I wish to display customers of wordpress like a table much like http://stackoverflow.com/users

The suggested function is wordpress_list_authors, but it's not obvious just how can personalize design.

Say I wish to display customers in cells of table 5 x 5 with get next page link.

Please advice.

Allow me to explain a little.

Unlike get_customers_of_blog wordpress_list_authors doesn't return an assortment. Whether it would - then getting an assortment I'm able to build any table using foreach. But wordpress_list_authors develops anchor tags by itself and returns monolith html block. Your best option to manage layout could be passing some kind pre and post tags. But this function doesn't provide this kind of functionality.

So far as i understand, there is no function like get_authors(), but it can be done with a raw SQL query inside a custom template:

Update: For pagination

I am unsure if you're able to make use of the built-in WordPress pagination to achieve that, because the paged param only seem to posts. You can fill a worldwide $publish var inside a loop or something like that... There's lots of approaches, but let us choose the "PHP" one. =D

<?php
    $i = 0;
    $limit = 25;
    $offset = ($o = trim($_GET['offset'])) ? $o : 0;
    $users = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT user_nicename ... FROM {$wpdb->users} LIMIT $offset,$limit");
?>
<?php foreach ($users as $user) : ?>
    <div class="someclass">
        <?php echo $user->user_nicename; ?>
    </div>
    <?php if ($i++ % $number_of_columns == 0) : ?>
        <div class="padder"></div>
    <?php endif; ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>

To simulate the table appearance, just float "someclass" left and set a set width onto it. The "padder" div (float left and width 100%) will be sure that the cells is going to be aligned through the greatest one for the reason that row.

But for the pagination links:

<?php $n = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT count(ID) FROM {$wpdb->users}"); ?>
<?php $o = $offset - $limit; ?>
<?php if ($offset > 0) : ?>
    <a class="prev" href="?offset=<?php echo $offset - $limit; ?>">Previous</a>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php $o = $offset + $limit; ?>
<?php if ($o < $n) : ?>
    <a class="next" href="?offset=<?php echo $o; ?>">Next</a>
<?php endif; ?>

Code from brain to keyboard. Not examined, again.

Hope it will help.