Product Update: October


Product Update is our monthly update that highlights the recent product improvements we’ve made, so you can easily stay up to date on what’s new. Here’s what’s been happening in October.

What’s new 🚀

Ultimate Member 2.0

After over a month in beta, UM2.0 is officially here. As this is a significant update to the plugin the release of 2.0 will happen in two stages. The first stage is manual updating of the plugin. This will allow for more people to update to 2.0 and give feedback on it before an update is pushed to the 70,000+ websites that use Ultimate Member.

After a period of manual updating to 2.0, we will then release the plugin on the repo so that automatic updates are made available to all websites. You will not receive an update notice if you have already updated to 2.0 manually.

Because of the significant changes made to the code base in UM2.0, all extensions need to be updated to their 2.0 versions as well to work with core 2.0.

For instructions on updating to 2.0 fore core plugin and extensions please read this doc

Before updating to 2.0, make sure you make a full site backup which can be restored in case of any issues. If you have any issues after updating to 2.0, please submit a support ticket so we can help you out.

What’s next 🔮

Member directory improvements

After 2.0 release, the next update will see improvements to member directories with:

  • List display for directories
  • Directories now use ajax (no reloading of page)
  • General search feature
  • Filters appearing in reveal section
  • Front-end sorting e.g New users, oldest users, first name etc

Groups extension

The groups extension has mostly been finished and the extension is now being reviewed, checked and tweaked. We will release this to beta once it is ready for testing by users.

User location extension

As well as releasing the groups extension shortly, we have also been working on a user location extension utilising Google Places API. This extension will allow users to add their address/location on registration/profile and then their location will appear on a google map on the directory. Users will then be able to search the directory for users by location.

Calum Allison

Founder of Ultimate Member - a free online community & user profile plugin for WordPress.


  1. Matthew Altheim on 29th December 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Very excited for the Groups functionality. When will users be invited to the beta?

  2. Holly Small on 16th February 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Please can you help me. We are having issues and have tried raising tickets. I am a paid member. Do you have an email address?

    • Test Test on 18th February 2018 at 12:35 pm

      Hi Holly, we have been replying to your tickets but we are getting an email delivery failure for each of our replies. Can you please submit a ticket using a gmail account? Thanks

  3. David Masin on 10th April 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Hi, any news when “user location” plugin will be available?
    The point is that I am now locked-in old versions: I use “UM Maps” plugin by plusplugins, which is however not available for UM 2. They say they will release an update soon, but nothing happens.
    So I cannot update to UM2 before either “user location” plugin is released or “UM Maps” is updated, as otherwise my website where the map is an important component will break.
    Of course, I would like more to use your “user location” than third-party UM Maps for future compatibility issues…

  4. Russell Perry on 13th April 2018 at 9:13 am

    Hi Calum,
    I’m not sure if you remember me from the last couple of days, but my problem has not been solved. To reiterate, after updating from 1.3.88 to 2.0.4 I lost the ability to link from the member area to the user profile area. I’ve tried everything you and your team suggested and yesterday I gave Alex access to the CPanel for the site to see if he could find anything.
    I’ve cloned again so that I could try stuff, without luck. As per the update notification, I have tried 2.0.6 with the same result.
    I’ve gone back to a backup from a few weeks ago, which is running 1.3.88 and everything works perfectly. However when I upload the 2.0.6 update, the same error occurs. “Page not found”, that page being the user profile. Unfortunately if I run this backup for my business, I loose a lot of member data which was uploaded by members in the ensuing weeks.
    I am getting desperate now as this site is a major part of a business I have commenced, and I am at my wits end.
    Please help.


    • Test Test on 13th April 2018 at 11:17 am

      Hi Russell,

      Can you please reply to your support ticket or open a new support ticket. That is where our support team handles all support and will help you out with this issue.


  5. Russell Perry on 13th April 2018 at 1:19 pm

    All good now Calum, Nikita fixed it for me. Works like new. Thank you for the support, saved my bacon.

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