WP Job Manager


WP Job Manager is a lightweight job listing plugin for adding job-board like functionality to your WordPress site. Being shortcode based, it can work with any theme (given a bit of CSS styling) and is really simple to setup.


  • Add, manage, and categorize job listings using the familiar WordPress UI.
  • Searchable & filterable ajax powered job listings added to your pages via shortcodes.
  • Frontend forms for guests and registered users to submit & manage job listings.
  • Allow job listers to preview their listing before it goes live. The preview matches the appearance of a live job listing.
  • Each listing can be tied to an email or website address so that job seekers can apply to the jobs.
  • Searches also display RSS links to allow job seekers to be alerted to new jobs matching their search.
  • Allow logged in employers to view, edit, mark filled, or delete their active job listings.
  • Developer friendly code – Custom Post Types, endpoints & template files.

The plugin comes with several shortcodes to output jobs in various formats, and since its built with Custom Post Types you are free to extend it further through themes.

Read more about WP Job Manager.


Documentation for the core plugin and add-ons can be found on the docs site here. Please take a look before requesting support because it covers all frequently asked questions!


The core WP Job Manager plugin is free and always will be. It covers all functionality we consider ‘core’ to running a simple job board site.

Additional, advanced functionality is available through add-ons. Not only do these extend the usefulness of the core plugin, they also help fund the development and support of core.

You can browse available add-ons after installing the plugin by going to Job Listings > Add-ons. Our popular add-ons include:


Allow candidates to apply to jobs using a form & employers to view and manage the applications from their job dashboard.

WooCommerce Paid Listings

Paid listing functionality powered by WooCommerce. Create custom job packages which can be purchased or redeemed during job submission. Requires the WooCommerce plugin.

Resume Manager

Resume Manager is a plugin built on top of WP Job Manager which adds a resume submission form to your site and resume listings, all manageable from WordPress admin.

Job Alerts

Allow registered users to save their job searches and create alerts which send new jobs via email daily, weekly or fortnightly.

Core add-on bundle

You can get the above add-ons and several others at discount with our Core Add-on Bundle. Take a look!

Contributing and reporting bugs

You can contribute code to this plugin via GitHub: https://github.com/Automattic/WP-Job-Manager and localizations via https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/wp-job-manager

Thanks to all of our contributors.


Use the WordPress.org forums for community support where we try to help all users. If you spot a bug, you can log it (or fix it) on Github where we can act upon them more efficiently.

If you need help with one of our add-ons, please raise a ticket in our help desk.

If you want help with a customization, please consider hiring a developer! http://jobs.wordpress.net/ is a good place to start.

Unit Testing

The plugin contains all the files needed for running tests.
Developers who would like to run the existing tests or add their tests to the test suite and execute them will have to follow these steps:
1. cd into the plugin directory.
2. Run the install script(you will need to have wget installed) – bash tests/bin/install-wp-tests.sh <db-name> <db-user> <db-pass> <db-host> <wp-version>.
3. Run the plugin tests – phpunit

The install script installs a copy of WordPress in the /tmp directory along with the WordPress unit testing tools.
It then creates a database based on the parameters passed to it.


  • The submit job form.
  • Submit job preview.
  • A single job listing.
  • Job dashboard.
  • Job listings and filters.
  • Job listings in admin.


Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t even need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install, log in to your WordPress admin panel, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “WP Job Manager” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found the plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by clicking Install Now.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading the plugin and uploading it to your web server via your favorite FTP application.

  • Download the plugin file to your computer and unzip it
  • Using an FTP program, or your hosting control panel, upload the unzipped plugin folder to your WordPress installation’s wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu within the WordPress admin.

Getting started

Once installed:

  1. Create a page called “jobs” and inside place the [jobs] shortcode. This will list your jobs.
  2. Create a page called “submit job” and inside place the [submit_job_form] shortcode if you want front-end submissions.
  3. Create a page called “job dashboard” and inside place the [job_dashboard] shortcode for logged in users to manage their listings.

Note when using shortcodes, if the content looks blown up/spaced out/poorly styled, edit your page and above the visual editor click on the ‘text’ tab. Then remove any ‘pre’ or ‘code’ tags wrapping your shortcode.

For more information, read the documentation.


How do I setup WP Job Manager?

View the getting installation and setup guide for advice getting started with the plugin. In most cases it’s just a case of adding some shortcodes to your pages!

Can I use WP Job Manager without frontend job submission?

Yes! If you don’t setup the [submit_job_form] shortcode, you can just post from the admin backend.

How can I customize the job application process?

There are several ways to customize the job application process in WP Job Manager, including using some extra plugins (some are free on WordPress.org).

See: Customizing the Job Application Process

How can I customize the job submission form?

There are three ways to customize the fields in WP Job Manager;

  1. For simple text changes, using a localisation file or a plugin such as https://wordpress.org/plugins/say-what/
  2. For field changes, or adding new fields, using functions/filters inside your theme’s functions.php file: https://wpjobmanager.com/document/editing-job-submission-fields/
  3. Use a 3rd party plugin such as https://plugins.smyl.es/wp-job-manager-field-editor/ which has a UI for field editing.

If you’d like to learn about WordPress filters, here is a great place to start: https://pippinsplugins.com/a-quick-introduction-to-using-filters/

How can I be notified of new jobs via email?

If you wish to be notified of new postings on your site you can use a plugin such as Post Status Notifier.

What language files are available?

You can view (and contribute) translations via the translate.wordpress.org.


Maarec 16, 2023
Answered all of our questions in great detail and pointed us in the right direction on how to customize things.
Februari 28, 2023 1 reply
It's one of the best job listing plugins, and many job board themes are relying on it. However, you really need to have some dev experience to make it work for your specific case. That's where the premium plugins come into play.
Februari 8, 2023 1 reply
The free version is limited to posting simple job board ads. Visitors can then click to email you to apply. The job application form is a paid add-on, but it is very limited to only hosting one form for all jobs. The back-end view for managers looking at job applicants is very limited as well. I expected more from Automatic.
Oktubor 18, 2022 1 reply
I have come back to this plugin time and time again as its very robust and user friendly to setup. Also great support when needed. Plenty of solid addons also available for the plugin, looking forward to the new releases and enhanced features. Thank you.
Ogóst 24, 2022 1 reply
I wonder that there are so many good reviews. It's hard to customize, many basic functions are not usable for real life. Add-ons like "Job Alert" are quite ridiculous - not customizable at all (e.g. custom fields), bad documented. Bad support.
Ogóst 9, 2022 1 reply
Not being the most IT savvy, I really value the speed of the response I get when I submit a query. It's usually something quite simple but they always deliver quickly.
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  • Enhancement: Introduce listing renewals #2422
  • Enhancement: Allow searching multiple job locations at once #2433
  • Fix: Add check for job listing limit being 0 #2362
  • Fix: Trigger search when submitting search form #2457
  • Fix: Always show search actions #2454
  • Fix: Fix PHP 8.2 deprecations #2456
  • Fix: Make forms responsive #2453
  • Fix: Update $company_tagline check for PHP8+ #2430
  • Fix: Update notice string from ‘c’ to ‘s’ license spelling #2429
  • Change: Update WPJM logo #2482
  • Change: Add hook in job-submitted template #2458
  • Change: Run job_manager_job_submitted_content filter in every case #2474
  • Change: Update historical notices to use the new render_notice method. #2409


  • Revert: Hide expired job listings from archives


  • Fix: Icons not displaying properly


  • Enhancement: Improve licensing page experience
  • Enhancement: New email notifications setting
  • Enhancement: Improve discoverability of addon updates
  • Enhancement: New admin notices sytem with redesign
  • Fix: “Hide Expired Listings Content” setting
  • Fix: Hide expired job listings from archives
  • Fix: Show license notice only to users who can manage licenses
  • Fix: Select menu overlapping in Job Listing frontend
  • Fix: Company video overlapping when no tagline set
  • Change: Update tipTip library to use WooCommerce’s version
  • Change: Bumped minimum PHP version from 7.2 to 7.4


  • Enhancement: Download first-party plugin extension translations
  • Enhancement: Add integration to Yoast SEO schema (@jdevalk)
  • Fix: Make salary placeholder string translatable


  • Enhancement: Added support for WordPress.com marketplace
  • Change: Only perform application field validation when required or not empty (@tripflex)
  • Fix: Deprecated error in the_company_twitter() (@MPolleke)
  • Fix: Using WP Job Manager functions before they’re fully loaded.


  • Enhancement: Add remote position to filtering (@tripflex)
  • Enhancement: Add setting to enable/disable remote position field (@tripflex)
  • Enhancement: Add mobile support for keyword and location fields (@tripflex)
  • Fix: Remove multiple location search, revert back to original handling prior to 1.36 (@tripflex)
  • Fix: Translation issue in onboarding wizard. (@NekoJonez)
  • Fix: Better support for jobs submissions with 0 as input


  • Enhancement: Job Visibility Settings
  • Enhancement: New settings for Salary fields


  • Fix: Revert Job Visibility Settings feature


  • Enhancement: Add salary field to satisfy Google’s job search schema
  • Enhancement: Allow location to display as either City/St or Full Address
  • Enhancement: Add link to Jobs Dashboard after submitting job
  • Enhancement: Ability to add multiple locations in search
  • Enhancement: Add support for remote job listings
  • Enhancement: Add jobLocationType: TELECOMMUTE, per Google
  • Enhancement: Job Visibility Settings
  • Enhancement: Allow user to select the pagination type for the [jobs] page
  • Enhancement: Added setting to bypass trash for job listings
  • Enhancement: Add Job submission limit
  • Fix: Form validation – consider zero (0) as a value for required fields
  • Fix: Jobs CPT doesn’t show password field when job is password protected
  • Fix: Undefined type PHP Notice
  • Fix: Fix broken lost license key link
  • Fix: Return $redirect_url when nothing to do with bulk edit


  • Fix: Use wp_kses_post to process a job title instead of esc_html
  • Fix: Fix dependencies (npm/composer) problems
  • Fix: Decode html special chars for mailto link (@RafaelKr)
  • Fix: Reset job filter properly by using jQuery’s prop instead of jQuery’s attr
  • Fix: Fix not translatable string (@masteradhoc)
  • Fix: Disable transient cache when the order is set to random or random featured
  • Fix: Fix button “Apply for job” when the page is translated using Google Translate


  • Enhancement: Add agreement checkbox to job submission.
  • Fix: Remove unnecessary filter avoiding warning in WP 5.8.
  • Fix: Fix padding on “Apply for job” button.


  • Change: On new installs, do not enable account registration on job submission page by default.
  • Fix: Company name color contrast. (@DaWoblefet)
  • Fix: Fix issue when Select2 isn’t used on the job submission form. (@tripflex)


  • Change: Bumped minimum WordPress version to 5.4.
  • Change: Listings now expire (by default) at the end of the expiration date.
  • Change: Job listing expiration checks uses the WordPress time zone.
  • Change: All dates are now presented using the WordPress time zone.
  • Change: Transitioned from LESS to SCSS for CSS generation. May effect final CSS generation and should be tested with theme.
  • Fix: jQuery UI CSS 404s when jQuery Migrate plugin is installed.
  • Fix: Pagination on job dashboard page when actions are completed.
  • Fix: Application Email/URL field will give more actionable validation errors.
  • Fix: Action job_manager_job_submitted fired when outside of standard submission flow.
  • Fix: job_manager_select2_filters_args pollution on frontend. (@tripflex)
  • Fix: is_wpjm_page returns true if none are defined. (@ibndawood)
  • Fix: Missing variable error with cached widgets.
  • Tweak: reCAPTCHA setting has more clear language. (@tripflex)
  • Dev: Added filter submit_job_form_create_account_role for user role when created on job submission. (@tripflex)
  • Dev: Added filter job_manager_should_run_shortcode_action_handler for if a job dashboard action should run.
  • Dev: Added filter job_manager_get_form_action to modify the action of a frontend form. (@tripflex)


  • Fix: Jobs list not appearing in the page load while using Firefox.


  • Fix: Harden security of job dashboard actions. Reported by Slavco.
  • Updated template: job-dashboard.php.


  • Fix: Hide filled listings in WordPress 5.5 sitemaps.
  • Fix: Issue with editing a job after getting to a preview step for another job.
  • Fix: Remove query args from paginate_links urls. (@JuanchoPestana)
  • Change: Add download button for custom file fields in the admin.
  • Dev: Add a filter to enable external file blocking (job_manager_submit_job_reject_external_files).
  • Dev: Update select2 to 4.0.13.
  • Updated template: job-submit.php with change to the Create A New Job link URL.


  • Enhancement: New filter to skip validation for application field.
  • Enhancement: New method for clearing fields.
  • Fix: Improve TwentyTwenty theme compatibility (@JuanchoPestana)
  • Fix: Issue in RSS feed with empty query parameters.
  • Fix: Issue on Jobs page with empty query parameters.
  • Fix: Conflict with search query parameters on Jobs page.
  • Fix: Ensuring hidden jobs do not display in RSS feed.
  • Fix: Image validation when posting a job.
  • Fix: JS error in file upload.
  • Fix: Removed extra whitespace in textarea settings fields.
  • Fix: Several untranslatable strings are now translatable.
  • Fix: CC header in emails.
  • Fix: Search category query sanitization.
  • Fix: Remove PHP notices. (@truongwp)


  • Templates Updated: job-submitted.php, job-dashboard.php.
  • Enhancement: Email notifications are sent separately if multiple recipients are listed.
  • Enhancement: Notices at end of job submission process are now displayed as a styled notice. (@DaveParkerRKD)
  • Fix: Resuming job listing submission at a particular step is now fixed.
  • Fix: Issue with some permalink structures and WPMU would cause issues on [jobs] page.
  • Dev: Adds the ability to block some jobs from being edited in the frontend.
  • Dev: Adds ability to force some email notifications to be enabled.
  • Dev: Allows email notifications to be sent immediately.
  • Dev: Adds ability for settings to reference other settings tabs.
  • Dev: Standardizes jQuery UI datepicker script IDs in frontend and backend. Plugins and themes should enqueue wp-job-manager-datepicker if they need jQuery UI datepicker.


  • Templates Updated: content-job_listing.php, job-submitted.php.
  • Enhancement: Add support for pre-selecting categories in [jobs] using category slugs in query string (e.g. /jobs?search_category=developer,pm,senior).
  • Change: Job listing now supports author functionality, which will expose the author field in the REST API.
  • Change: Menu position is fixed in WP admin. Plugins such as Resumes and Applications will need to be updated to show in WP admin below WPJM. (@technerdlove)
  • Change: Filter form on [jobs] resets on page refresh and uses query string as expected.
  • Change: No longer required to generate usernames from email for password field. (@manzoorwanijk)
  • Change: Use minified version of remote jQuery UI CSS. (@ovidiul)
  • Change: Google Maps link uses https.
  • Fix: Clear the filled flag when relisting a job listing.
  • Fix: Page titles are properly set during initial set up. (@JuanchoPestana)
  • Fix: Correctly format list of file extensions when an unsupported file type is uploaded.
  • Fix: Latitude and longitude are correctly used in content-job_listing.php template. (@MarieComet)
  • Fix: Delete widget options on plugin uninstall. (@JuanchoPestana)
  • Fix: Remove unused parameter in job-submitted.php template. (@JuanchoPestana)
  • Third Party: Fix issue with saving attachments when using Download Attachments plugin.
  • Third Party: Fix issue with Polylang where translations get overwritten on save of another language.
  • Dev: Adds the ability to completely disable the state saving functionality of [jobs] results.
  • Dev: Allows custom calls to get_job_listings() to just get ids and id=>parent. (@manzoorwanijk)
  • Dev: Switched to short-array syntax across plugin.
  • Dev: Updated jquery-fileupload library to 10.2.0.
  • Dev: Updated select2 library to 4.0.10.


  • Fix: Issue where a JS error could occur when submitting a job.


  • Note: WP Job Manager now requires a minimum PHP version of 5.6.20.
  • Fix: Javascript error in job-submission.js on custom job description fields.
  • Fix: Checking typeof undefined should be in quotes in job_submission.js.
  • Fix: Plugin activation issue that didn’t set up roles correctly.
  • Fix: Escaped HTML issue in expiring jobs email notice.
  • Change: Added additional unslashing and sanitization of input variables from forms.
  • Change: Limited direct database access within the plugin and migrated to WordPress core functions when possible.
  • Removed: Transient garbage collection. WordPress 4.9 and up handle this automatically.


  • Fix: Upgrade jquery-fileupload to v9.32.0.
  • Fix: Set frame origin on pages where shortcodes are embedded.


  • Fix: Issue with [jobs] filter form on some themes and plugins.


  • Fix: reCAPTCHA is checked when saving draft job listings.
  • Fix: Fix for fatal error encountered when importing jobs with WP All Import.
  • Fix: Maximum file upload limit is now not set for multiple file upload fields.
  • Fix: Theme compatibility fix when job listings are shown outside of the [jobs] shortcode.
  • Fix: Custom rich text fields no longer have their HTML tags removed.


  • Enhancement: Allow registered users to save drafts of job listings to be continued later from job dashboard.
  • Enhancement: Allow access to job listing fields in REST API.
  • Enhancement: Required job categories and job description fields are now checked before submit on frontend job submission form.
  • Enhancement: Optimized database query in WP admin job listings page.
  • Enhancement: Added submit button on job filter template for [jobs] shortcode to improve accessibility.
  • Enhancement: Added option to show company logo on Featured Jobs widget.
  • Enhancement: [jobs] filter form values are kept during a session and results cached when clicking on job listing.
  • Enhancement: Reintroduce change from 1.32.0 where job types can be preselected in [jobs] shortcode with ?search_job_type=term-slug. (@felipeelia)
  • Fix: Embedded videos are no longer removed from job descriptions.
  • Fix: Company logo showing outside of box on job listing page.
  • Dev: Limit the number of files per multi-file upload field by passing file_limit to the field in the submit_job_form_fields filter.
  • Dev: Added field type class to fieldset on job submission fields. (@tripflex)
  • Deprecation: Removed unreleased REST API implementation hidden under WPJM_REST_API_ENABLED constant.
  • Deprecation: Added warning for upcoming minimum PHP version requirement of 5.6.20.
  • Usage Tracking: Track source of job submission (frontend vs WP admin) to better understand how jobs are entered.
  • Usage Tracking: Track official extension license events and activation to better compare types of usage between users and catch activation errors.


  • Fix: Issue where a JS error could occur when submitting a job.


  • Fix: Escape tooltip text in WordPress admin. (Props hd7exploit)
  • Fix: Escape user display names on author selector while editing job listings. (Props hd7exploit)


  • Fix: Issue saving job types for job listings in WordPress admin after WordPress 5.1 update.
  • Fix: Add nonce checks on edit/submit forms for logged in users. Will require updates to templates/job-preview.php if overridden in theme. (Props to foobar7)
  • Fix: Escape JSON encoded strings.
  • Fix: Add additional sanitization for file attachment fields.


  • Fix: Adds compatibility with PHP 7.3
  • Fix: Restores original site search functionality.


  • Enhancement: Switched from Chosen to Select2 for enhanced dropdown handling and better mobile support. May require theme update.
  • Enhancement: Draft and unsubmitted job listings now appear in [job_dashboard], allowing users to complete their submission.
  • Enhancement: [REVERTED IN 1.32.1] Filled and expired positions are now hidden from WordPress search. (@felipeelia)
  • Enhancement: Adds additional support for the new block editor. Restricted to classic block for compatibility with frontend editor.
  • Enhancement: Job types can be preselected in [jobs] shortcode with ?search_job_type=term-slug. (@felipeelia)
  • Enhancement: Author selection in WP admin now uses a searchable dropdown.
  • Enhancement: Setup wizard is accessed with a flash message instead of an automatic redirect upon activation.
  • Enhancement: When using supported themes, job listing archive slug can be changed in Permalink settings.
  • Fix: Company tagline alignment issue with company name. (@0xDELS)
  • Fix: “Load Previous Listings” link unnecessarily shows up on [jobs] shortcode. (@tonytettinger)
  • Fix: Category selector fixed in the job listings page in WP Admin. (@AmandaJBell)
  • Fix: Issue with quote encoding on Apply for Job email link.
  • Fix: Link target attributes have been removed in templates.
  • Dev: Allow for job submission flow to be interrupted using before argument on form steps.
  • Dev: HTML allowed in custom company field labels. (@tripflex)
  • Dev: Job feed slug name can be customized with the job_manager_job_feed_name filter.
  • Deprecated: Unreleased REST API implementation using WPJM_REST_API_ENABLED was replaced with standard WP REST API.


  • Fix: Escape the attachment URL. (Props to karimeo)
  • Fix: Custom job field priority fix when using decimals. (@tripflex)
  • Fix: Fix issue with empty mutli-select in WP admin jobs page. (@felipeelia)
  • Fix: Issue with data export when email doesn’t have any job listings.
  • Third Party: Improved WPML support. (@vukvukovich)


  • Fix: Adds missing quote from WP admin taxonomy fields. (@redpik)


  • Enhancement: Add option to show company logo in Recent Jobs widget. (@RajeebTheGreat)
  • Enhancement: Suggest additional cookie information on Privacy Policy page.
  • Enhancement: Add WPJM related meta data to user data extract.
  • Fix: Tightened the security of the plugin with additional string escaping.
  • Fix: Issue with map link in admin backend. (@RajeebTheGreat)
  • Fix: No longer auto-expire job listings in Draft status.
  • Fix: Issue with undefined index error in WP admin. (@albionselimaj)
  • Fix: Issue with duplicate usernames preventing submission of job listings. (@timothyjensen)
  • Dev: Widespread code formatting cleanup throughout the plugin.


  • Change: Minimum WordPress version is now 4.7.0.
  • Enhancement: Add email notifications with initial support for new jobs, updated jobs, and expiring listings.
  • Enhancement: For GDPR, scrub WPJM data from database on uninstall if option is enabled.
  • Enhancement: Filter by Filled and Featured status in WP admin.
  • Enhancement: Simplify the display of application URLs.
  • Enhancement: When using WPML, prevent changes to page options when on a non-default language. (@vukvukovich)
  • Enhancement: Include company logo in structured data. (@RajeebTheGreat)
  • Enhancement: Use more efficient jQuery selectors in scripts. (@RajeebTheGreat)
  • Enhancement: Use proper <h2> tag in content-summary-job_listing.php template for the job title. (@abdullah1908)
  • Enhancement: Hide empty categories on [job] filter.
  • Fix: Update calls to get_terms() to use the new format.
  • Fix: Maintain the current tab when saving settings in WP Admin.
  • Fix: Enqueue the date picker CSS when used on the front-end.
  • Fix: Remove errors when widget instance was created without setting defaults.
  • REST API Pre-release: Add support for job category taxonomy endpoints.
  • Dev: Add $job_id parameter to job_manager_job_dashboard_do_action_{$action} action hook. (@jonasvogel)
  • Dev: Add support for hidden WPJM settings in WP Admin.


  • Enhancement: Show notice when user is using an older version of WordPress.
  • Enhancement: Hide unnecessary view mode in WP Admin’s Job Listings page. (@RajeebTheGreat)
  • Enhancement: Add support for the paged parameter in the RSS feed. (@RajeebTheGreat)
  • Fix: Minor PHP 7.2 compatibility fixes.
  • Dev: Allow parent attribute to be passed to job_manager_dropdown_categories(). (@RajeebTheGreat)


  • Fix: Minor issue with a strict standard error being displayed on some instances.


  • Enhancement: Adds ability to have a reCAPTCHA field to check if job listing author is human.
  • Enhancement: Allows for option to make edits to job listings force listing back into pending approval status.
  • Enhancement: Adds spinner and disables form when user submits job listing.
  • Enhancement: Update the add-ons page of the plugin.
  • Enhancement: Added the ability to sort jobs randomly on the Featured Jobs Widget.
  • Enhancement: Improved handling of alternative date formats when editing job expiration field in WP admin.
  • Enhancement: Added star indicator next to featured listings on [job_dashboard].
  • Enhancement: Opt-in to usage tracking so we can better improve the plugin.
  • Enhancement: Introduced new asset enqueuing strategy that will be turned on in 1.32.0. Requires plugin and theme updates. (Dev notes: https://github.com/Automattic/WP-Job-Manager/pull/1354)
  • Fix: Use WordPress core checks for image formats to not confuse docx as an image. (@tripflex)
  • Fix: Issue with [jobs] shortcode when categories argument is provided.
  • Fix: Issue with double encoding HTML entities in custom text area fields.
  • Fix: Updates job-dashboard.php template with colspan fix on no active listings message.
  • Fix: Clear job listings cache when deleting a user and their job listings.
  • Dev: Adds is_wpjm() and related functions to test if we’re on a WPJM related page.
  • Dev: Adds job_manager_user_edit_job_listing action that fires after a user edits a job listing.
  • Dev: Adds job_manager_enable_job_archive_page filter to enable job archive page.
  • Dev: Adds date field for custom job listing form fields.


  • Fix: When retrieving job listing results, cache only the post results and not all of WP_Query (props slavco)


  • Fix: PHP Notice when sanitizing multiple inputs (bug in 1.29.1 release). (@albionselimaj)


  • Enhancement: When retrieving listings in [jobs] shortcode, setting orderby to rand_featured will still place featured listings at the top.
  • Enhancement: Scroll to show application details when clicking on “Apply for Job” button.
  • Change: Updates account-signin.php template to warn users email will be confirmed only if that is enabled.
  • Fix: Sanitize URLs and emails differently on the application method job listing field.
  • Fix: Remove PHP notice in Featured Jobs widget. (@himanshuahuja96)
  • Fix: String fix for consistent spelling of “license” when appearing in strings. (@garrett-eclipse)
  • Fix: Issue with paid add-on licenses not showing up when some third-party plugins were installed.
  • Dev: Runs new actions (job_manager_recent_jobs_widget_before and job_manager_recent_jobs_widget_after) inside Recent Jobs widget.
  • Dev: Change wpjm_get_the_job_types() to return an empty array when job types are disabled.
  • See all: https://github.com/Automattic/WP-Job-Manager/milestone/15?closed=1


  • Enhancement: Moves license and update management for official add-ons to the core plugin.
  • Enhancement: Update language for setup wizard with more clear descriptions.
  • Fix: Prevent duplicate attachments to job listing posts for non-image media. (@tripflex)
  • Fix: PHP error on registration form due to missing placeholder text.
  • Fix: Apply the_job_application_method filter even when no default is available. (@turtlepod)
  • Fix: Properly reset category selector on [jobs] shortcode.


  • Enhancement: Improves support for Google Job Search by adding JobPosting structured data.
  • Enhancement: Adds ability for job types to be mapped to an employment type as defined for Google Job Search.
  • Enhancement: Requests search engines no longer index expired and filled job listings.
  • Enhancement: Improves support with third-party sitemap generation in Jetpack, Yoast SEO, and All in One SEO.
  • Enhancement: Updated descriptions and help text on settings page.
  • Enhancement: Lower cache expiration times across plugin and limit use of autoloaded cache transients.
  • Fix: Localization issue with WPML in the [jobs] shortcode.
  • Fix: Show job listings’ published date in localized format.
  • Fix: Job submission form allows users to select multiple job types when they go back a step.
  • Fix: Some themes that overloaded functions would break in previous release.
  • Dev: Adds versions to template files so it is easier to tell when they are updated.
  • Dev: Adds a new wpjm_notify_new_user action that allows you to override default behavior.
  • Dev: Early version of REST API is bundled but disabled by default. Requires PHP 5.3+ and WPJM_REST_API_ENABLED constant must be set to true. Do not use in production; endpoints may change. (@pkg)


  • Enhancement: Admins can now allow users to specify an account password when posting their first job listing.
  • Enhancement: Pending job listing counts are now cached for improved WP Admin performance. (@tripflex)
  • Enhancement: Allows users to override permalink slugs in WP Admin’s Permalink Settings screen.
  • Enhancement: Allows admins to perform bulk updating of jobs as filled/not filled.
  • Enhancement: Adds job listing status CSS classes on single job listings.
  • Enhancement: Adds wpjm_the_job_title filter for inserting non-escaped HTML alongside job titles in templates.
  • Enhancement: Allows admins to filter by post_status in [jobs] shortcode.
  • Enhancement: Allows accessing settings tab from hash in URL. (@tripflex)
  • Fix: Make sure cron jobs for checking/cleaning expired listings are always in place.
  • Fix: Better handling of multiple job types. (@spencerfinnell)
  • Fix: Issue with deleting company logos from job listings submission form.
  • Fix: Warning thrown on job submission form when user not logged in. (@piersb)
  • Fix: Issue with WPML not syncing some meta fields.
  • Fix: Better handling of AJAX upload errors. (@tripflex)
  • Fix: Remove job posting cookies on logout.
  • Fix: Expiration date can be cleared if default job duration option is empty. (@spencerfinnell)
  • Fix: Issue with Safari and expiration datepicker.


  • Fix: Prevents use of Ajax file upload endpoint for visitors who aren’t logged in. Themes should check with job_manager_user_can_upload_file_via_ajax() if using endpoint in templates.
  • Fix: Escape post title in WP Admin’s Job Listings page and template segments. (Props to @EhsanCod3r)


  • Enhancement: Add language using WordPress’s current locale to geocode requests.
  • Fix: Allow attempts to use Google Maps Geocode API without an API key. (@spencerfinnell)
  • Fix: Issue affecting job expiry date when editing a job listing. (@spencerfinnell)
  • Fix: Show correct total count of results on [jobs] shortcode.


  • Enhancement: Warn the user if they’re editing an existing job.
  • Enhancement: WP Admin Job Listing page’s table is now responsive. (@turtlepod)
  • Enhancement: New setting for hiding expired listings from [jobs] filter. (@turtlepod)
  • Enhancement: Use WP Query’s built in search function to improve searching in [jobs].
  • Fix: Job Listing filter only searches meta fields with relevant content. Add custom fields with job_listing_searchable_meta_keys filter. (@turtlepod)
  • Fix: Improved support for WPML and Polylang.
  • Fix: Expired field no longer forces admins to choose a date in the future. (@turtlepod)
  • Fix: Listings with expiration date in past will immediately expire; moving to Active status will extend if necessary. (@turtlepod)
  • Fix: Google Maps API key setting added to fix geolocation retrieval on new sites.
  • Fix: Issue when duplicating a job listing with a field for multiple file uploads. (@turtlepod)
  • Fix: Hide page results when adding links in the [submit_job_form] shortcode.
  • Fix: Job feed now loads when a site has no posts.
  • Fix: No error is thrown when deleting a user. (@tripflex)
  • Dev: Plugins and themes can now retrieve JSON of Job Listings results without HTML. (@spencerfinnell)
  • Dev: Updated inline documentation.

See additional changelog items in changelog.txt