Launch a Job Board or Job Website Using WP Job Manager, Neve Theme and WordPress (Part 2)
So after much thought and consideration, you decided to start building your very own job board website. Well, let me tell, you’ve reached just the place to do so! Together, we are going to create a fantastic job board, using WordPress, the Neve Theme and a couple of plugins. And to be more specific, the plugins that we are going to need to create this website are:
- WooCommerce Subscriptions
- WP Job Manager
- WP Job Manager Applications
- WP Job Manager Field Editor
- WP Job Manager Resumes
- WP Job Manager WC Paid Listings
But before we get started with the technicalities of creating a job board website, here are some pro tips that could make ease your work:
Pro tip no. 1: go to http://inenden.com/ to get all of the plugins you need for free. You just need to register to get access to the premium version of the plugins.
Pro tip no. 2: check out our step-by-step YouTube video tutorial to see how you can create the website in real time.
Okay, are you ready to build your website? Let’s dive right into it!
Make Your Homepage Feel Like Home
The very first thing that you’ll have to do is log into your WordPress account. Easy so far, right?
Then find the Neve theme on Google (pro tip: always use https://themeisle.com/) and download it. To continue, go to the ‘Appearance’ section of your WordPress account, click on ‘Add a New Theme’ and upload the Neve theme that you just downloaded. Don’t forget to activate the theme after it was successfully uploaded and always save changes after every single change.
To make things easier for yourself, use one of the Starter Sites that the theme provides. We are going to be working with the Energy panels so in case you like how they look, search for them and import them.
The next step is to install some plugins, so go to the ‘Plugin’ Section of your WordPress account and look for the WP Job Manager plugin. After you install and activate it (pro tip: always activate the plugins after you install them), run the Setup Wizard to automatically create some of the pages that you will need.
One of the most important things in a website is the menu bar. That is the first thing that an internet user sees once they land on your webpage, so you have to make it representative and useful. For this we will want to customize the menu, so we are going to go back to the ‘Appearance’ section, click on ‘Menu’ and start playing around.
Maybe you want to rename some pages, maybe to delete some, but after you’re done, add the ‘Jobs’ and ‘Services’ pages to your menu, customize them if you want to (in this case Jobs→ Find Jobs and Services→ For employers) and finally you can add the ‘Job Dashboard’ and the ‘Post a New Job’ pages as submenu options for the ‘For Employers’ page.
Sidenote, in case the options don’t appear like in the picture above, then you haven’t run the WP Job Manager plugin correctly and you will have to redo the process.
To customize the appearance of the home page, go to Pages → Homepage → Edit and change the front page so it represents your brand and your business!
Giving Job Hunters the Tools They Need
To build the pages for our candidates, you will need to start by uploading two plugins: WP Job Manager Applications and the WPJob Manager Resumes (don’t forget to activate them and run the Setup Wizard).
From the plugin’s page setup you can now edit or add pages related to the resume sections that you will have on the website and after you modify the pages that are off brand, you will have to add them to the menu by following the steps that have been previously discussed.
Building the Right Pages for the Employers
Make Money by Making 3 Job Packages
Here comes the interesting part! Now you will learn how to monetize your website. To start off, install WooCommerce and run the Setup Wizard. After you’ve done this, you need to configure the payment method, so head over to the Woocommerce section from your Dashboard → Payments → Enable Direct Bank Transfer → Save Changes (don’t forget to save changes after each step).
In order to link your Woocommerce account to your website and make successful payments, you will need to upload the WP Job Manager WC Paid Listings and Woocommerce Subscriptions plugins.
After the plugins have been secured, it’s time for you to make three job packages for the employers, one of which will be a subscription. The subscription is the most profitable because it gets you continuous revenue from your website.
To create your pay once packages, go to the Woocommerce section → Products → Add new product →Product data → Job Package (add price and description to your new job package).
When adding a job package that is actually a subscription, the only things that you need to change are the Product data, which will be Job Package Subscription, and the Subscription Type, which should be the second option.
Now that you have your packages, you should customize the page ‘For Employers,’ so that it shows all of the job packages you’ve just created. How can you do so?
Go to your website → For Employers → Edit Page.
After you start customizing your page, you can click on the title of any job package → press the plus sign in the left upper corner → choose ‘Featured Products’ → add the product that fits the title → customize the page further.
Make Posting a Job More Efficient
This section of your website already has the basics it needs, but that doesn’t mean we can’t spice up things a bit. Maybe the employer’s job requires travel, or maybe the employer wants to know how many years of experience the candidates have. So, how can you add additional fields to the ‘Post a Job’ section?
We start with a new plugin. Upload WP Job Manager Field Editor → Job Listings → Job Fields → Add a new job field. Once you reach this part, you can start completing the sections accordingly.
For your inspiration, here are several job board case studies that you can learn from.
- Has swiss-based job ads
- Candidates can post job ads
- Search engine has been adjusted to include swiss cantons
- The jobs posted are tailored for specific zip codes
- The jobs are valid for specific zip codes
- There is one new job ad for every location
- The job ads are subscription based
- Has an applicant tracking system where applicants can track their application
- Here HR specialists can create professional resumes
- It’s a two sided marketplace
- Candidates can look for specialists in their area
- The job submission forms have been repurposed and used as specialist submission forms
- Profiles are listed on the page
These are the basic steps that you need to take when creating a job board website, but of course, you will find more details in the instructional video that was made. You can find that video below:
If you need a helping hand with launching or customizing your Job Board, we are here to help.
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