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Mobile Menu Customization

Listeo offers customizable mobile menu. You can create separated menu list that will be displayed only on mobile devices and add custom widgets in menu panel.


Custom menu list for mobile devices

Go to Appearance → Menus then create new menu list and click “Mobile Menu” checkbox


Widgets in menu panel

Go to Appearance → Widgets and add new widget for

Applicants & Editing Job Application form

With the Applications plugin, candidates can apply to jobs using a form and employers can view the applications on their job dashboard.

Intended Usage

This plugin can be used in two ways:

  1. If you offer job listing submissions on the frontend, you can use this plugin to have applications come in and be visible on the employers job dashboard.
  2. If you list your own jobs, you can have applications come in and be visible in the admin dashboard.

Settings

The plugin can be configured from Job Applications > Settings.

The following settings are found on the Application Forms tab:

  • Email Application method – Use application form – When enabled, this setting will display the job application form for jobs setup with an email address for applications.
  • Website URL Application method – Use application form – When enabled, this setting will display the job application form for jobs setup with a URL for applications.
  • User Restriction – Only allow registered users to apply – The form will not show to guests until they login.
  • Multiple Applications – Prevent users from applying to the same job multiple times – If enabled, once a logged in user has applied they will no longer be able to see the application form for the same job.
  • ReCAPTCHA – This will help prevent bots from applying for jobs. You must have entered a valid site key and secret key in WP Job Manager’s settings.

The following settings are found on the Management tab:

  • Delete with Jobs – Delete applications when a job is deleted – If enabled, job applications will be deleted when the parent job listing is deleted. Otherwise, they will be kept on file and visible in the backend.
  • Purge Applications – Enter a number to purge all applications after that many days.
  • Personal Data Erasure – If enabled, applications with a matching email address will be sent to the trash during personal data erasure requests (Tools > Erase Personal Data). They will then be permanently deleted after 30 days.

The Job Application Form

If enabled, the job application form will be displayed instead of the usual email/website links. The default form looks like this:

The job application form

When the application form is submitted, an application will be saved to your database. If the job application method is ’email’, the employer will also receive an email notification.

Once an Application’s status has been set to “Hired”, the message “This position has been filled” will appear on the job listing.

Note: You can also add the shortcode [job_apply id=”X”] to a page to display only the application form for a particular job listing. Substitute the X with the ID of the job for which you wish to have the application form.


Customising the Job Application Form

Version 2.0 of the plugin comes with a form editor where you can customise the form. Simply go to Job Applications > Application Form to see the form editor.

The Form Editor

The Form Editor

From here you can add, remove, edit, and re-order form fields. Available field types are:

  • Text
  • Textarea
  • File
  • Select
  • Multiselect
  • Checkbox
  • Resume
  • Output content
  • Date

Validation Rules

You can add the following validation rules to your application form fields:

  • Validation
    • Required – Makes the field required, so the form cannot be submitted if the field is empty.
    • Email – Force the field to only accept a valid email address.
    • Numeric – Force the field to only accept a numeric input.
  • Data Handling
    • From Name – Use this field as the ‘From name’ in the application email (can only be used once).
    • From Email – Use this field as the ‘From email’ in the application email (can only be used once).
    • Message – Use this field as the main content of the application email (can only be used once).
    • Attachment – (For file uploads) Include these file(s) as an attachment on the application email.

The plugin does not have support for conditional fields. If you need that, you can use an alternative form provider that does offer this feature.


Customising the Employer & Candidate Notifications

From the form editor page, you will also notice 2 tabs at the top to customise the notifications. By default, only an employer notification is sent, but if you add content to the candidate notification, candidates will be notified too.

Email Notification Editor

Email Notification Editor

The top field will be the subject line of the email, whist the bottom textarea field will be the email contents. The right side of the page shows which dynamic tags you can insert into your message + subject. These will be substituted for real data at the time of sending.


Viewing applications via the job_dashboard shortcode

When the applications extension is installed, a new column will be shown when viewing the job dashboard on the frontend:

This will show the number of applications per job listing. Clicking the number (when there are applications) will reveal the application list:

 

Above the applications you can choose to filter by status. Statuses include:

  • New
  • Interviewed
  • Offer extended
  • Hired
  • Archived

You can also choose to sort the applications by date, name or rating.

Each application card has some icons which can be clicked:

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In order:

  1. View description
  2. View attachment
  3. Email candidate
  4. Private notes
  5. Edit

Downloading Application Data

When viewing all applications for a job listing in the Job Dashboard, you can click on “Download CSV” at the top of the page, to download a CSV file containing all the application data for that job listing.

If you need to download data for all applications on the site, you can export an XML file of all Job Applications via Tools > Export.


Viewing applications via the admin dashboard

In the WordPress admin dashboard you’ll see a new section called Job Applications. Going here, as an admin user, you’ll see all applications:

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These can be filtered by job and filtered/sorted like the frontend view. If you click to view an application you’ll be able to edit:

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And you’ll be able to add notes:

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Past Applications

You can also allow candidates to view their past applications by adding the [past_applications] shortcode to a page. If you use the Resume Manager add-on, you’ll most likely want to add the shortcode to the Candidate Dashboard page that is created during that plugin’s setup, but it can be added to any page.

How to switch from WP Bakery to Elementor?

Unfortunately there’s no way to transfer your homepage from WP Bakery Page Builder to Elementor. You have to rebuild homepage using Elementor from scratch.

How to use new homepage demos from elementor after upgrading from WP Bakery builder?

  1. Update theme and all plugins to the latest version (don’t forget to activate WorkScout Elementor plugin that comes in latest version)
  2. Install elementor
  3. Download homepages import .zip file: workscout-elementor-homepages.zip
  4. Import templates from .zip file in Templates / Import Templates
  5.  Create new page, disable titlebar then publish and click “Edit with Elementor“:
  6. Import home template you want to use from template library:

 

Theme layout shifted to the left after theme installation

If theme layout after theme installation is misaligned most likely your hosting pre-installed Page Optimize plugin. We highly recommend disabling and removing it (there are much better plugins).

If you want to keep this plugin please go to its settings, uncheck “concatenate styles” and save.

How to import job listings from other websites using Go Fetch jobs?

With Workscout and Go Fetch jobs plugin you can easily import jobs from the most popular job sites and/or job aggregators. This handy plugin fetches jobs from RSS feeds and imports them to your jobs database. Pick your favorite job site/job directory, look for the jobs RSS feed, paste it directly to Go Fetch Jobs and instantly get fresh jobs in your database!

To help you quickly getting fresh jobs from external sites, Go Fetch Jobs comes bundled with ready to use RSS feeds and detailed instructions on how to setup RSS feeds for job sites that provide them.

Go Fetch Jobs (for WP Job Manager)


The UI is simple and provides tips and descriptions about each option and how it works.

Go Fetch Jobs

To help you quickly getting jobs from external sites, Go Fetch Jobs comes bundled with ready to use RSS feeds and detailed instructions on how to setup RSS feeds for job sites that provide them, including big sites like jobs.theguardian.com. An RSS builder is also provided for providers that allow customizing the RSS feed.

Providers

You can also use custom RSS URL, here’s an example for indeed: https://www.indeed.nl/rss?q=keyword1%2Ckeyword2&l=location1%2Clocation2&limit=50

Company Profiles & Reviews

Users with older versions of WorkScout need to update theme to the latest version and install two plugins: MAS WP Job Manager Company and MAS WP Job Manager Company Reviews

With this feature employers can create complex profiles for their companies and build the most fair and accurate company reputation with public reviews.

Employees  can browse through companies catalogue with advanced filters and leave public ratings ⭐ using multi-criteria reviews.


Company list page with filters page can be configured in in Job Listings → Settings → Company

Users that updated theme from older to newer version need to create 3 new pages (Company Listings Page, Company Dashboard Page and Submit Company Form).

Dashboard Page and Submit Company requires shortcodes in their content:
[mas_company_dashboard]
[mas_submit_company_form]


Company Review settings can be found in Job Listings → Settings → Company Reviews