FreelanceEngine 1.8.2 is here today! This release brings you the UI completion which we carried out in version 1.8. We hope our new update will take your experience to the next level with more elegant and attractive interface.
***Note: Once you update your site to FreelanceEngine 1.8.2, the whole database on your site will be automatically updated. Thus, you must backup your database in advance to avoid being lost all files and data when the nasty happens.
New capabilities of version 1.8.2 include:
- FreelanceEngine is now compatible with WordPress 4.8 & PHP 7.
- Filter by worked project is now available for employers to search freelancers in the profiles page.
- New “My Profile” page for both freelancers and employers.
- Old tabs located in my profile page are now separated into particular pages such as My Credit, My Private Message, and My Project.
- New dispute page in case of debate.
- Update UX/UI in the project details page and workspace.
- Bug fixes.
New “My Profile” Page – The Easy Way For Your Users To Show Their Own Reputation & Qualification
From FreelanceEngine 1.8.2, both employers and freelancers are provided with a new page where they can update the information as well as build their reputation. Freelancer profile is a little bit different from the employer’s.
Previously, freelancers can only update their profile with some basic information such as their experience, skills, and portfolio. But now, they can add more, including working experience, certification, education, etc.
Besides, they can add more images for their portfolio rather than 1 image as before.
We also allow freelancer to view their own profile as others.
Compared with freelancer profile, employer profile is simpler with some basic information, including profile details & account details as the image below:
Employers can also view their profile as others like freelancers.
More Pages, More Effective To Manage Your Projects, Credit, and Inbox
As mentioned above, the old tabs such as credit, private message, project details are now separated into new pages for easy management. As a result, they are no longer shown in user’s profile from now on. Instead, the user can access these pages by clicking on the corresponding tabs located on the top right corner of the page.
My credit page
Both freelancers and employers now have access to an exclusive page to manage their credits. This page is divided into 2 tabs, including balance and transaction. The balance tab is divided into 4 columns, displaying based on the user’s roles – freelancer or employer.
In the transaction tab, the changelog of transaction history is listed in details. Moreover, freelancers & employers can easily filter their transaction by transaction type, status, and period.
Besides, the flow of credit withdrawal is changed as well. From now on, users must update their payment method before sending a withdrawal request.
Also, a new field in the Escrow section (Escrow → Gateways) is added, requiring you to add the admin email who will receive the commission fee.
My Inbox Page
The inbox page is designed based on the private message tab in the previous versions. Therefore, this page is basically similar to the private message tab. However, users cannot archive their conversation from this version.
Projects Listing Page
The whole design of the project listing page is also updated in this version. Similar to the credit page, the project listing page is also divided into 2 tabs, which are current projects & previous projects. In this page, users can easily search their project by keywords or filter by its status:
My projects page of employer
My projects page of freelancer
With the new update of workspace in FreelanceEngine 1.8.2, both freelancers and employers now can easily attach file(s) in the conversation section. Besides, a new section located in the right sidebar is added, allowing freelancers to directly upload/remove file(s).
In case employers want to prevent freelancers from uploading/removing the file, he is able to lock this section. Conversely, he can unlock this section whenever he wants.
Ratings and reviews are now displayed in the workplace.
The dispute page is now separated from workspace from this version. This page gives both parties a place to chat each other and provide proofs/materials involved in the dispute.
- Resolve bugs involved in 2Checkout payment gateway and Escrow Stripe extension.
- Placeholder text is added into the country field in the user profile.
- You now can update icon for currency from the back-end.
- Properly filter profiles by rate hour.
- Resolve Facebook login issue.
Please note that some extensions of FreelanceEngine are also updated along with FreelanceEngine 1.8.2, including FrE Credit 1.2.1, FrE Milestone 1.3.1, FrE Payfast 1.2.1, FrE Private Message 1.2.1, FrE Stripe Escrow 1.3.1, FrE PayU 1.3.1.
For a full list of changes in FreelanceEngine 1.8.2, see the changelog.
Above are all about bug fixes in the FreelanceEngine 1.8.2. If you have any questions or need any support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.