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.

  1. Yevgen
    Reply

    If you changed something in the WPJobBoard source code or modified templates do NOT update to latest version on production site

    So what shall we do in this case?

  2. Greg
    Reply

    There is migration guide in Knowledge Base available, you can use IF you modified only template files.If on the other hand you have some core files modified upgrade is not really recommended.

  3. “There is now differentiation between job seeker account and employer account – employer cannot access job seeker pages and vice versa”

    What if one person is technically both? For example, we cater to freelancers. They want to post resumes for clients to find them. But some also may post jobs when they need to hire subcontractors. That would be true of any site using the job for freelancers rather than traditional employers / employees.

    Having two accounts isn’t a possibility as their WP login allows them access to other site features (like a forum) and we don’t want people using multiple aliases in that way. Is this a feature that could be disabled manually?

  4. Greg
    Reply

    Hmm not really, i actually made this change since that was one of the most asked questions. I got some emails saying that it’s confusing to users. I will think about making it an option in one of future versions.

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