March has been a super busy month for us since we decided to push all our effort to the limit. Although there were a few changes to our original release plan, we reached most of the targets and even add a few other updates along the way. Let’s go through the latest versions of the themes in this post.
Following version 2.7, which allows jobseekers to post and edit resume from their mobile devices, employers now can also submit their jobs from the small screens in this latest version. This is one of the most important features that we have implemented in our recent updates and also the one being requested most by our customers.
Other features included in this version are:
– New header menu
– User dashboard with job listings
– Apply for a job in the mobile version
Coming along with JobEngine’s new updates are the payment extensions, which allows the payments to be made in mobile devices. Next week’s update will also make the release of the new JE Indeed extension. This one was a target we couldn’t reach in March.
There is a difference from this latest version and the expected ones in our March release plan. The seller review system and the “follow sellers” feature are not implemented yet and will be taken care of in a coming update.
However, instead of those features, the latest version of ClassifiedEngine allows sellers to post ads from their mobile devices, similar to JobEngine v2.8. This replacement happens due to the high number of requests from our customers in the forums. We have also received a lot of emails asking for this feature and thought that prioritizing it would be a more suitable decision at the moment.
Since ClassifiedEngine now support ad posting from mobile devices, the payment extensions are also having a few updates coming to support payments in mobile. They should be ready tomorrow together with the ones for JobEngine.
With our series of recent updates, ForumEngine has become more and more mature. While version 1.3 supported the much requested sticky threads, version 1.4 came with the “ban users” system and improvements for the frontend controls. In the latest version, we have added a new “related threads” widget together with a few important bug fixes.
FE Ideas v1.1
The new version of FE Ideas extension comes with some bug fixes and more privilege controls for the admins, such as setting a role to be able to change idea threads’ statuses.
The HotelEngine package
HotelEngine themes – Classy & Comfy
The hotel themes have been updated to be compatible with WPML, meaning that you can now create a multilingual hotel website using HotelEngine. We’re working on a detailed guideline for this process and would have it ready at the end of this week.
Version 1.1 supports Stripe payment for the booking process. We’re now working on the most requested feature: “set price for different time ranges”. It would be ready in a couple weeks.
Conclusion & future plan
We have never been released as much updates as we did in March. This has been a busy month but a precious experience for us. Although sometimes there were errors in the releases, we have been trying our best to make things right as soon as we could.
The coming updates for all our themes will focus on maintaining the code base and improving the frontend UX on both desktop & mobile versions. We don’t want to risk the themes’ quality by releasing new features too fast, thus making it unstable. However, please don’t hesitate to suggest new ideas for us in the forums. We go through every single one of them.