Plugin / Rootspersona

Ed Thompson



  • IMPORTANT as of version 3.7.0 Rootspersona requires PHP5.6 or above
    Check out the Changelog for new release details!

RootsPersona creates one or more pages of family history using data imported from one or more GEDCOM files.
It allows an administrator to create pages featuring people or evidence with a variety of panels that can
be mixed and matched for optimum customization.

New in 3.0!

  • You can now identify RootsPersona as the System of Record, allowing you to edit your data online!
  • Includes a Top Ten Surnames widget!
  • Support for multi-site installs
  • New Demo Site


  • Support for GEDCOM Version 5.5
  • Support for HTML5 microdata from
  • Ability to upload more than one GEDCOM file from the same source and link families together
  • Ability to select which persons from the GEDCOM file to create pages for
  • As updates are made, GEDCOM files can be reloaded and existing pages will be updated
  • Each page includes links to children and spouses
  • Each page displays a visual family tree that includes three generations
  • Ability to link pictures uploaded to WordPress to each person (up to 7)
  • Flexible privacy options, including Public, Member Only, and Private
  • MANY customization options…

** New in 3.0! **

  • if you define RootsPersona as the system of record, you can now edit your data online!
  • enhanced installer now supports multi-site installation!

For detailed documentation, goto

Upgrading from versions earlier than 2.4.0

  1. If you are still running a version earlier than 2.4.0, you must first upgrade to 2.4.0 before going any higher


For detailed documentation, goto [] ( “Documentation”)

To import your first GEDCOM and create your first page(s):

  1. Find the Upload GEDCOM File page link under RootsPersona Options.
  2. Browse for a GEDCOM file on your local PC and select ‘Upload’.
  3. Select one or more persons to create pages for and select ‘Submit’

Your WordPress site will now have one or more persona pages for the people you selected!

Note: importing GEDCOM files from different programs can have unexpected consequences.
RootsPersona uses the ids generated in the GEDCOM file, and different programs may assign the same ids to different people.
It is recommended to manage your data in a single program (the ‘system of record’),
and to use GEDCOM files generated by that program, only.


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First Released

26 Nov, 2017

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Wordpress Version

3.0 or higher

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