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Why do I get “Failed to import” message when importing demo content?

While importing demo content you might get a list of messages started with ” Failed to import xxx” – that is quite common and in most cases nothing to worry about.

This message will display for ” media” – the theme you’ve bought doesn’t included the images used in Theme Preview – those are stock images which cannot be redistributed – so we cannot allow you as end user to get them with the xml file, that’s why they are not imported and replaced with generic gray placeholder images.

The same message might happen for some post types or post attributes. For example if the demo of theme includes shop functionality, it’s added via WooCommerce. If you don’t have WooCommerce installed prior to importing demo content (because you don’t need it or you didn’t want it yet) – your WordPress simply doesn’t know there could by custom post type named “product” – so it won’t be able to import the products from demo XML, and the import tool with show each of the product as a “Failed to import“.

Why Revolution Slider / Visual Composer is asking me for licence key?

If you’re using one those plugins you might stumble uppon a notice in Dashboard about need of providing purchase key.

The Visual Composer (the same applies to Revolution Slider) is included in theme on extended/developers license, which means I bought it for higher price to be able to include it in my theme. You as end user can use it only with this theme, and do not get the license key that is used to auto-updates.
Updates of Visual Composer come with the updates of the theme ( I always include new VC in theme few days after release). You can of course buy your own copy of VC if you want it faster or need support from plugin authors, but that’s not necessary.

Setting up “Apply For Job”

Using WorkScout and WP Job Manager, candidates have different option to apply for jobs.

Method 1 – Default

By default the popup shows only email of the Employer or the email provided in Job details, you can also set external URL for application which will open external website set in Job details by employer

Method 2 – WP Job Manager Contact Listing

By using this plugin you can use one of plugins: Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, Contact Form 7 to display contact form in the popup – instructions how to set each one are here

When you have the forms, you can choose in Job Listings → Settings → Contact a Job Form – which one should be displayed in popup

Method 3 – Resume Manager add-on

Using Resume Manager add-on from WP Job Manager, Candidates can send the Resume they’ve submitted as an attachment to the Employers email.

Method 4 – Applications add-on

This add-on allows candidates to apply to jobs using a form & employers to view and manage the applications from their job dashboard. There’s also a form builder which helps you build custom
“apply forms”

Setting up WP Job Manager

After activating WP Job Manager (and some other plugins from Core Add-on Bundle) you might see a setup screen. If you’re planing to import the demo content and use it as a base to your website, press the “Skip setup” button, if you want to set your page from scratch, follow the setup steps.

WP Admin > Job Listings > Settings is the page where you can configure the plugin. You’ll see a tabbed interface showing available setting groups:

Settings tabs

Plugins such as Job Alerts may add their own settings tabs here as pictured.

Job Listings settings

The job listings tab contains the following settings:

  • Listings per page – Controls how many job listings should be shown per page when using the [jobs] shortcode
  • Filled positions – If checked, filled positions will no longer be visible when using the [jobs] shortcode
  • Hide expired listings – If checked, expired job listings are not searchable.
  • Hide Expired Listings Content – If checked, the content within expired listings will be hidden.
  • Categories – If checked, job categories will be enabled. These are used to group jobs by category and are also visible on the frontend job submission form if enabled.
  • Multi-select Categories – If enabled, the category select box will default to a multiselect on the [jobs] shortcode.
  • Category Filter Type – Determines the logic used to display jobs when selecting multiple categories.
  • Date Format – Choose how you want the published date for jobs to be displayed on the front-end.
  • Types – Choose whether you want to enable types.
  • Multi-select Listing Types – If enabled, each job can have more than one type.
  • Google Maps API Key – Enter your Google Maps API key (you can acquire one here). Google requires an API key to retrieve location information for job listings.

Job Submission settings

The job submission tab shows options regarding the job submission process in WP Job Manager:

  • Account required – If left unchecked, non-logged in users will be able to submit job listings without creating an account.
  • Account creation – If checked, non-logged in users will be able to create an account by entering their email address on the job submission form. This is optional depending on the settings below.
  • Account Username – If enabled, a username will be generated from the first part of the user email address. Otherwise, a username field will be shown.
  • Account Role – If you enable registration on your job submission form, choose a role for the newly registered users. This defaults to Employer.
  • Moderate New Listings – If enabled, new submissions will be inactive, pending admin approval. Only once approved by an admin (published) will they be visible on the frontend.
  • Allow Pending Edits – If enabled, submissions awaiting admin approval can be edited by the user.
  • Listing duration – How many days listings are live before expiring. Can be left blank to never expire. Published jobs will automatically be set to expire based on this setting.
  • Application Method – Choose the contact method for listings.


The pages tab allows you to select the pages where you’ve inserted the main WP Job Manager shortcodes.

  • Submit Job Form Page – Select the page where you have placed the [submit_job_form] shortcode.
  • Job Dashboard Page – Select the page where you have placed the [job_dashboard] shortcode.
  • Job Listings Page – Select the page where you have placed the [jobs] shortcode.

Theme Translation

WorkScout theme is translation ready. We that assume your WordPress is already in your language. If not, go to Dashboard → Settings → General and change the Site language.

You have to translate WorkScout Theme and WorkScout Core*

  1. wp-content/themes/workscout/languages
  2. wp-content/plugins/workscout-core/languages

* Also you might need to translate plugins like WP Job Manager and its add-ons

Let’s Start

Install plugin  Loco Translate. After successful installation go to Loco Translate -> Manage Localization, you should see this screen:
Download Loco Translate

Click  New language, select your language and click Start Translating.

Now you should see that screen where you can translate each string that is used in theme:

When you’re done, click Save, and it’s also recommended to click both “Po” and “Mo” buttons to save them on your PC as a backup.

Setup Wizard

WorkScout has an excellent setup wizard that will automatically import demo data

You should see Setup Wizard page immediately after activating WorkScout, if you don’t or you’ve skipped it, you can find it in Appearance → Setup Wizard.
It’s pretty basic, you just need to confirm each step, the wizard will install and activate all required plugins, import all the content, and set basic options. There are few things you need to do manually after.

Importing Revolution Slider

Go to your Dashboard→ Revolution Slider and click Manual Import

In the next form upload the file extras/ from “All files & documentation” or download it from here:

Setting Up Plugins Pages

If you’ve installed all core plugins, and imported demo setting, now the last thing to do is to setup pages. Follow the screenshot to select appropriate pages for each setting.

Job Listings for WP Job Manager:

Resume pages for Resume Manager Add-on:

Setting Logo

The logo can be set in Appearance -> Customize -> Site Identity.

However, the home page that uses Page Template named Page with Jobs Search” with the Transparent Header enabled needs it’s own logo image, as in most cases the dark logos won’t look good there. To add that logo, go to Appearance -> Customize -> Home Page Options -> Logo for transparent header

Theme Installation

There are two ways to install theme

Upload through FTP

  1. Extract the “”
  2. Open up your FTP manager and connect to your hosting
  3. Browse to wp-content/themes
  4. Upload the workscout theme folder.
  5. Log Into WordPress and go to Appearance – Themes
  6. Find the WorkScout and click activate

Upload through WordPress

  1. Download the “Installable WordPress file only” you’ll find it here
  2. Navigate to  Appearance – Themes – Add New Upload.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen, select the downloaded theme folder (“”).
  4. Hit Install Now and the theme will be uploaded and installed.

Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to  Appearance  Themes and activate WorkScout.