JE LinkedIn joins JobEngine’s job import plugin trio

It’s no longer threesome awesome for JobEngine’s job import plugins – JE Indeed, JE SimplyHired, and JE RSS Importer. The trio is joined today by JE LinkedIn, an extension that will fill your boards with jobs from LinkedIn.com.

JE LinkedIn works almost alike with the other three. Admins can manually import and clean up jobs…

…or conveniently do it with a scheduler. When scheduling job import, admins have to predefine the job category, job type, and job author. You can create schedules as many as you need, enable or disable or completely remove them anytime you need to. A job previously imported won’t be imported again.

Like JE Indeed, JE LinkedIn also has an option to display “Job by LinkedIn” label. When ticked to display, the label is seen on the right of each LinkedIn job in job listings in the frontend.

Another noted feature is that LinkedIn jobs are viewed like normal jobs in the frontend. When a jobseeker clicks a LinkedIn job, he’ll be able to view the job details in your job board and will only be redirected to Linked job page when he clicks the “Apply” button.

JobEngine v2.2 features Pay-to-View Resumes, JE Coupon and JE Stripe fix issues with WP3.6

Jobseekers got their keys to hide or unhide some details on their profiles with the Anonymous profile feature we released last week. This week’s update, JobEngine v2.2, covers a sweet feature that caters more to the admins. We know many of you have been waiting for this; thanks for your replies on our blog posts. So here comes Pay-to-View Resumes.

The very name implies what the feature is – employers who wish to view resume details will be required to upgrade their account. Of course, it would require payments.

Admins can manage this function with Enable and Disable buttons on Engine Settings > Resumes > Payment.

Everything works the same when this function is disabled – anyone can view resume details. When enabled, all users are still able to view the resume listings but need to upgrade their accounts to view the Resume Detail page.

Just a note: Having an upgraded account doesn’t change how the anonymous profile works.
If a jobseeker sets his profile to anonymous, only companies that received his job application can view his full resume.

The whole Pay-to-View Resumes process – from admins creating a payment plan through employers making payments to admins approving and rejecting upgrade account requests (for Cash payments) – works very similar to that of posting jobs.

JobEngine releases new JE Paymill and JE JobAlert v1.2

Introducing JE Paymill

Wider payment options, much easier and faster business transactions!

JobEngine releases today a new plugin which would be a great add-on to your cashless payment options. JE Paymill, with its wide currency coverage, lets you provide your customers with more choices when making payments alongside Google Checkout, Paypal, and 2Checkout.

Paymill caters at least 120 currencies to date and that is tantamount to making your JobEngine available to most people around the globe.

JE Paymill requires only a few information to process a payment: credit card number, expiry date, card’s code, card owner’s name, and address (the last two are even optional). Fewer required fields speed up payment transactions.

JobEngine 2.1 dons Anonymous Profile feature

Last week, we officially launched the Jobseeker Module with a promise of improved features from your insights. JobEngine 2.1 carries the top most demand on the list – more confidentiality on jobseekers’ profile.

“Anonymous” profile feature

This anonymous feature allows a jobseeker to control who sees his profile. To walk-through this feature, logged in as a jobseeker and go to Dashboard > Profile Settings > Privacy.

Jobseeker Privacy Settings – JobEngine, WordPress job board theme, job board software

The Privacy panel provides the Confidential Mode buttons – click Enable to make the profile viewable to only a limited few or hit Disable to make it public.

Anonymous here doesn’t mean that no profile information is visible at all when the resume is displayed in the listings. Though termed as confidential, it doesn’t mean absolute privacy. The note which jobseekers will clearly see on the privacy page explains what data will be hidden.

JobEngine 2.0 sports new Jobseeker Profile

Leveling up to version 2.0, JobEngine sports a home for jobseekers’ profiles with easy-to-setup, quick registration process, and seamless mobile performance features. What’s more? All these new additions come in gorgeous look.

Easy to setup

Getting started with building your jobseeker’s profile hub is like learning the alphabet after you have gotten your bachelor’s diploma. But first things first – upgrade your JobEngine to 2.0. In the admin panel, the Engine Settings menu now includes “Resumes” and when you click on it, it shows the Enable and Disable buttons for the resume section.

Turning on the feature will add a new Resume tab in navigation in the frontend.

The next thing to do is to make sure that this section won’t give you a headache in the future. While still on a fresh start, it’s better to determine how you want the resumes are categorized in your site.

Update: JobEngine v1.1.8

Job posters receive an email when paying by Cash

When you post a job and pay by cash, a notice where to send the payment to appears right after you clicked the Cash button. But it takes only 10 seconds at most to see the note on the screen –perhaps enough time to read the full message. But just when you realize you need to copy the bank account number, Alas!… the message is gone.And once you miss it, the option left to get the account details is to contact the site’s admin.

So we added an email notification to every cash payment.

In backend, you will now see an email template “Sent to employers when they post a job and choose to pay by Cash” added to the list. If you need to modify the content, feel free to make your changes.

Still on emails, we fixed a bug that renders the special characters (- and &) incorrectly. The error occurred on the email subject but you should see the characters as they are by now.

JobEngine releases v1.1.7, fixes issues on Expiry Dates and Payment Plans

As soon as you see the “update to JobEngine version 1.1.7” prompt in the backend, please hit that button – right away. For this version, we solved some major issues related to multiple jobs in a payment plan and expiry dates.

Bug #590:On payment plans with multiple jobs, thesecond job is published Active even if the first job is still unpaid and unapproved.

When a job poster pays using Cash, the first job post displays “unpaid” and has to be approved by the admin (upon payment). Once approved, only then that the second and succeeding jobs included in the plan will be published active.
If the job poster publishes the first and second jobs in a row, the first post displays “unpaid” and the second one displays “pending.” If admin approves the second post, the first post remains non-active. The third and succeeding jobs will be published active upon posting.
Everything works the same as above when admin enabled “Pending Jobs” and job poster pays through Paypal or other payment gateways. If “Pending Jobs” is disabled, all jobs are posted active right away except when paid through Cash method.

Weekly Update: JobEngine v1.1.6 and JE Coupon v1.2

Out of a hundred companies, there might only be one or two which name starts with a number. When one of you notified us that he doesn’t see one of his client companies in the “Companies” page despite having an active job post, we knew we missed something. (Whew! How did we miss this one?)

JobEngine v1.1.6 got some fixes on company names’ display, incorrect texts, number of views of jobs, and more. We also patched some features including the text editor for “Job description” in Post-a-Job page.

On “Companies” page, we added a column for companies with initial numbers on names. We also made an adjustment that will reset to zero the number of views when a job is renewed.

And here’s one that seems trivial but could be a helpful tool in your marketing strategy. Between $1.99 and $2, our minds usually tell us that $1.99 is a lot cheaper when in fact it’s just a cent difference. We fixed that, too, so you can start pricing your payment plans with cents.

JE Jobroll v1.0 and update JE Indeed to v3.3

Releasing JE Jobroll v1.0

After building your job board, the next tough task is how to boost your online presence. JobEngine’s new plugin, JE Jobroll, will be a good start to increase your site’s potential to reach more employers and job seekers.
JE Jobroll allows you and your users to create a roster of your active jobs and post it to a friend’s job board or any site through a generated code.
Simple and easy, you can create as many job rolls as you need and to your preference.

Content control. It enables you to create a one-category or an all-category job roll.
Nifty display. The plugin lets you organize the look of the display. Select a background color and define how much space your job roll should occupy in a site.
Quick View. While you make the changes to your job roll, this box lets you see how it will look when posted to other sites.
Easy posting. Simply copy and paste the code to a text widget.

Weekly Update: JobEngine v1.1.5 and Plugins’ Auto Updater

JobEngine v1.1.5 is now out, so make sure your job board gets the patches and fixes.

Patch #414: Update creation date when renewing a job
Patch #420: Revise text: JE rss, indeed, simplyhired
Bug #419: Jobs renewed with a featured plan are posted as normal jobs
Bug #407: Reject Text box does not pop out
Bug #405: Browser doesn’t refresh after editing and saving a job in Edit-this-Job page
Bug #444: Paypal – email is not deleted
Bug #445: Post-a-job page is stuck in step 2 when posting jobs with a free plan
Bug #421: “Changes saved” confirmation text does not appear in green bar

If you found any more annoying bugs playing around, you know well what to do. The comment section is just a scroll away!

JE Custom Fields and JE Coupon

It took us some time to finally release what we think are must-have plugins for your JobEngine. Have you visited our Extensions page yet? We currently got five extensions in store and we’re adding two more called JE Custom Fields and JE Coupon.

JE Custom Fields: Personalize your Post-a-Job form

Everyone just loves the idea of personalizing things. Not only it gives one freedom to do what he wants but also speaks of satisfaction that one gets from doing something his heart dictates.

JE Custom Fields has something to do with making the Post a Job form in your JobEngine a personalized one. Besides the default job information fields, are there other job details you need your employers to provide for jobseekers? How about a field for the application submission’s end-period? Length of contract? Work shifts? Surely, employers would like to have them on their job page and jobseekers would want to see those information, too.

Work in progress: JobEngine jobseeker module

Well, we’ve received a lot of requests from our dear customers to support a jobseeker section in JobEngine. Guess what? We’ve actually been working on one since last month!

Although we’re still figuring how things should work and changing them around for the most optimized user experience, the first round of our design work has come down to a notable version and we just can’t wait to reveal to you some parts of it.

Basically, the module inherits the current JobEngine style and strictly follows the simplicity philosophy of EngineThemes. We asked questions and looked for answers under different roles and perspectives. What would job board owners really need when supporting jobseekers in their job boards? More important, what should they need to support? What would employers look for when they’re searching for a qualified candidate? And how would jobseekers want their professional profiles built?

This way of brainstorming makes sure the final design first to be useful for its audience, then to be elegantly clear and clean.

Introducing the EngineThemes Extensions page

Optimized plugins. Great job board solutions. Welcome to EngineThemes’ Extension page!

Call this a fashion store of your EngineThemes’ sites, but mind you, ET extensions are more than mere style. They are necessities as your purchase of every extension explicitly echoes what’s on your head, “I badly need this for my site.”

We’ve been receiving a slew of helpful feedback from our dear customers over time. Many of those feedback contain requests for new features for JobEngine.

Amid these calls, we don’t just implement every requested feature in haste. JobEngine sticks to its value of what a simple and effective job board is. More importantly, we value our customers’ requests by carefully analyzing the ideas and asking ourselves a lot of related, relevant questions.

Well, our existing plugins are the results of combined hard work and critical minds of EngineThemes’ team and our customers. And this is why not everything you want for your website is in this page — only the features well thought out to aid your site achieve greater performance.

Weekly Update: JobEngine v1.1.4

Hang on! It won’t take too long and you’ll see what have tied our heads on. For now, here’s a handful of fixes for JobEngine’s version 1.1.4.

Feature #351: Display warning when there are expired jobs and provide a way for admins to archive them manually
Bug #353: Text field for Website Demonstration becomes unresponsive
Bug #365: Design error: Apply for this Job & Continue button in Post a Job
Bug #379: Company Logo: Display an error message if image size is too big
Bug #386: Image preview in backend is distorted
Bug #389: Language save button should be sticked at the top of the page
Bug #385: Smaller website logo should be kept in its real size & aligned in the middle vertically
Bug #380: Text goes beyond the line when job title is long
Bug #381: IE9: underscore is not visible in the text
Patch #382: Revise text: How to Apply in Edit-this-Job page

Weekly Update: JobEngine v1.1.3

As we are making this “job seeker account” a real thing in JobEngine, this and the coming weeks’ updates won’t be much as you have always expected. There will be modifications in some features but not huge ones, and of course, those bugs that will be taken care of.

For JobEngine v1.1.3, we did four patches to correct some bugs:

1/ We had this issue that when you delete a job category and there are active jobs under it, those jobs are still active when you view it in Jobs or Home page. But the headache starts when you click the Edit button for those jobs – it simply doesn’t respond – and when you check the jobs’ status in the Dashboard, it shows Unpaid and needs to be renewed.

So as not to complicate things, JobEngine has provided an option to select a new job category where to move the jobs to. This works the same for deleting Job Types.

Also please note that if you wish to delete a parent job category, you will need to delete all its sub-categories first before it can be removed.

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