Resume Builder


Build out your complete resume, contact info and skills list with this powerful plugin.

Includes the following features:

  • Includes four great shortcodes for displaying your resume, skills and contact information in different locations.
  • Includes a widget to place one of the shortcodes so you can display your information anywhere.
  • Responsive and should work perfectly with most themes.
  • Single post template and stylesheet are both over-writeable by the theme (see FAQs).

Here’s a demo URL to view the results of the Resume Builder:

Check out the video below for a full walkthrough (on a custom theme called SELF):


  • Here's what the Resume Builder looks like in the admin.
  • Here's what a final resume would look like.


  1. Upload /resume-builder/ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to the Resumes > Add New to build out your first resume with the drag & drop builder
  4. Use the shortcodes provided to place your resume pieces wherever you need them (on a page, in a sidebar, etc.).
  5. Use a plugin like Custom Sidebars to create sidebars for additional resumes.


How can I customize the styling to match my theme?

Copy the contents of the /css/resume-builder-styles.css into a new file called resume-builder.css. Put this new file into the root of your theme’s folder. Then you can go ahead and make your changes as you see fit.

How can I customize the post template that displays the resume?

Copy the single-resume.php file into the root of your theme’s folder. Then you can make the changes to that file to match your theme.

How can I add more than one resume sidebar?

Use a plugin like Custom Sidebars to create sidebars for additional resumes.


Problems with version 1.1.92

Thank you for the plugin! Very useful functionality! 🙂

I had a problem with the new version of the plugin. The tabs “Text” and “Visual” don’t work (text box). I created a new resume, but always active tab “Visual”, in the text field is entered in white letters. WordPress version – 4.3.1.

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Contributors & Developers

“Resume Builder” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Updated FontAwesome to 4.5.0.
  • Only loads TinyMCE on Resume Edit screens now (instead of everywhere).


  • Updated “Resume Builder” code.


  • Fixed an issue related to the upcoming WordPress 4.4 update


  • Fixed issues related to the WordPress 4.3.x update (sorry about the delays!)


  • Fixed an issue with multisite installations (thank you jiggaman)


  • Fixed an issue where the single resume template wouldn’t work right with child themes.


  • Fixed an issue where some shortcodes wouldn’t display in the correct place.


  • Fixed the issues I broke with the last update. Sorry about that folks!


  • Fixed some shortcode issues.


  • FontAwesome update


  • Fixed a bug (for real this time!) where some servers would mess up the sorting for some reason


  • Fixed a bug with the Skills title not showing up


  • Each resume gets it’s own single post page now (click View Resume to see it) — you can override this file with a theme/child theme.
  • Added a few Frequently Asked Questions to help with the use of this plugin (see FAQ tab on
  • A few other minor updates to the styling etc.


  • Initial release