Version 4.5.0 – Applicant Tracking System

WPJobBoard 4.5 and Jobeleon 1.4 can now be downloaded using automatic updates or directly from the client panel. If you cannot see the update notification in your WP Admin panel go to wp-admin / Dashboard / Updates and click “Check Again”.

This is a major release focusing mainly on job applications, we wanted to build a basic applicant tracking system to make managing applications easier for both Administrators and Employers.

Frontend – Job Applications Management

The Employer Panel had “Jobs” and “Applications” sections rebuild, from now on Employers can list all applications they received or filter them by job and status. They can also rate and change application status directly from the applications list.

The Employer has all the important information at a glance.

Applications List in version 4.5.0

Applications List in version 4.5.0

The application details pages look very similar to the list, but they are extended with additional information included in the form and navigation buttons to quickly switch between applications.

Frontend – Employer Jobs Management

Similarly, the list of jobs in Employer Panel was updated to make managing jobs and applications easier for the administrator, this is a first from few of the updates we have planned for the Employer Jobs List.

Notice also the handy red icon informing Employer that there is an application with status New which Employer did not saw yet.

Employer Panel Jobs List in WPJB 4.5.0

Employer Panel Jobs List in WPJB 4.5.0

Admin: Job Applications Tracking

The applications list in wp-admin also has basic applicant tracking features since version 4.5.0, the list allows to sort applications by Posted and Rating columns, it also allows to filter applications by Job by clicking on selected job title.

We made sure to include only the most important information on the job applications list, but at any time you can add additional columns to the list using Screen Options button (at the top right when on applications list).

Applications List in administration panel since WPJB 4.5.0

Applications List in administration panel since WPJB 4.5.0

One great feature in the Application edition in wp-admin panel is the ability to select if candidate should be notified about job application status change via email, to do this simply click “Edit” button next to Status, select a new status, if the status has a notification email setup then below you will see a checkbox which will allow to select if the Candidate should receive notification when you update the job application.

Admin: Beautiful Forms

Aside from job applications changes we also updated how Add and Edit forms for Jobs, Applications, Companies and Candidates look like in the wp-admin panel, we wanted to give them more professional look and feel and at same time make scanning the forms data easier for eyes by better structuring the data, it looks like on the image below

Edit forms in wp-admin since version 4.5.0

Yes! all forms look like that since version 4.5.0

Other Changes

There were also some smaller changes

List of minor changes and bug fixes

  • NEW: statement_descriptor field added to Stripe integration (this is a description that will appear on customer credit card statement)
  • FIXED: Stripe integration now sends the cardholder name to Stripe when charging user (this will decrease charge failure rates for American Express cards).
  • FIXED: Incorrect validator in wp-admin / Settings (WPJB) / Emails / Live Composer
  • REMOVED: the_title filter (it caused some unexpected changes in top menu)

If you need a list of changed files you can get it from the files changelogt .

  1. Hi Greg, great update. But I experience some difficulties on the front-end employers dasboard.

    When I choose Listings or Applications (there is a red button that informs me there is an application). But when I choose one of them, I receive a blank page or a 404.

    Do I need a shortcode or something else to make use of these 2 items.

    Kind regards, Mark

    • Hi, if you are seeing some 404 pages in Employer Panel after the update please go to wp-admin / Settings / Permalinks panel and click “Save Changes” button this will reset WP router and should fix the problem.

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