Thanks very much for all your help and especially taking time to look at my configuration, I really appreciate it!
Still fuzzy on what happened here because the settings that are in place now appear to be some that I already tried, but who knows? Also, to confirm how this works… if a new user has been added either via our “Simple membership” plugin or through the regular WordPress “Users” panel, and that user goes to the directory for the first time, they should see a link that will allow them to ADD an entry, correct? Is that how the “Link” plugin works? Or should it **automatically** create and minimally populate a directory entry for a new user?