The success of popular online job boards such as ProBlogger has brought on an onslaught of numerous aspiring webmasters wishing to make it big in the job board world. To meet that demand, WordPress developers have been busy creating sleek new job board themes.
Some of these new themes are true masterpieces … others, not so much.
In this post, we’ll take a look at the top 5 job board themes for WordPress.
1. Nine to Five
An aptly named theme, Nine to Five has extremely powerful options. Webmasters can accept payments for listing via PayPal with almost any currency. Businesses can submit job listings with special places for remuneration info and a Google Map showing directions to their place of business.
Applicants to each job have the option to email webmasters directly from the site (with uploaded files) via a contact form. What’s more, Nine to Five also comes with autocomplete for the search, several custom widgets, and 8 predefined colour schemes.
Jobify is a much sleeker theme than Nine to Five — the presentation of the job listings really is pure eye candy. It accepts front end submissions in a different way as well; visitors can sign up for special packages that offer different amounts of listings, listing timing, and whether or not the listing is highlighted.
Jobify allows applicants to upload resumes to the job board website which can then be found via Google or a custom link. The theme also has special counters that calculate the number of jobs & resumes posted, companies listed, jobs filled, and total members. Two separate demos, one with WooCommerce integration and the other with Restrict Content Pro integration, are viewable.
JobRoller is another great release from AppThemes. Its extensive feature list includes multiple color schemes, feedburner support (if you’re able to accumulate numerous subscriptions to your job board website, it’s a great selling point to convince visitors to purchase a listing), radius search that lets applicants find jobs within a one-mile radius of their location, support for numerous currencies, and integration with PayPal.
The theme comes with 5 predefined job types — full-time, part-time, temporary, internship, and freelance — but you can create as many as you like. Inside the advanced theme options panel is a page that logs each transaction in detail. A resume database is kept so recruiters can browse and search through potential hires. Lastly, included with the theme are several publisher feed plugins that allow you to pull in job listings from sites like Indeed, Simply Hired, Career Jet, and LinkedIn.
All things considered, JobRoller is the most robust job board theme on this list, but using it will require you shelling out nearly twice as many bucks as any other job board theme.