As expected after a long rest, tasks waiting to get completed are in a long list. Since last week, JobEngine team has been working hard so that this latest version of JobEngine is better with fine-tuned location, sidebar, and Internet Explorer-related issues.
Fixed Location Issues
We’ve received not a few complaints about how the map works before. In some cases, you want the “location display” to show the city where the company or job vacancy is located but to your disappointment, the system displays the county or state – and worse, there’s nothing you can do to change it. Now, this whole scenario is changed.
Whether you choose to display or not the company or job’s address, the location field now works as you wish it to. You can provide just the city or city and state or the full address. We have also taken out the “Display as” field below the location box. (Well, without it life is easier. 🙂 )
So, if the Job Location field is populated with a city or state or both, the same will be displayed in the Job Detail page. However, if the full address is entered, the display location is shortened to the last two elements of the address having a combined word count of not more than 30 characters.
For instance, the address is: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500, United States; you’ll see the display location in Job Detail’s page as “DC 20500, United States.”
New Sidebars, New Widgets
JobEngine v1.0.7 has introduced three new sidebars: Companies, Job Detail, and Company, giving you five options to choose from for your widgets. But JobEngine is generous enough to let you customize your widgets with two more sidebars. Right! Now, you got seven sidebars all in all!
JobEngine v1.0.8 renamed the existing “Main Sidebar” to “Homepage Main Sidebar” to easily identify it with the two new additions: Homepage Top Sidebar and Homepage Bottom Sidebar.
As their titles imply, widgets dragged onto these sidebars will be shown in the homepage specifically in these areas:
Homepage Main Sidebar – left or right of the page
Homepage Top Sidebar – top of the page, below the Demonstration text
Homepage Bottom Sidebar – bottom of the page, below the Load More button
Drag widgets to these sidebars and reorder them right from the frontend.
What’s more? Two new widgets!
So as to give you more freedom to easily manage most of your site’s important data, we turned the following blocks into widgets: 1) the Company Profile in the “Job Detail” and “Company” pages (widget name: JE Company Profile), and 2) Active Companies and Available Jobs count (widget name: JE Companies & Jobs Count).
Except JE Company Profile, all widgets function properly when dragged to the seven sidebars. Drag JE Company Profile only to the Company sidebar or Job Detail sidebar. Dragging it to other sidebars will show an admin notice:
Admin notice: JE Company Profile widget should only be dragged to the company sidebar or job detail sidebar to function properly.
JE’s previous versions also have font issues in Internet Explorer 8. If you’re using such, we thought you’ll be glad to hear they’ve been fixed.
Bug #214: “Success, friend” page does not appear in Renew-a-Job
Bug #215: Wheel keeps on turning when archiving jobs
Bug #218: White space appears below the footer in IE
Bug #220: Top and Bottom sidebars won’t allow widgets to be reordered
Bug #222: IE8: Edit icon on text widget is different from that of other browsers
Bug #223: IE8: “Number of Comments” in Blog page turns into assorted icons