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  • Hi Pento,

    One question:

    When candidates apply for a job directly and attach their resume this way, they end up outside any category because they don’t have the option to select any from the apply form. So when we search for “finance” they don’t show even though they might be suitable for this position. How can I solve this issue?

    Thanks a lot!

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  • Hrrm, it’s supposed to add the categories of the job being applied for to the application – is this not happening?

    no, it’s not happing here.

    how can I help to debug this issue?

    Could I get you to do the following:

    jobman-display.php, line 980, you’ll see the following line:

    $parentcats = wp_get_object_terms( $job->ID, 'jobman_category' );

    After this line, add the following two lines:

    var_dump( $job );
    var_dump( $parentcats );

    Once you’ve added these lines, submit an application for a job that has been assigned to a category. On the “Thank you for applying…” page, there should be a bunch of gibberish at the top. Please copy and paste this to here.


    Here it is:

    object(stdClass)#14 (25) { [“ID”]=> int(6) [“post_author”]=> string(1) “1” [“post_date”]=> string(19) “2010-02-11 14:27:08” [“post_date_gmt”]=> string(19) “2010-02-11 14:27:08” [“post_content”]=> string(0) “” [“post_title”]=> string(7) “AutoCAD” [“post_excerpt”]=> string(0) “” [“post_status”]=> string(7) “publish” [“comment_status”]=> string(6) “closed” [“ping_status”]=> string(6) “closed” [“post_password”]=> string(0) “” [“post_name”]=> string(7) “autocad” [“to_ping”]=> string(0) “” [“pinged”]=> string(0) “” [“post_modified”]=> string(19) “2010-02-11 14:27:08” [“post_modified_gmt”]=> string(19) “2010-02-11 14:27:08” [“post_content_filtered”]=> string(0) “” [“post_parent”]=> int(3) [“guid”]=> string(37) “http://localhost/wordpress/?page_id=6” [“menu_order”]=> int(0) [“post_type”]=> string(10) “jobman_job” [“post_mime_type”]=> string(0) “” [“comment_count”]=> string(1) “0” [“ancestors”]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(1) “3” } [“filter”]=> string(3) “raw” } array(0) { }

    According to this, the job is not assigned to any categories.

    Could you open the job in wp-admin and check this?


    hummm…sorry, I think I wasn’t clear.

    Let’s say that I have two big buttons in my homepage. One button is “Search Jobs”, where will be listed all the available jobs. The other button is “Apply for Jobs”, where will be presented the application apply form. My issue is here at Apply for Jobs, because when the candidate going to fill the form, there isn’t any category to him/her choose.

    Let me know if is not clear yet.


    Ahhh… now I understand what you’re after. Instead of sending them to, send them to You can replace “finance” with the slug for any of the categories you’ve created, and the application will be assigned to that category.

    I was also looking for this feature. But I want the applicant to be able to select the category from a pull down menu or radio button or may be select multiple categories with check boxes. i will explain the scenario.

    Suppose I want to apply directly for a job and I click APPLY button. Then it goes to There will be a pull down menu here which lists all categories. I then select to which category i need to apply for and then submits my resume. The program will then forward the resume to the specified category.

    So basically, the applicant will decide to which category he/she is applying for.

    Thanks @itsbino 🙂

    This is exactly what I was trying to say heheh

    Sorry Pento for the misunderstanding.


    I can see the usefulness of this feature. I’ll add it in for version 0.6.

    Just a quick question.

    Will this feature be on the next release?

    It didn’t make 0.6 (had a bit of a change of plans for the feature list), but it will definitely be in 0.7.

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