REST API – WPJobBoard 5.8.3

Today we are releasing WPJB 5.8.3, you should see an update notification in your wp-admin panel, if it will not show up within 24 hours go to the wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates panel and click the “Check Again” button it should allow you to update to the latest version.

What’s new in the latest release?

REST API

We are making a REST API available to all users, actually using the API requires some programming knowledge and a bit of experience with REST APIs.

If you are not sure what a REST API is then you can think of it as some kind of interface that allows querying the job board and receiving “raw” data instead of HTML content.

You might use it to create your own frontend (ie. your frontend templates and it does not even need to use WordPress), import or export data, submit jobs and applications, etc. Pretty much everything you can do in the wp-admin panel you can also do via the REST API.

You can learn more about the REST API and how to use it in the REST API documentation.

Job Expiration Options

The job board options in the wp-admin / Settings (WPJB) / Job Board Options panel were rearranged in order to better group them by the functionality they apply to.

There was also a new option added, the “Show Expiration Date on the job details page.” checkbox allows displaying the job expiration date on the job details page (below the publication date).

If you enable entering the expiration date in the [wpjb_jobs_add] shortcode then the default value for this field will be set to the value you have entered in the “Default Duration” field.

Google Jobs baseSalary

The baseSalary field in the GoogleJobs was changed to adhere to new Google guidelines for this field. It now allows setting min/max salary, currency, and unit (hourly, weekly, monthly).

Jobeleon

Right now we are releasing an update for the WPJB only, but soon enough hopefully at the beginning of February, you can expect an update for the Jobeleon as well, when it’s available you will see a notification in your wp-admin panel (that is if you are using the Jobeleon theme of course).

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