DailyWP has just released their latest theme, JobPress. As you can tell from the name, JobPress is a unique WordPress theme built specifically for job boards. Its fast setup, great organization, and PayPal integration make this theme a great buy.
JobPress allows you to choose whether or not new job submissions must be paid for or not, and if so, how much each submission it is. Of course, PayPal is the easiest and most common method of paying for a job placement, and it couldn’t be easier to set up your account. All you have to do is enter your PayPal e-mail address on the theme’s options page and JobPress will take care of the rest. The theme also takes advantage of PayPal’s API and gives the option of paying with a credit or debit card as well.
Job boards must be well-organized, and JobPress does this well. Users can sort jobs by full-time, part-time, or freelance. Job listings can also be sorted into categories, which are listed in tabs across the top of the page. Jobs can also be searched and tagged.
In the JobPress options page you can choose whether users can create their own listings or if you manually post them yourself. You’ll probably be letting users post their own listings, because the process is pretty slick. First, your enter some information about your company and listing, including type, category, location, description, and how to reply. Next, if you have to pay for a listing, you’re taken to the payment page. Once the payment is made, your listing appears. It probably takes less than five minutes to complete the whole process.
You can buy a single JobPress license for $79 or a full-rights developer license for $199. There is also an affiliate program where affiliates can receive up to 20% of the product’s price. That means if you refer someone to the JobBoard theme and they buy a single license, you get an easy $20. Not too bad, eh?
DailyWP has also been kind enough to create a discount code for WPCandy readers. Simply enter ‘wpcandy‘ at checkout and you’ll get an instant $20 off the license.
Overall, JobPress is a great theme. I don’t think I’ve seen any other themes of its type before, with the exception of their own Classipress theme, which is built more towards miscellaneous item listings and doesn’t feature the awesome payment options JobPress does. There are obviously some minor kinks to be worked out, as with all new themes, but JobPress still comes packed with simple, useful features that make it worth the license.