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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.

Freelancer Profile

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.

Employer Profile

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.

Freelancer

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 (EscrowGateways) 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

Workspace

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.

                                       

Dispute Page

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.

Bug fixes

  • 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 support@enginethemes.com.

22 Comments
  • Chris Shiffly
    Jul  19TH,  2017

    Hey guys,
    It’s great you’ve updated things but:
    Stripe Escrow isn’t working still – also, The location drop down is buggy and isnt showing the locations.

    Other than that, its looking good.

    • Thao Le
      Jul  19TH,  2017

      Hi Chris,

      Thank you for your feedback.

      Regarding the issue involved in Stripe Escrow, please send us a ticket by choosing “Technical Problems” section at https://www.enginethemes.com/help/ with your site information in details so that our TS can check your site. Don’t worry since our new version is tested carefully before being released, so I believe this plugin works well now.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

      Thank you.

  • Zvonimir Fabic
    Jul  19TH,  2017

    Good work guys. Excellent update to the theme!!!
    But you should check the edit profile part in IE11 since save button is not working. Because of this nobody with IE11 browser is unable to complete the profile!

    • Thao Le
      Jul  19TH,  2017

      Hi Zvonimir,

      Thank you for the feedback.

      Regarding the issue you mentioned, our theme currently doesn’t support IE11 browser. Our theme now supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera. That’s why there are some bugs occurring in the IE11 browser.

      Don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any further questions.

      Regards,

  • Martin
    Jul  20TH,  2017

    I like this theme. I just do not understand why I can not see in Employer Information https://freelanceengine.enginethemes.com/project/wordpress-plugins-for-gravatars-authors-and-tweets/ who is the employer. Than I can not see review and anything about employer.

    • Thao Le
      Jul  20TH,  2017

      Hi Martin,

      Regarding your question, visitors/freelancers cannot see the employer information since we don’t want the freelancer and employer to contact outside the site with the absence of admin. In these cases, you cannot earn any commission. You, as an admin, want to the minimize the trick on your site, right? That’s why the employer information isn’t shown in the project detail page.

      Hope it classifies your question.

      Thank you.

  • felix Ndungu
    Jul  20TH,  2017

    Hello, why is the credit extension not working well. User can deposit funds but no notification to show pending approval. Also when approved the balance doesnt show. This is happening on one hosting but works perfectly on another hosting.
    I have sent everything the same on both servers one works the other doesn
    t.
    What could be the problem and how can I solve it?
    Is there specific configurations of hosting?
    Please let me know as soon as possible .

    • Thao Le
      Jul  20TH,  2017

      Hi Felix,

      Regarding the problem you mentioned, I think you haven’t updated FrE Credit plugin v1.2.1 after upgrading your site to FreelanceEngine 1.8.2. In case you update FrE Credit to its latest version, the problem you mentioned still exist, please send us a ticket by choosing Technical Problems section at https://www.enginethemes.com/help/. Our TS will help you resolve your problem.

      Hope it helps.

      Thank you.

      • felix Ndungu
        Jul  20TH,  2017

        I have both theme and credit extension upto date. the issue is for only one server but the other server is working

        • Thao Le
          Jul  24TH,  2017

          Hi Felix,
          Regarding your problem, please send us a ticket by choosing Technical Problems section at https://www.enginethemes.com/help/. Our TS will check your site and help you resolve your issue.
          Let me know if you have any further questions.
          Thank you.

  • felix Ndungu
    Jul  20TH,  2017

    I have both theme and credit extension upto date. the issue is for only one server but the other server is working

  • Romain RICHER
    Jul  21ST,  2017

    Hello,
    Congratulation for the new release.
    However, I don’t see the top link navigation in the User Profile (with the search box and the tabs on the top right corner of the page) :
    http://www.richer-solution.com/freelancemarketplace182/FreelanceEnginePro_v1.8.2_User_Profile.jpg
    Why ?
    Best Regards
    Romain

    • Thao Le
      Jul  24TH,  2017

      Hi Romain,
      Regarding your problem, please send us a ticket by choosing Technical Problems section at https://www.enginethemes.com/help/. Our TS will check your site and help you resolve your issue.
      Let me know if you have any further questions.
      Regards,

  • Dennis Buchanan
    Jul  21ST,  2017

    Hi,

    I recently updated my theme to the new version but my site is not working at all now. Can you please provide me with a solution as to how I can correct this problem I am having with not being able to see my site?

    Thank you,

    • Thao Le
      Jul  24TH,  2017

      Hi Dennis,
      Regarding your problem, please send us a ticket by choosing Technical Problems section at https://www.enginethemes.com/help/. Our TS will check your site and help you resolve your issue.
      Let me know if you have any further questions.
      Regards,

  • Jessie
    Jul  21ST,  2017

    Hi why the branding option is missing on this version??

    • Thao Le
      Jul  24TH,  2017

      Hi Jessie,
      The branding option is integrated into the customize section from FreelanceEngine 1.8. That’s why you cannot find the Branding option from your admin dashboard (http://i.imgur.com/AvDbqWp.png).
      Hope it helps.

  • Tarun
    Jul  27TH,  2017

    Hello

    Can anyone tell me where is theme options in admin of freelance engine theme ?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Thao Le
      Jul  27TH,  2017

      Hi Tarun,

      Regarding your questions, the Theme Options is another name of Engine Settings section (FreelanceEngine theme) that is only available in MicrojobEngine theme.

      Hope it helps.

  • Elhassan Hafez
    Jul  27TH,  2017

    Hi Thao Le,

    The new update.

    Amazing job!! with the new sections for messages. employment, education …etc added features for freelancers. I’ve updated to the latest version smoothly with no issues. Looks great and professional!

    Thanks FreelanceEngine Team

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