Banners Extension

We just released a new extension that allows showing the Banners on the jobs and resumes list.

You can have up to 5 banners on a position selected by you (it can be at the top of the list before any jobs, after for example 5th job on the list and so on). Additionally, the extension allows having banners on the job and resumes details pages, you can embed the banners after the data table (or in other words before the description) and/or before the application form.

The banners can be of any type, that is you can show HTML text, link, image, affiliate links or AdSense ads and etc.

The extension is available for both Personal and Business license holders.

You can learn more about the new extension and see some screenshots to understand better what it does on the Banners Add-on page.

WPJobBoard 5.8.1 – bug fixes and small improvements

We are releasing WPJB 5.8.1 right now, if you do not see a notification in your wp-admin / Plugins panel then it should appear within 24 hours, if not then please go to the wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates panel and click the “Check Again” button this should do it.

The update contains mainly bug fixes and small improvements found after releasing WPJB 5.8, so if you are using 5.8.0 version this is a must-have update for you, if you are using an older version then the update is recommended but not a must-have.

Changes in the latest release:

  • FEATURE: Reply-To header added to the email sent to the emploer on job application (so the employer will answer the candidate when click “Reply” button in his email client).
  • FEATURE: Do not generate Google Jobs scheme in the Job details pages if the Google Jobs integration is disabled.
  • FIXED: Added information to all social media integrations informing users that the social media integration features functionality is limited.
  • FIXED: Incorrect link in the ZipRecruiter configuration.
  • FIXED: Some typos in the phrases.
  • FIXED: Removed some planted debug code in the Email Alerts.
  • FIXED: Custom fields search not working correctly with the [wpjb_resumes_list] shortcode.
  • FIXED: Stripe discount codes not removed correctly.
  • FIXED: Warning shown on screen when using Indeed backfilling in the frontend.
  • FIXED: Fatal error when viewing some pages as a candidate with valid membership.
  • FIXED: File upload not validating files correctly when form has more than one version.
  • FIXED: Fields in the application form sorted randomly.
  • The Jobeleon theme does not need an update at this time so you can safely update just the WPJB and keep using Jobeleon (if you are using this theme that is).

WPJobBoard 5.8.0

We just released WPJobBoard 5.8.0, this is a small update with mainly bug fixes, small improvements, and code optimizations.

The new update should show in your wp-admin panel within 24 hours. If you will not be able to see it after 24 hours go to the wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates section and click “Check Again” it should show the update.

Below you can find a list of changes in WPJobBoard 5.8.0

New Features

Allow to set expiration date

In the configuration: wp-admin -> Settings (WPJB) -> Configuration -> Job Board Options, you can now set option to allow employers to set expiration date, instead of setting date based on selected pricing. Separately you can decide if employers can edit the expiration date.

Hide dashboard icons

In configuration, you can hide some dashboard icons for the employer or candidate dashboard.

Allow to chose application form for the job

In job edition from in wp-admin you can choose which application form should be used for a certain job.

Job deletion

When you remove jobs from wp-admin, you can decide what to do with applications and payment history for this job. You can either remove it from a database or keep as unsigned.

New restrictions for employer membership

You can restrict some pages for the employer, and allow access only for employers with certain membership.

Change user for employer and candidate

You can change the owner of the certain employer or candidate profile from wp-admin.

Bug Fixes

  • Stripe Free Membership – when Stripe was the only gateway and membership was free, sometimes the form was not loaded correctly.
  • Multiple registration forms – when registration shortcode was posted on two pages, and validation didn’t pass, users were always redirected to one of those two forms. Now they are redirected to form where they did a mistake.
  • Import – Import allows to make more mistakes in data, as import code better handling with mistakes, like missing slug.
  • Job expiration date during clone – When the job was cloned, the expiration date was set to default value instead of copy value from original job, now the expiration date is copied.
  • Quotation in search – if the quotation was added to the search query, it could return wrong results or errors. It is fixed now.
  • Calendar date range – Calendar (datepicker) for job expiration date ended on the current year, so it was impossible to set expiration date a few years in feature, not it is possible.
  • Job used form – even if choosed form was saved correctly, it was not displayed in wp-admin
  • Notices – all reported notices are removed.

WPJobBoard 5.7.5

We just released WPJobBoard 5.7.5, this is a small update with mainly bug fixes, small improvements, and code optimizations.

The new update should show in your wp-admin panel within 24 hours. If you will not be able to see it after 24 hours go to the wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates section and click “Check Again” it should show the update.

Below you can find a list of changes in WPJobBoard 5.7.5

Bug Fixes

  • Datepicker in wp-admin – for some users, the datepicker for job edition in wp-admin was not working properly. Now it appears correctly.
  • Indeed XML feed – our Indeed XML feed escaped HTML tags from the job description. Now job description is formatted correctly according to the recent Indeed documentation file.
  • Notices – all reported notices are removed.

WPJobBoard 5.7.4

We just released WPJobBoard 5.7.4, this is a small update with mainly bug fixes, small improvements, and code optimizations.

The new update should show in your wp-admin panel within 24 hours. If you will not be able to see it after 24 hours go to the wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates section and click “Check Again” it should show the update.

Below you can find a list of changes in WPJobBoard 5.7.4

Bug Fixes

  • Membership usage counting – if users have the same membership active multiple times, usage data was not counted correctly, now addition is done correctly.
  • Media library attachments – in a rare situation, where someone added media to object via media library, and then removed this file from media library menu, and then tried to add a new file, there was an error, that you can’t add more files when the old file was not visible. Now, if media was removed not from WPJobBoard, the system will not block upload.
  • Education/Experience description issue – in some cases apostrophe in position description was able to cause some JavaScript error and interrupt the process of an edition of Education or Experience. Now it is fixed.
  • Job edition during a job submission – during adding a job, on the preview page, when the user clicks Edit button, adding form was cleared on some servers. Now form should be filled correctly on all servers.
  • Notices – all reported notices are removed.

New Features & Improvements

  • New datepicker – we changed the datepicker system. The new system is quicker, better looking and more stable.
  • Feature membership – previously we didn’t indicate in any way that membership is not active yet, as our system does not allow such a thing to happen in another way than adding membership from wp-admin. Right now we added information on how many days left to make membership active, next to information on how many days left.

WPJobBoard 5.7.3

We just released WPJobBoard 5.7.3, this is a small update with mainly bug fixes, small improvements, and code optimizations.

The new update should show in your wp-admin panel within 24 hours. If you will not be able to see it after 24 hours go to the wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates section and click “Check Again” it should show the update.

Below you can find a list of changes in WPJobBoard 5.7.3

Bug Fixes

  • Map Fixes – the map was not always loaded properly, especially for the Jobeleon users, now it is fixed.
  • Job list params – some params were not used for search, it is fixed now
  • Membership creation in wp-admin – when you created new membership in wp-admin -> Job Board -> Membership, basic settings was not prefilled it is fixed now
  • File upload fix – sometimes when form code was not chosen upload process was interrupted it is fixed
  • JavaScript Today fix – Some users with the newest JavaScript version encounter an issue with one deprecated function it is fixed now.

New Features & Improvements

  • XML feed additional protection – sometimes XML feed was corrupted by unallowed chars, now WPJobBoard strip those tags, so feed is more secure.
  • Improved country search on import – during import, WPJobBoard translates provided country to WPJobBoard system, now it is possible to provide the country with full name, and it should be resolved.
  • Improved security for form code – It was possible to accidentally remove form code from forms, which caused some issues, now it is not possible to do.
  • Better Geolocation – when the location was not provided precisely Google returned and the map showed job in location (0,0) now you should receive results even for a partial address.

WPJobBoard 5.7.2

We just released WPJobBoard 5.7.2, this is a small update with mainly bug fixes, small improvements, and code optimizations.

The new update should show in your wp-admin panel within 24 hours. If you will not be able to see it after 24 hours go to wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates section and click “Check Again” it should show the update.

Below you can find a list of changes in WPJobBoard 5.7.2

Bug Fixes

  • Job List Search – We fixed few bugs in the general job search on the list, including shortcode params not included in the search, mismatch in the search result for list and map
  • Location widget – Location widget shows correct results now
  • Category & Job Type widget – both widget shows correct results
  • Live search bug when map disabled – in some cases, there was a JS error when the map on the jobs list was disabled, but live-search was enabled. Now it is fixed.
  • Free Memberships – memberships were not activated when pricing was free (price was 0, or 100% discount was applied), now it is fixed.
  • Taxonomy import – when you used XML import, category and job type were not imported when provided in form of text instead of the ID, it is fixed now.
  • Country import – when using CSV import, the country was working only for a numeric value, now you can import a country using 2 or 3 character codes, like “US” or “USA”.
  • Pagination – Sometimes pagination was not visible it is fixed.

WPJobBoard 5.7.1

We just released WPJobBoard 5.7.1, this is a small update with mainly bug fixes, small improvements, and code optimizations.

The new update should show in your wp-admin panel within 24 hours. If you will not be able to see it after 24 hours go to wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates section and click “Check Again” it should show the update.

Below you can find a list of changes in WPJobBoard 5.7.1

Bug Fixes

  • Recurring payment discount – discount for recurring payment was not included in actual pricing, it is working now, but require to create a new discount in WPJobBoard configuration or resave the existing one.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Stripe discounts can’t be updated, so if you want to change the discount, you need to remove it and create a new one.
  • XSS issue – there was an XSS issue in resume search, it is fixed.
  • Saving credit card – An issue with saving a new credit card while purchasing a membership was fixed.

New Features

  • Hide Contact Form – in menu wp-admin -> Settings (WPJB) -> Configuration -> Resume Options you can check checkbox to hide contact form completly from candidate profile.
  • Categories in the RSS Feeds – in the default WPJB RSS feeds (/wpjobboard/xml/rss/) for each Job Category and Job Type a <category> tag is generated.

WPJobBoard 5.7.0 – Better map

We have just released WPJB 5.7.0, it should show in your wp-admin panel within 24 hours, if not then please go to wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates panel and click “Check Again” button you should be able to update then.

Below you can find a complete list of changes:

Map integrated with [wpjb_jobs_list] shortcode

Now, map is internal part of the [wpjb_jobs_list] shortcode. You can display map using param show_map=”1″, also this shortcode now uses all params that previously was part of the wpjb_map shortcode, so you can use center, width, height, and zoom params, to specify how map should look like.

Map is fully integrated with jobs list, so results for map and list will be the same, no matter if you will use defult search method, or livesearch.

Additionally we adjusted how tab with job details on click will look like, to make it litte bit more modern.

But this is not everything you can make with design. We introduce fully customizable icons for pin and clusters, you can set it in wp-admin -> Settings (WPJB) -> Configuration -> Google Maps

The last thing we add is a simple feature that always adapts map zoom to fit all included pins, so you do not need to adjust it manually.

One additional thing, that we changed, but maybe you will not notice, is the fact that the attribute center is optional for the map, so you will not encounter an old issues where the map was not working because someone forgot to add this param to the shortcode.

Price Filter

If you do not like how the price is displayed on your page, you can adjust this with the new filter wpjb_price

add_filter( "wpjb_price", "my_wpjb_price", 10, 3 );
function my_wpjb_price( $price, $amount, $currency ) {
return $currency["symbol"] . " " $amount;
}

$amount is a numeric value of price, and $currency is a currency small array with values symbol for currency symbol, for example, $, and the second value is code with currency code for example USD.

Skip jobs count

In WPJobBoard we have a function that counts a number of jobs in each category, to display a number of jobs in each in a sidebar widget. But some of you may not use this widget and may want to speed up your page, for those of you we prepare a simple filter wpjb_skip_jobs_count

add_filter( "wpjb_skip_jobs_count", "my_wpjb_skip_jobs_count" );
function my_wpjb_skip_jobs_count( $skip ) {
return true;
}

This code snippet will skip counting, so you will speed up the job adding process, but you won’t be able to use count on widgets.

Bug fixes:

FIXED: When the field was in the trash in one form instance, but in use in the second one, a label from trash overridden label for all forms, this is no longer an issue.
FIXED: Alert logs details were not visible for all logs, now it is visible for all of them.
FIXED: Default job duration was not used during job import, now if the job does not have an expiration date, default duration will be used.
FIXED: During job sorting in wp-admin if the wrong param was provided, an error was shown. Now the wrong param is ignored.
FIXED: On job search, if illegal param was provided error was shown. Now illegal params are ignored
FIXED: On the location widget when the live search was enabled, wrong records was shown, now correct results are shown.
FIXED: LiveSearch did not always include all params during the search, it is fixed now.
FIXED: On adding a new employer from wp-admin, in some cases employer was not added, now, the form is working correctly.
FIXED: On job cloning, the code didn’t know which form should be used, now it is fixed and the default form will be used.
FIXED: When you start editing the alert in the candidate dashboard, the success message is hidden.
FIXED: In the Advanced search form, the multiple option dropdown, did not always return correct results, not it is fixed.
FIXED: If the user filled the job add form with an error, and then try to republish the other job, the form was filled with data from trying with an error. It is fixed now, and in republish case correct data is prefilled.
FIXED: When the user tried to add a new job and click “preview” an error was shown, now it is working (fixed in 5.6.5, but there was no blog post about this hotfix version so we included this on this one)
FIXED: Some users with a newer version of jQuery encounter an issue with a suggestion box, the issue is fixed.
FIXED: Error on the payment page is fixed
FIXED: The XSS issue was fixed
FIXED: Reported notices were removed.

Sliced Invoices fix

Also, please note that if you are using our Sliced Invoices add-on and you have some issues during job adding, we released a new version of Sliced Invoices integration, which will fix this issue.

Application Methods fix

We also made a small update for Application Methods, to make it compatible with the newer version of PHP, so if you have any issues with the Application Methods plugin, you may try this update.

WPJobBoard 5.6.4

We have just released WPJB 5.6.4, it should show in your wp-admin panel within 24 hours, if not then please go to wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates panel and click “Check Again” button you should be able to update then.

The version 5.6.4 is a maintance release, it fixes some small issues found in the previous version and has some UI/UX updates.

This is a recommended update for anyone, especially for those using WPJB 5.6.0 or newer.

Below you can find a complete list of changes:

FEATURE: We have added a job_address field to the [wpjb_jobs_add] form to allow geolocating the jobs to an exact address instead of up to a zip-code only.

FEATURE: In wp-admin panel the administrator can now see if the user has canceled his memberships.

FEATURE: It is not possible to search the jobs by multiple: cities, states, zip-codes and countries.

Fixes:

  • Bulk changing application status not executing
  • Files do not upload if using a custom form scheme with a file upload field not available in the default form
  • If a file upload field was marked as required the form always returned “field cannot be empty error”.
  • [wpjb_jobs_add] (and registration shortcodes) field was not saving custom fields data if the field was not available in the form marked as default.
  • Screen Options in wp-admin / Job Board panel are not applied when saving.
  • Some unexpected notices showing in the registration forms were hidden.
  • Email Templates not saving (this was a bug due to WordPress 5.5 change in the $wpdb API)
  • The checkboxes were not marked as checked in the Custom Fields editor (this was also due to WordPress 5.5 update, but note the checkboxes were actually checked they just did not display with the “tick”).
  • Locations Widget was using an incorrect param name, so clicking on the link did not direct the user to a correct page with search results.

For now the Jobeleon version is not being updated, but you can expect an update soon to fix an issue with the jQuery.migrate plugin being removed in WP 5.5.

WPJobBoard 5.6.0 – Remove application & Manage forms

We just released WPJobBoard 5.6.0 and you should soon see this update in your wp-admin panel. If you will not see it within 24 hours go to wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates panel and click the “Check Again” button it should show then.

New WPJB version introduces one new, big feature, and a few minor changes and updates and a very important update to Stripe integration.

Remove application

In some cases, the applicant may want to remove applications for certain jobs. Now we allowed this but put all the power to create restrictions for this feature in your hands. In menu: wp-admin -> Settings (WPJB) -> Configuration -> Resumes Options, you can see new section “Application Management” and it looks like this:

  • Allow Remove – this option enables the option to remove applications by candidates.
  • Remove Status – you may restrict which status application needs to have to be removable. For example, you can allow removing only new applications.
  • Remove Duration – you can also restrict remove options by time. For example, you may allow the candidate to remove the application in 1h after adding it, to correct possible mistakes.

When the remove option is active and you can remove the application you will see a new button in Candidate Dashboard.

Choose and edit form

In the last (bigger) update, we introduced the option to create multiple forms, but unfortunately, you were not able to choose or change form. Now in wp-admin, you can create jobs/resumes/candidates/applications (we will refer to this as objects) using any form you have.

When you are on a certain object page, you can still click “Add New” and use default form, or click the little arrow near this button and chose a certain form from the list.

Also, if you made a mistake, or just want to change form for certain objects, you can do this in the object edition.

We provided examples from the job, but it works the same way for each object type.

Pagination filter

We added a simple filter for pagination, to allow you to scroll down to your jobs list, after page change, if you do not keep your list of jobs at the top of the page. You can do this with this simple snippet:

add_filter( "wpjb_pagination_params", "my_wpjb_pagination_params" );
function my_wpjb_pagination_params( $params ) {
  $params["after_page_number"] = "#jobsearch";
  return $params;
}

If you are not sure, how to use this snippet, please read our documentation page, about working with snippets.

Other Enchantments

  • Multiselect display – In multi-select fields like a dropdown field, you can now choose if values in front-end should be displayed inline, or in the column.
  • Speed up search query – We changed our search query, to speed up it a little bit. You will see the difference if you have over a thousand records.
  • Indeed HTML description – Jobs backfilled from Indeed now will have HTML tags.
  • Cookie path filter – Allows setting a custom cookie path other than the one defined by WP.

Bug Fix

  • E-mail parsing error – Some users expected issues when e-mails were sent. It should not happen anymore.
  • Trials not attached – Trials memberships were not added properly in some cases. This issue is fixed.
  • Status and Rating for applications can’t be exported – Now, you can easily export application status and rating.
  • Search restrictions for admin – If you set that candidate can be visible in search only if he will buy a membership, the admin was not able to find this user also. Now admin search is not affected.
  • Magic Quotes – If you used the newest version of PHP, the magic you might see notifications that magic quotes are deprecated. Code was changed to do not use magic quotes, and you will not see this information anymore
  • “Have discount” text – Text was visible after payment when you provide a discount. It is hidden after you perform the payment.
  • XSS Protection – WPJobBoard increased security due to possible XSS.
  • Resume remove – When a user has a resume but not a user account in the wp-user table, and you wanted to remove this account and error occur. Now you can easily remove the resume without the user attached.
  • Tables charset – In some cases, some special chars were not saved properly in the database. We changed the charset in our tables to match WordPress standard, so now you can keep special chars and emojis in the job description and other fields.
  • Notices – as always we fixed all reported notices.

 

WPJobBoard 5.5.3 – Bug fixes

We just released WPJobBoard 5.5.3, this is a small update with mainly bug fixes, small improvements and code optimizations.

The new update should show in your wp-admin panel within 24 hours. If you will not be able to see it after 24 hours go to wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates section and click “Check Again” it should show the update.

Below you can find a list of changes in WPJobBoard 5.5.3

Bug Fixes

  • The author suggestions in wp-admin – When you tried to type the user name in wp-admin job edition, suggest box was not visible. It is fixed now.
  • Trial – Trials were applied to both candidate and employer, no matter of membership type. It is fixed now, and candidate membership with trial mode will be applied only to the new candidates.
  • Fulltext search – In some combinations of text, the search returned an empty result. Fulltext search is more efficient now.
  • Notices – Some reported notices were removed
  • City & State autosuggest – With some themes, autosuggest for city and state were working but were not visible due to a CSS issue. It is fixed now, and suggestions should appear for all themes.
  • Application counting in wp-admin – In the wp-admin jobs page, the wrong number of applications were shown. It is corrected now.
  • Employer registration email – The registration confirmation message to admin and employer was sent without meta values.

Features

  • apply_filters(“wpjb_xml_api_before_rss”, $wraper, $rss );
    New filter in RSS feed, where you can add additional attributes to opening <rss> tag.

WPJobBoard 5.5.2 – Stripe improvement

We just released WPJobBoard 5.5.2, this is a small update with mainly bug fixes, small improvements and code optimizations.

The new update should show in your wp-admin panel within 24 hours. If you will not be able to see it after 24 hours go to wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates section and click “Check Again” it should show the update.

Below you can find a list of changes in WPJobBoard 5.5.2

Bug Fixes

  • Stripe Recurring Payments – There were some issues with registering the recurring payments. To get the integration to work correctly you will need to update the Stripe WebHook see the “WebHook” section in the Stripe integration documentation here.
  • Disabling default files in e-mails – There was no option to disable default files send via e-mail when the user applies. Now there is such an option,
  • Form submission on file upload – It was possible to submit the form when some files were not fully uploaded. Now a form will not allow doing that,
  • Broken URL popup in resume description – When you used TinyMCE in resume form in wp-admin, popup to select URL was not loaded correctly. It is fixed,
  • Short e-mail template name – Field in the database was short, and do not allow to create new templates with longer names. The field is longer now,
  • Security – We improve plugin security in some cases,
  • Company Search Form – After search form was blank, instead of having search params, it is fixed now,
  • Number of applications in wp-admin – number of new applications in wp-admin was wrongly provided. Now it shows the correct number,
  • Missing <p> tags in job description – <p> tag was stripped from job description, tag is now allowed,
  • Category in advanced resume search – Advanced resume search do not allow to use category field, it is possible to use it now,
  • Custom Forms List – All custom forms were marked as default, now correct forms are marked as default,
  • Notices – Some reported notices were removed.
  • List of countries – We made some adjustments in the list of countries, to better match current status.

New Features

  • New filter wpjb_get_list_country – Filter allows adjusting the list of all countries,
  • New filter wpjb_stripe_data_single_payment – Allows to adjust Stripe payment information, to add metadata, or change default information send to Stripe,
  • New filter wpjb_paypal_data – Allows to adjust PayPal payment information, to add metadata, or change default information send to PayPal,
  • Responsive alert popup – Alert popup visible on the search page is now responsive,
  • New action wpjb_after_xml_import – Allows to manage imported object right after import via XML.

These changes affect only the WPJobBoard plugin so we are not updating the Jobeleon at this time.

Stripe Recurring Payments Taxes

When creating a Recurring Membership plans the plan is also saved in Stripe Dashboard / Products panel, this means that if you have the option “No, i will enter prices exclusive of tax” turned on in wp-admin / Settings (WPJB) / Taxes panel, and try to buy a membership it doesn’t include the tax.

The solution to this problem is to go to Stripe Dashboard / Billing / Tax Rates panel and click “Add New” button. The “Type”, “Region” and “Description” fields you can fill as you see fit.

In “Rate” field enter tax value equal to the one you have set in wp-admin / Settings (WPJB) / Taxes panel and in the dropdown next to it select “Exclusive” and save the new tax rates.

The last step is to paste in your theme functions.php file the code below

add_filter( "wpjb_stripe_subscription_create", function( $intent ) {
    $intent["default_tax_rates"] = array( 'txr_...' );
    return $intent;
} );

Just replace the ‘txr_…’ with the actual ID of tax rate you created in the previous step.

WPJobBoard 5.5.1 – Small improvements and bug fixes

We just released WPJobBoard 5.5.1, this is a small update with mainly bug fixes, small improvements and code optimizations.

The new update should show in your wp-admin panel within 24 hours. If you will not be able to see it after 24 hours go to wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates section and click “Check Again” it should show the update.

Below you can find a list of changes in WPJobBoard 5.5.1

Bug Fixes

  • Recurring Payment Issue – Payment was not created on new recurring payment buy. In new version issue not occurs.
  • <?php; in e-mail title – In e-mail templates, you may see <?php; text in e-mail title or content. New update removes this.
  • Double “;;” – Double semicolons removed from code.
  • Creating Employer from wp-admin – Previously there was an error when you try to create a new employer from wp-admin. Now you can do this.
  • Jobs search issues – New adjustments in job search fix the issues with some specific search criteria.
  • Notices – some notices that were visible before now are removed.

New Features

  • Form label instead of code – In wp-admin now you can see used form label, instead of code, which should be more convenient to use.
  • New Filter: “wpjb_jobs_query_groupresults” – Filter allows to fix pagination issue after some custom changes in the default job search query.

These changes affect only the WPJobBoard plugin so we are not updating the Jobeleon at this time.