in the simple list shortcode, the input field search is done using an ajax query (can make the page load faster if the number of contacts is large), [contact_list ajax=1]
  • (Free + All plans) Bug fixes

2.9.86 – 2024-02-04

  • (Free + All plans) Contact cards are now automatically expanded if content is longer than the set card height. Minimum card height can be set in the settings (Layout tab).
  • (Free + All plans) Layout fixes

2.9.85 – 2024-02-04

  • (Personal) Fix: Custom URLs show up now properly on simple list
  • (All plans) New setting / column for contact cards: Contact card contents, bottom column (100% width)

2.9.84 – 2024-02-03

  • (All plans) New setting for simple list: Exclude contacts belonging to only subgroups from group listings
  • (All plans) New field for contacts: Google Maps iframe code
  • (All plans) New setting: Map height in pixels (Layout tab)
  • (Free + All plans) New setting: Hide Google Maps iframe code
  • (Free + All plans) New setting for simple list: Preserve table-like layout on mobile devices
  • (Free + All plans) Layout fixes
  • (Free + All plans) Bug fixes

2.9.83 – 2024-01-20

  • (Professional + Business) Custom fields 7-20 added to import / export
  • (All plans) New settings for simple list: Show custom URL 1 and 2 + Custom URL 1 and 2 link text
  • (Free + All plans) The settings for search results texts are now valid for simple list also (10 contacts found etc.)
  • (Free + All plans) The setting “Back”-link title is now active in everywhere the link exists

2.9.82 – 2023-11-21

  • (Professional + Business) Added permalink edit for single contacts when the setting “Enable single contact page” is active
  • (Professional + Business) Contact names in the simple list can now be linked to the single contact page (see plugin settings, Simple list tab)
  • (Professional + Business) You can now activate any number of custom fields (plugin settings, Custom fields tab)
  • (All plans) Group names in the simple list can now be linked to a list of members from that group (plugin settings, Simple list tab)
  • (Free + All plans) Tweaks and fixes

2.9.81 – 2023-10-31

  • (All plans) New shortcode to make the search require a button click, for input field search only: [contact_list hide_filters=1 disable_instant_search=1 search_button_text=”Search”]
  • (All plans) New shortcode to make the search require a button click, for search filters only: [contact_list hide_search=1 disable_instant_search=1 search_button_text=”Search”]
  • (Free + All plans) It is now possible to add different variations of the [contact_list] shortcode to the same page, and the search functions work correctly

2.9.80 – 2023-10-06

  • (All plans) Fix: Phone numbers and single custom fields are now properly formatted when using single field values in the contact card’s left and right column
  • (Free + All plans) Fix: Email address added back to the contact card

2.9.79 – 2023-10-05

  • (All plans) New fields for contacts: Custom URLs. You can now add an icon or any image in the settings and add a link to the contact card (same way the social media urls work). The same icon / image is shown for all contacts and the link is defined when editing the contact. Can be activated from the plugin settings, Custom URLs tab.
  • (All plans) It is now possible to add any single field value to the contact card’s left and right column (see plugin settings, Contact card tab)
  • (All plans) Import & export now supports images. The importable file should contain either the image id or filename (from media library, the image should be added to media library before the import).
  • (Free + All plans) Bug fixes

2.9.78 – 2023-09-16

  • (Free + All plans) More settings to hide fields from the contact edit form, all fields are now covered (plugin settings, Hide / show form elements -tab -> Admin form elements)
  • (Free + All plans) New fields for contacts: Prefix, Middle name and Suffix (must be activated from the settings)
  • (Free + All plans) Twitter renamed to X and icon updated
  • (Free + All plans) Bug fixes

2.9.77 – 2023-08-08

  • (All plans) Customize the contact card contents: see plugin settings / Contact card tab
  • (All plans) Customize the contact card PHP template: see wp-content/plugins/contact-list-pro/templates/contact-card.php
  • (Free + All plans) New setting for contact card: Left column width (%)
  • (Free + All plans) Bug fixes

2.9.76 – 2023-08-06

  • (Professional + Business) New feature: Show a button on the contact card that opens a lightbox (can be used to show longer description / additional info)
  • (Professional + Business) New setting: Show a button that opens the contact card lightbox (Contact card tab)
  • (Professional + Business) New setting: Text for the button
  • (Professional + Business) New setting: Hide additional information from default contact card, show only in lightbox
  • (Free + All plans) Fix: no more backslash before an apostrophe in email subject

2.9.75 – 2023-07-25

  • Compatibility for WP 6.3

2.9.74 – 2023-07-21

  • (Free + All plans) Minor tweaks and fixes

2.9.73 – 2023-07-11

  • (Free + All plans) Bug fixes

2.9.72 – 2023-07-05

  • (Free + All plans) Various tweaks and fixes

2.9.71 – 2023-06-18

  • (All plans) New setting for using reCAPTCHA: Method used for reCAPCHA check in PHP (file_get_contents() or cURL)
  • (All plans) New setting: Subject for messages sent from contact card (see plugin settings, reCAPTCHA and email tab)

2.9.70 – 2023-06-11

  • (Business) New setting for the daily import: Don’t import the first line of the CSV file
  • (All plans) New setting for contact import: Update contacts by email addresses instead of adding new contacts
  • (All plans) New setting for contact import: Don’t import the first line of the CSV file
  • (All plans) New setting for contact import: Delete ALL existing contacts before import
  • (Free + All plans) New setting: Contact card title. Add any fields or other content to be the contact card title (see plugin settings, Contact card tab)

2.9.69 – 2023-05-06

  • (All plans) New parameter [contact_list hide_contacts_first=1]: Hide contacts first (contacts are shown when searched or any filter is selected)
  • (All plans) New parameter [contact_list hide_contacts_first=1 default_contact_id=12345]: Hide contacts first and show only a single default contact
  • (Free + All plans) Bug fixes

2.9.68 – 2023-03-09

  • (Free + All plans) Fixed an issue where the phone column was not aligned correctly in simple list
  • (All plans) New parameter for search only shortcode: [contact_list_search group=GROUP_SLUG]
  • (All plans) New parameter to exclude groups from simple list: [contact_list_simple exclude_groups=”group-slug-1,group-slug-2,group-slug-3″]

2.9.67 – 2023-02-12

  • (Professional + Business) Fix: [contact_list group=GROUP_SLUG] now preserves the set group after changing filters
  • (All plans) Fix: [contact_list_simple group=GROUP_SLUG] now preserves the set group after changing filters
  • (Free + All plans) New setting: Show titles above phone numbers on contact card (plugin settings, Layout tab)
  • (Free + All plans) Minor bug fixes

2.9.66 – 2023-02-06

  • (Business) New feature: set up a scheduled daily contact import (see plugin settings, Import & Export tab)

2.9.65 – 2022-12-30

  • (All plans) It is now possible to define the required fields for the form generated by shortcode [contact_list_form] (see plugin settings, Hide / show form elements tab)
  • (Free + All plans) New setting for simple list: Show call button in addition to the phone link
  • Some PHP actions added to enable better customization of the plugin. For more information see

2.9.64 – 2022-12-23

  • (Professional + Business) You can now define the fields shown in simple list for each shortcode separately like so: [contact_list_simple fields=”full_name phone city category”]
  • (All plans) Fixed the issue that appeared after the last update when using custom fields 2-6 in the simple list

2.9.63 – 2022-12-21

  • (All plans) You can now select any fields in any order to the simple list (see plugin settings, bottom of Simple list tab)
  • (Free + All plans) New setting for simple list: Show call button instead of phone number

2.9.62 – 2022-12-18

  • Various tweaks and fixes

2.9.61 – 2022-11-29

  • (Professional + Business) New tab in settings: Custom post type
  • (Professional + Business) Separate pages for single contacts, e.g. /contact/firstname-lastname/
  • (Professional + Business) Show contacts in site search results

2.9.60 – 2022-11-15

  • Freemius WordPress SDK update (2.5.2)

2.9.59 – 2022-11-06

  • WordPress 6.1 compatibility update

2.9.58 – 2022-10-16

  • (All plans) ZIP Code added to simple list (can be activated from the settings)
  • (Free + All plans) Bug fixes

2.9.57 – 2022-09-05

  • (Free + All plans) Various tweaks and fixes

2.9.56 – 2022-05-15

  • (All plans) Phone 2 & 3 added to simple list (see plugin settings, Simple list tab)
  • (All plans) New shortcode parameter: Show contacts that belong to any of these groups (comma separated group slugs), [contact_list_groups groups__or=”group-slug-1,group-slug-2″]
  • (All plans) Fix: automatically generated custom field search filter titles are now correctly formed based on the actual custom field title
  • (All plans) Fix: The shortcode [contact_list_groups] is now correctly sorted by the setting ‘Sort contact list by’
  • (Free + All plans) New setting: Contact image size (see plugin settings, Layout tab)

2.9.55 – 2022-05-04

  • Fixed an issue where all available states were not shown on the search filter using shortcode [contact_list]

2.9.54 – 2022-04-24

  • (Free + All plans) Fix: the improved version of the pagination works now correctly
  • (Professional + Business) Frontend contact edit optimized: faster page load time when logged in and using the parameter edit=1

2.9.53 – 2022-03-19

  • (All plans) New setting: It is now possible to sort the contacts by custom field values
  • (All plans) New parameter hide_group_title: [contact_list_groups group=”sample-group” hide_group_title=1]
  • (Free + All plans) Improvement: If the contacts are sorted by other field than last name, the sortable field values can also be empty now
  • (Free + All plans) Fix: the debug info section opens normally now

2.9.52 – 2022-03-08

  • (Free + All plans) PHP error fix (happened during plugin activation if the plugin Shared Files is also installed)

2.9.51 – 2022-03-02

  • (All plans) New parameter to hide the breadcrumbs: [contact_list_groups hide_breadcrumbs=1]
  • (All plans) New parameter to exclude groups (from search filter and actual contacts): [contact_list exclude_groups=”group-slug-1,group-slug-2,group-slug-3″]
  • (All plans) Extra backslashes removed from subject when sending email using [contact_list_send_email]
  • (All plans) Reset button added to [contact_list_send_email]
  • (Free + All plans) Fixed a small jump of the contact list when changing the search filters for the first time
  • Some corrections to the French translations

2.9.50 – 2022-03-01

  • Various tweaks and fixes

2.9.49 – 2022-01-23

  • (Professional + Business) It is now possible to add new contacts from the front end, must be activated first from the plugin settings (Contact edit tab)
  • (All plans) Fields phone 2 and phone 3 added to the import & export tools
  • (All plans) Fix: phone 2 and phone 3 are now saved when editing the contact using the front end editor
  • (All plans) Fix: reply-to address is now correctly set when sending mail using shortcode [contact_list_send_email group=GROUP_SLUG]
  • (Free + All plans) Fix: The strong tag is no more missing from the contact card after searching or filtering contacts

2.9.48 – 2022-01-13

  • (Free + All plans) Fix: Category dropdown is now normally shown in the search form

2.9.47 – 2022-01-02

  • (Professional + Business): New setting: Send messages to groups as Bcc (reCAPTCHA and email tab)
  • (Free + All plans) Minor tweaks and fixes

2.9.46 – 2021-11-07

  • (All plans) Back links replaced with breadcrumbs on [contact_list_groups]
  • (All plans) New setting: Title for home in breadcrumbs
  • (Free + All plans) Fix: mailto link on simple list is no longer too much obfuscated

2.9.45 – 2021-10-17

  • (All plans) New setting: Disable automatic linking of partial custom field content that look like urls
  • (Free + All plans) Contact card html markup fix

2.9.44 – 2021-09-14

  • (All plans) Fix: Email notify is now sent when adding new contacts using the shortcode [contact_list_form] and the setting “Automatically publish user submitted contacts” is active
  • (Free + All plans) Various tweaks and fixes

2.9.43 – 2021-08-31

  • Bug fixes – 2021-08-23

  • Fix: Search filter on shortcode [contact_list group=GROUP_SLUG] now shows the subcategories / subgroups properly

2.9.42 – 2021-08-22

  • (Professional + Business) Front-end editor is now usable also after filtering contacts
  • (Professional + Business) New shortcode parameter: [contact_list group=GROUP_SLUG] (shows contacts in the defined group, and the group filter contains only that group and it’s subgroups)
  • (All plans) New setting (Search form tab): Search dropdown width defined based on contents (instead of fixed width)
  • (Free + All plans) Fixed an issue where field titles were occasionally displayed on the contact card when no value was defined
  • (Free + All plans) Printable list layout fixed
  • (Free + All plans) Missing translatable texts added
  • (Free + All plans) Various tweaks and fixes

2.9.41 – 2021-08-11

  • (Professional + Business) Individual custom fields can now be hidden from the contact card (you may still use those custom fields as search filters)
  • (All plans) Individual CSS classes added to phone numbers 1-3 on contact card
  • (Free + All plans) Social media icons replaced with high quality SVG versions
  • (Free + All plans) Fix: Custom field titles are now always hidden from the contact card if no custom field value is defined
  • (Free + All plans) Minor tweaks and fixes

2.9.40 – 2021-08-01

  • (Professional + Business) New feature: Front-end contact editor. Can be used with shortcodes [contact_list edit=1] and [contact_list_simple edit=1]. User roles must be first activated from the plugin settings (Contact edit tab).
  • (All plans) New setting: “Move zip code after state”
  • (Free + All plans) Minor tweaks and fixes

2.9.39 – 2021-07-31

  • (Professional + Business) New feature / setting: Open simple list contact details in a lightbox (Settings / Simple list)
  • (Professional + Business) New parameters for shortcodes – you can now filter contacts by all custom field values like so: [contact_list custom_field_1=”Management”], [contact_list_simple custom_field_2=”People” custom_field_3=”Workers”], etc.
  • (All plans) Missing fields Phone 2 and Phone 3 added to [contact_list_form] (can be renamed and activated from the settings)
  • (All plans) Improved version of the pagination. The pagination now works with shortcodes on the front page, single post, archive pages etc. (can be activated from the settings, first tab)
  • (Free + All plans) Minor tweaks and fixes

2.9.38 – 2021-07-03

  • (Pro) More fields added to the form used by features “request update” and “permanent update URL”
  • (Pro) Label for button “Send message” can now be renamed (Settings / Field titles and texts)
  • (Pro) Address line 1 added to simple list (Settings / Simple list)
  • (Free and Pro) Improved version of pagination
  • (Free and Pro) Various tweaks and fixes

2.9.37 – 2021-06-12

  • (Pro) Mail sent when “Request Update” is clicked is now customizable (Settings / reCAPTCHA and email)
  • (Pro) Contacts created using the shortcode [contact_list_form] now receive (optionally) a message containing a “permanent update URL” (Settings / reCAPTCHA and email)
  • (Pro) New setting: “Hide phone numbers from public card”
  • (Pro) Custom fields can now be used as search filters (Settings / Search form)
  • (Free and Pro) A new setting for all available custom fields: “Link text (only applicable if the custom field content is a URL)” (Settings / Custom fields)
  • (Free and Pro) You can now choose any Font Awesome icon for the available custom fields (Settings / Custom fields)
  • (Free and Pro) Minor tweaks and fixes

2.9.36 – 2021-06-05

  • (Pro) reCAPTCHA errors are now logged to the mail log
  • (Pro) New setting: Disable logging for reCAPTCHA errors
  • (Free and Pro) Bug fixes

2.9.35 – 2021-06-01

  • Fixed custom field value markup in simple list
  • Category added to simple list columns (optional, and title can be changed from the settings)

2.9.34 – 2021-05-29

  • (Pro) New field: ZIP Code (can be renamed from the settings)
  • (Pro) City and ZIP Code added to Import & Export
  • (Free and Pro) Bug fixes

2.9.33 – 2021-05-23

  • (Free and Pro) New icons added to custom fields
  • (Free and Pro) Bug fixes

2.9.32 – 2021-04-12

  • Pro: New shortcode [contact_list_send_email group=GROUP_SLUG]. Can be used to send email to a group from the frontend.
  • Pro: Missing country, state and city added to shortcode [contact_list_form] (can be hidden from the settings)
  • Bug fixes

2.9.31 – 2021-03-17

  • (Pro) Fix regarding the shortcode [contact_list_groups groups__and=”groups-slug-1,group-slug-2″]: now only the contacts belonging to all of these groups are listed
  • (Pro) City added to simple list search
  • (Free and Pro) New setting (Layout-tab): “Show contact images when using 3 or 4 columns view”
  • Some minor bug fixes

2.9.30 – 2021-03-16

  • New setting: “Disable mail log”
  • New feature: Empty mail log
  • New parameter for [contact_list_groups]: You can now define many groups like so (comma separated group slugs): [contact_list_groups groups__and=”groups-slug-1,group-slug-2″] (the contacts must belong to all of these groups)
  • Fix: setting “Hide job title” for simple list now works normally
  • Fix: search for simple list now searches all contacts instead of the ones visible on current page (when using pagination)
  • Fix: sender email address is now shown also in the email content
  • Fix for [contact_list_form]: Extra numbers removed after custom field titles

2.9.29 – 2021-02-16

  • (Pro): Support for pagination added to simple list
  • (Pro): New parameter for simple list: [contact_list_simple contacts_per_page=20] (20 can be any number)
  • Freemius WordPress SDK updated

2.9.28 – 2021-02-01

  • (Free and Pro): Support for alt text added to contact image and social media icons

2.9.27 – 2021-01-20

  • (Free and Pro) Affiliation program introduced. Also a new setting (Pro): “Hide affiliation link”
  • (Pro) Fix to the import tool: line endings in the CSV file are now detected in a more reliable way
  • (Pro) New setting for simple list: “Show titles for columns”
  • (Pro) New setting for simple list: “Show city”
  • (Pro) 2 new settings for sent emails: “Email footer text” and “Remove email footer completely”

2.9.26 – 2021-01-14

  • Photo added to public contact form
  • CSS fixes

2.9.25 – 2021-01-02

  • Minor improvements and bug fixes

2.9.24 – 2020-12-19

  • New field: City. Works together with country and state.
  • Pro: Fields country, state and city can now be renamed in the settings
  • You can now add multiple instances of [contact_list_groups group=GROUP_SLUG] and [contact_list_search] to the same page, and they all work as they should
  • Bug fixes

2.9.23 – 2020-12-05

  • New feature (Pro): Exclude contacts using parameter exclude=”123,456,789″ (for all shortcodes, comma separated list of contact id’s)
  • New feature (Free & Pro): Simple list added to printable list options
  • New parameter (Pro): group-parameter for simple list to show contacts from a specific group: [contact_list_simple group=GROUP_SLUG]
  • New parameter (Pro): card_height-parameter can now be defined for each shortcode like so: [contact_list card_height=200]
  • New option (Pro): Show send message -button for simple list
  • New feature (Pro): Category dropdown (search filter) now supports subcategories and shows the number of contacts (can be reverted back to the previous, simpler version from the settings)
  • New feature/option (Pro): Link country and state (on Layout-tab in the settings). Country and state (or whatever you are using them for) can now be linked, meaning that a country must be selected first, and then the available states for that country will be displayed in the state dropdown.


  • 2 more options on Layout-tab: “Show groups on contact card” and “Title above the groups”
  • Texts for dropdowns “Select country” and “Select state” can now be renamed


  • New tab in settings: Simple list
  • More texts customizable via settings
  • Shortcode documentation updated
  • Bug fixes


  • Shortcodes and copy buttons added to Groups -page
  • Shortcodes for single contacts and copy buttons added to contact management
  • Filters can now be shown for shortcode [contact_list_groups] when a group is pre-defined: [contact_list_groups group=group-slug show_filters=1]
  • Shortcodes [contact_list] and [contact_list_groups] can now be ordered with parameter order_by: [contact_list order_by=first_name] | [contact_list order_by=last_name]
  • Bug fixes
  • CSS fixes


  • New feature: Copy to clipboard -buttons added to Help / Support -page
  • New feature (Pro): filters for [contact_list_simple] -> [contact_list_simple show_filters=1] -> See demo:
  • New feature (Pro): 2 more phone fields added for contacts
  • Missing Instagram URL added to import & export tool
  • CSS fixes
  • Social media icons added to admin list
  • Freemius SDK updated to 2.4.1 (


  • New shortcode: [contact_list_simple] (See


  • CSS fixes


  • Another JS-issue fixed


  • jQuery-issue fixed


  • New option: focus on search field on page load (see “General settings” tab)


  • If an email is entered as a custom field value, it is now automatically converted to a mailto link
  • Search now finds both “firstname lastname” and “lastname firstname”


  • Country and state -dropdowns are now sorted alphabetically
  • Bug fixes


  • Bug fix: removed unnecessary notification from groups-view


  • Country and state are now displayed also when no other address data is present


  • Country and state added to contact card


  • Some improvements to the printable list
  • Bug fixes

  • Bug fixes


  • Freemius SDK update
  • Tested up to: WP 5.5


  • New setting: Show last name before first name
  • New feature: Printable list for contacts
  • Fix: Export tool should now handle special characters correctly


  • Markup fixes


  • Adding new contact was broken in the last update, and this is now fixed


  • New field for contacts “Notify emails”: if there are email addresses in this field, they will also be recipients for emails sent to that contact using the front-end form
  • Bug fixes


  • Plugin settings made more usable
  • 1 custom field added to free version
  • More icons for custom fields
  • New setting: activate monochrome or sepia effect on contact images to make more consistent appearance


  • New field for contacts: Instagram URL
  • URLs in custom fields are now automatically turned into links


  • Country and state added to import & export tool
  • [contact_list_groups] now also supports the GET-parameter contact_id


  • New feature (Pro): Export contacts to a csv file
  • New feature (Pro): Single contact can now be displayed using GET-parameter like so: (when [contact_list]-shortcode is used on that page)
  • Minor bug fixes


  • Contact email address is now hidden from the modal box if “Hide contact email from contact card” is checked in settings
  • Bug fixed regarding writing mail log


  • reCAPTCHA added to [contact_list_form]-view
  • Category, country and state dropdown change now updates the results without loading the whole page again
  • Bug fixes
  • New settings


  • More features are now free: search using [contact_list]-shortcode, filter contacts by categories and layout options (see settings)
  • Pro: Layout options now usable in [contact_list_groups]-view (bug fixed)
  • Pro: reCAPTCHA for sending messages (may be activated from the settings)
  • Pro: New settings for sending email
  • Pro: All sent mail is now logged (see the mail log page in the admin area)
  • Pro: Contact’s email address may now be hidden from contact card still keeping the Send message -button there (see settings)


  • Sending message to a single contact fixed
  • More texts made translatable


  • Bug fix


  • Mail delivery is now handled locally by WordPress
  • Bug fixes


  • New feature (Pro): New shortcode [contact_list_search], see Help / Support -page
  • Some minor bug fixes


  • Support for custom fields added to public form


  • Bug fixes


  • New feature (Pro): Send message to single contacts on contact list


  • New feature (Pro): Define border for contact cards
  • New feature (Pro): Imported data may now contain groups


  • New feature (Pro): Option to hide a group from the front-end


  • Settings page made more usable
  • New features (Pro): 2 more custom fields and options to set icons instead of titles for custom fields (see settings)


  • New feature (Free & Pro): Request update for contact
  • New feature (Pro): Sent mail is now logged


  • Bug fixes


  • Bug fixes


  • New feature: Pagination for contact list (see settings)
  • New feature: 4 different layouts (default list and contacts side by side, see options)
  • New fields: Country and state
  • New feature: Filter contacts by country, state and category (see options)


  • Bug fix: sending email to deeper level subcategory now works


  • More settings to hide any fields from admin area
  • Email can now be sent to contacts in specific groups


  • Bug fixes


  • Upgrade link added


  • Minor updates


  • New licensing model / 2019-12-04


  • Contacts can now be sorted by custom order
  • Image field added for contacts
  • User submitted contacts can now be automatically published (see options)


  • Bug fix
  • New option: “Show contacts from subgroups in the main group view”. If this is checked, all contacts belonging to any subgroups are listed below the main group contacts. If not, there are links to any subgroups under the main group title.


  • Bug fix
  • Some new options
  • Custom fields added to CSV import


  • New feature: CSV import


  • Bug fix


  • Bug fixes
  • 4 custom fields added


  • “Back”-link made fully customizable
  • Finnish translations added


  • More texts made translatable
  • Some more options


  • Plugin made translatable


  • New feature: Send email to contacts


  • New setting: you may now define whether the contacts are sorted by last name or first name


  • New feature: display group checkboxes on the public form (may be activated in the settings)


  • New feature: email notify when a new contact is added (may be activated in the settings)


  • Updated Help / Support page
  • Minor bug fixes


  • New shortcodes for displaying contacts from specific group and for a single contact (see Help / Support page)


  • Missing fields added to settings page: email and social media urls
  • Groups list view modified so that there’s not limitation regarding the depth of group/subgroup hierarchy anymore


  • Settings page added: You may now define alternative field titles and texts to be used throughout the plugin
  • Groups list view made more simple: There is now only one search form, targeting all contacts in every group


  • Fixes relating to the new shortcode views


  • New feature: Contacts may now optionally belong to group(s)
  • New feature: Possibility to embed a form to any page to allow visitors to add new contacts (with spam prevention)
  • New shortcodes for embeddable form and groups list (see Help / Support -page)


  • New field for contacts added: Additional information (wysiwyg-editor)


  • Added feedback form to Help / Support page


  • Public contact list is now sorted by last name (and if necessary by first name) + admin view is sortable the same way (last name column is clickable).


  • Support page updated


  • Added 4 fields for contact address


  • Bug fixes
  • Housekeeping
  • Testing on Gutenberg


  • Social media icons added


  • Initial release / 2018-07-13