Support » Plugin: WP Job Openings - Job Listing, Career Page and Recruitment Plugin » Very easy and simple plugin to use. Requires pro for better application support

  • Simple and light weight plugin that has some drawbacks as a free plugin.

    Applications do not have the ability to Select, Shortlist or Reject without paying for PRO. It is the only feature that makes me not choose this over some of the other free job plugins that do offer this feature.

    The search feature is fantastic and a lot of thought went into the settings to keep them simple.

    While not intuitive, the settings will do exactly what you want. For example, when creating a new job and adding job specification items, clicking on a field says “no results”. This makes you feel like I can’t fill it in with any text you want.

    Additionally, there is no “template” folder to easily change the layout of the front end. While there is a few standard looks you can change, you won’t be able to easily get the look you want. A template for the listing page and the individual job page would be a great addition.

    The developer is clearly patient about the plugin and one of the few I’ve seen to take time to respond quickly to issues. There is a lot to be said about this alone.

    Overall, if you’re looking for a free plugin, love the look of the default image, and if you don’t intend to receive a lot of applications, this is your plugin. Pro is a great addition for those that intend to receive a lot of applications though there are more feature rich paid plugins that allow for more customization around a similar cost.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by tonythetiger.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by tonythetiger.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by tonythetiger.
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  • Plugin Author Aravind Ajith

    (@aravindajith)

    Hi @gcskye,

    The plugin does not prevent you from adding pay options. It in fact gives you many ways to add it. The plugin just does not make it a mandatory option to add pay to job openings.

    Job specifications are WordPress taxonomies, just like post tags. So it may have some limitations based on your requirement. But to display content on both the job listing page and the job detail page, you can add a new specification from Settings > Job Specifications and hide the same from filters in the job listing page.

    You can find it implemented in the following link – https://demo.wpjobopenings.com/theme-test/

    Our plugin does support many ways to extend the default features of our plugin. For example, you can easily integrate plugins such as Advanced Custom Fields ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/ ) with WP Job Openings. Then you can follow our documentation ( https://docs.wpjobopenings.com/job-listing/customizing-templates-of-your-job-listings#2.-use-hooks ) to extend our plugin in any way you require.

    Kindly consider updating the rating if it helped.

    Thank you

    Thread Starter tonythetiger

    (@gcskye)

    Currently, you can create a “pay field” but for those reading this, every time you need to add a new price, you have to go into the settings and add the new price into the select box option field. If you have 100,000+ jobs posted, each with a different price, you’ll have a massive select box with all of your prices in it that you have to scroll through.

    There is two fixes:
    1. Job specifications needs and option added where you can change the “option field” to be select area, text box, ect. This allows for keeping the current structure but improving on it.

    2. Job specifications removes the option field and all options are a text box. Job specifications show on individual posts so you can fill the option in for them.

    Without this fix, this plugin should not be used by anyone intending to post pricing for a job or that needs to add custom fields that vary from job to job. If the developers response continues to be the same or has no response, you should also avoid this plugin as improvements will not be made by the developer.

    Plugin Author Aravind Ajith

    (@aravindajith)

    every time you need to add a new price, you have to go into the settings and add the new price into the select box option field.

    That statement is not correct. It must be a misunderstanding. New values can be entered from the text box in the job edit screen itself.

    If you want to enter a new value, just type it in and update it; if you want to select a value from an existing one, you can do that too.

    If you have 100,000+ jobs posted, each with a different price, you’ll have a massive select box with all of your prices in it that you have to scroll through.

    As mentioned above, that’s not a select box either. Instead, it’s an Autocomplete input field that helps users to select a value if it already exists in the system and saves them time. We have tested our plugin by adding 1000+ jobs with large number of job specifications and values, and it works just fine without causing any issues.

    Without this fix, this plugin should not be used by anyone intending to post pricing for a job or that needs to add custom fields that vary from job to job. 

    As mentioned in the reply earlier, we are trying to keep the plugin simple to use, lightweight, still scalable, and modular for any advanced use by making customizations and using it along with other plugins. If there is a need for dynamic custom fields that vary from job to job, it’s best to use a custom field manager plugin like ACF Pro. The plugin works great with most of the custom field plugins.

    Thread Starter tonythetiger

    (@gcskye)

    Hello,

    Thank you for the in depth response. The Job specification section is in fact great. I’ve updated my review. Please let me know if I posted incorrect information in the new review.

    Thank you

    Plugin Author Aravind Ajith

    (@aravindajith)

    @gcskye Thank you so much for updating the review.

    when creating a new job and adding job specification items, clicking on a field says “no results”

    We agree that this is something we should improve. Thanks for this feedback. We are fixing it in the next update.

    there is no “template” folder to easily change the layout of the front end. 

    You can change the layout easily by creating custom templates or customizing the existing templates. All you have to do is to create a folder named ‘wp-job-openings’ in your child theme, copy the job-openings-view.php file to the folder and make the changes as required.

    You can also use page builders like Elementor or Divi to build the layout you require.

    Please refer to this documentation – https://docs.wpjobopenings.com/job-listing/customizing-templates-of-your-job-listings

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