Search for Google Apps contact details from your WordPress intranet

Your WordPress intranet is great for collaborating with colleagues, but not everyone from your Google Apps domain is actively using the intranet, and it’s sometimes difficult to know how to contact people in your organization.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to search your entire Google Apps domain to find email addresses of any employees you need to contact? All without leaving your intranet…?

Our latest extension plugin, Google Apps Directory, is a free WordPress plugin that will enable logged-in users to search your Google Apps employee directory – from a widget that you can add to any pages of your intranet or client site. Users simply enter search text to see matching names and email addresses, along with profile photos!

Install the plugin by searching for “Google Apps Directory” from the Plugins page of your WordPress site, or visit the plugin’s page on for more details.

Directory search

The plugin requires that you also install the free (or professional) version of our Google Apps Login plugin. You will also need to configure a Service Account in Google Cloud Console – instructions can be found inside WordPress Settings -> Google Apps Login once both plugins are activated.


  • Dave Berndt October 31, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Dan,
    I’ve got the Google Apps Login working and have installed the Google Apps Directory. Is there a way to return and display phone numbers as well?

    • Dan November 3, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Thank you for your comment!

      I have looked into obtaining a wider range of fields from Google (e.g. Telephone numbers), but it doesn’t seem to be very consistent about what it can return, so that was a bit of a dead end really.

      So they only alternative within the Directory plugin could be to develop it so that you can input your own custom fields, but of course that would still be manual entry for you.

      I guess at that point we’re not really doing anything ‘Google Apps’ specific anyway – we’d just be attaching fields to each WordPress user – so we haven’t gone ahead to develop that.

      I believe there are WordPress directories that can do that. Have you seen “Simple Intranet Directory”?

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