Job Board- A light weight, SEO friendly WordPress theme

Technology, April 19th, 2021
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How I got the idea?
One week back, an interviewer asked “Can you make a job board theme” ?
I said- yes!
Unfortunately, because of some consultancy’s involvement, I didn’t join them but the idea was knocking my mind up and down.

I thought in a simple way and created a simple job board theme which could be capable of posting/ removing job opportunities via backend. It took few days and night, I was not having another work, so was focused on this specific task. Outcome was very pleasant, satisfactory and bug free.

I created one custom post type named as jobs, and later created some taxonomies to achieve the job listings, taxonomies are ‘location’ and ‘job type’.

What an admin can do:

  • can add multiple HR/ Recruiter emails in backend on which job application will be delivered
  • bounce back email notification can be changed via backend, dashboard > contact > apply now > Mail 2 > Message body
    currently – “Thank You! Your application has been received by our HR Team, We will update you shortly.”
  • can add Google recaptcha for spam protection*, dashboard > contact > integration, enter recaptcha site key and secret key
  • can change logo in customize, dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Logo/ Favicon/ Site Icon (transparent background preferred)
  • can change Homepage Recent Openings Title/ Jobs Page Title, Homepage View All Openings Link, Blog Page Heading, dashboard > Appearance > Customize > General Setting
  • can add blogs
  • 100% editable cms

Theme details:

  • Royalty-Free Stock Images, taken from PixabayCanvaUnsplash
  • v 1.0 release date: 19-04-2021
  • stable release
  • light weight
  • SEO optimized
  • speed optimized
  • made with Bootstrap 5
  • plugin dependency- Contact form 7
  • Builder used- default WP
  • Fonts used- Google free font ‘Josefin Sans’ https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Josefin+Sans
  • Theme Size- 234 kb
  • Theme Bundle includes- demo data, theme

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