WPJobBoard 3.4 release
Long awaited version 3.4 will be available for download on 13th June (2011). The version will be beta, however it will be recommended to use on new sites, updating from older version (especially in production environment) is highly discouraged.
The version 3.4 has a lot of new futures and improvements (codebase increased by about 10%), unfortunately the improvements come with a cost. Not in terms of money but rather backwards compatibility. If you changed something in the WPJobBoard source code or modified templates do NOT update to latest version on production site, there is a very high probability (almost 100%) that in very least the job board templates will revert to default templates. On the other hand if you made no changes whatsoever feel free to update.
Here is a short list of new features in version 3.4.0:
- Employer and job seeker accounts in the frontend – this feature was actually available in version 3.3.6 however only from wp-admin panel, now both job seekers and employers can register/login/manage in the frontend
- There is now differentiation between job seeker account and employer account – employer cannot access job seeker pages and vice versa
- All sent job applications are saved in the database and can be reviewed by admin or employer
- Better company jobs management
- Rewrote wpjobboard templates – it actually means few things, i’ve added a lot of documentation in the templates, switched from using wired functions to using variables in the templates (that should make it a lot easier for anyone who wishes to modify the templates), reorganized templates directories and and loading (that will be explained in the knowledge base), and finally i’ve added a lot of CSS classes in the templates so it’s simple to manage layout with just changing CSS properties
I am also planning to make a major update in WPJobBoard Theme, and maybe give it a better name, will try to make it available on 13th June as well but i am afraid that’s unlikely.