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10 Best WordPress Job Board Plugins

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10 Best WordPress Job Board Plugins

If you are looking to add a job board to your WordPress website or create your own jobs website, then you will need to use an effective job board WordPress plugin. However, with many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know which plugin would be most suitable for your website.

In this article, we will look at some of the best FREE WordPress job board plugins we’ve come across. Although all the plugins mentioned are good options, when selecting a plugin you should always base your decision on your own site’s needs, not on the advice of others. To help you find the best WordPress job board plugin, we will have a look at some of the features and functionalities of each option so that you can find the best fit for your project.

1. WP Job Manager

WP Job Manager from Automattic is a great freemium job board plugin. For those adding a job board to their WordPress website for the first time, or for those who aren’t looking for a plugin with advanced features, the free core module that WP Job Manager provides should easily cater for your needs. However, if you are looking for extra functionality, premium add-ons can be purchased to support the free core module.

Shortcode based, WP Job Manager can work with any theme and is very simple to get up and running (just checkout our full WP Job Manager Guide). You can list jobs displaying company information, expiry dates, and more. Create a front-end job submission form, where employers can list jobs themselves and preview the listing before it goes live is possible too. Or use the employer dashboard where logged in users can manage their own job listings.

Popular add-ons include Applications, where you can add application forms to jobs. And WC Paid Listings, enabling you to monetize your site. As you can see, WP Job Manager is a versatile plugin, catering for different needs across the board.

2. Apply Online

Apply Online Plugin

Apply Online is a free and efficient WordPress jobs board plugin. Quick to setup and easy to use, Apply Online is just the solution for you if you are looking to add a jobs page to your WordPress website. This plugin can also be used to add an advertisement board or a registration page for a course or class. Once published, you can start receiving job or registration applications from your website straight away.

Apply Online’s intuitive interface allows you to add, categorize and manage job advertisements from within your WordPress dashboard. You can then add descriptions and other job-related features to advertisements, then receive an email when an application is received.

A very flexible and straightforward plugin, Apply Online is a great option if you are looking for a free job board plugin that works straight out of the box.

3. Simple Job Board

Simple Job Board

Simply Job Board is a lightweight plugin that is free to download from the WordPress repository. This user-friendly WordPress plugin will enable you to quickly add a job board to your website or blog.

Add multiple job listings and display them with application forms on any page of your website by just using simple shortcodes. Add-ons can also be purchased to help you upgrade the plugins functionality if needed. Simply Job Board is an effective low-key plugin, that can be extended as your site grows, and is a great choice for those on a budget.

4. JS Job Manager

JS Jobs is another WordPress plugin that will enable you to create a complete jobs site. Create a membership site, enabling employees and employers able to take charge of their own applications and listings. Users can register and login to access your content, or login via Facebook or LinkedIn. Importantly, JS Jobs Pro supports Paypal integration, enabling you to charge for job listings or memberships.

5. Job Board Manager

Job Board Manager is another free option to create your own job site quickly and easily. This plugin includes simple options and shortcodes to insert your job archive, add a submission form, user account info and more. The plugin is SEO ready and build with valid code, hooks and actions so developers can extend the plugin as needed.

6. Posts Table Pro

You can build more than just table with Post Table – including a job listings page. The free plugin includes all the important features you need like list, search, sort and filter with more advanced options in the pro version. Just select a custom post type (or create a totally new one with the free WordPress post types unlimited plugin) to use for your table and get to work customizing your options. Plus it’s compatible with popular form plugins, like Contact Form 7 and Gravity Forms, so you can accept job applications right on your site.

7. WP Job Openings

Setup a job listing page, quick and simple, with the WP Job Openings. This straightforward plugin includes support for unlimited job specifications, listing expiration date, recent jobs widget, Ajax search and filters, custom email notifications, and offers a grid or list view. Plus it includes a front end application form and a custom HR user role to make job management easy.

8. Job Manager & Career

Job Manager & Career

The Job Manager & Career plugin was designed to help with job listing and application management right from your WordPress dashboard. The plugin works great with most themes and inherits the theme’s colors, borders and styles. Plus it includes options like an easy to use shortcodes, job search, application form, resume upload, add featured jobs with badges, job visibility based on status, data backup and more.

9. EasyJobs

Running a job board inside WordPress has never been easier, thanks to EasyJobs. This plugin is an ideal solution for recruitment agencies, entrepreneurs, web developers, and bloggers alike.

Usable with any WordPress theme, EasyJobs has an online editor (which you will need to sign up for) to help you quickly and easily get your job board set up. The free plan EasyJobs is more than enough to get started with, and it can be integrated with third-party plugins like Elementor for custom job board layouts.

10. HivePress

HivePress Multipurpose Directory, Listing & Classifieds WordPress Plugin

Build out a full directory for your job board with HivePress. While not strictly a job board plugin, the plugin does include loads of helpful features you can use to create your job listings. The free version of HivePress includes listings, custom fields, categories, search filters, user registration, captcha, support for ratings/reviews, messaging and favorites.

HivePress also offers a JobHive theme that you can purchase for an even faster onboarding process, as the built-in features mean you just need to add job attributes and make a few styling decisions. But for more advanced settings there are plenty of premium HivePress extensions to integrate things like search notifications, social login, memberships and more.

If you are looking to create a whole website based on advertising jobs and matching candidates to prospective employers, then it may well be better to opt for a job board theme.

Jobify is a popular WordPress job board theme that is available from Themeforest. With tons of templates available and all the job board tools you could need, the Jobify WordPress theme is a great option if you want to get your site up and running quickly and efficiently.

Which of the WordPress job board plugins will you choose to help you create a job board page or website? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Article by Joe Fylan guest author
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  1. Katie Keith

    Hi, thanks for the roundup – you’ve included some really good plugins. I’ve just published a tutorial about how to use our Posts Table Pro plugin to create a WordPress job board. It’s really detailed and gives you everything you need to do know to create a complete job board. The search and filtering options are better than the plugins featured in this article as you can add extra data about each vacancy as well as search box and as many filters as you like, which helps people to find jobs more quickly and easily. I hope this is of interest to your readers!

  2. Joe D

    I am looking for a wp-plugin (and theme) which is for a temporary job agency.
    The agency is to decide which job is best match for an employee. Employers and employee are not to get in direct touch, as it is the agencies task to make the matches.
    Please advice which is best for this. Doing multiple searches I only see job-board, jobboard, job boards and so on, but that is not what I have in mind.
    The temp-workers are to be able to sign up, log in, submit CV/resume and photo. Employers are to be able to log in (maybe) and submit job descriptions.

    Also, how can I best get a time-management system for submitting hours worked by temp-workers? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    • Kyla

      I would suggest reaching out to the developers of the Jobify theme or FreelanceEngine theme. Both of these are feature rich themes designed specifically for creating job boards, and it’s possible you could modify one (or both) of theme with a child theme so you as the agency can act as the intermediary between applicants/employers, collect time sheets and more.

  3. Aravind Ajith

    These are some excellent job board plugins. We had tried almost all of them. However, they do not fit well as a job listing plugin for a corporate site or a one single company. This new plugin – WP Job Openings solves that issue.

    It comes with some really powerful features. It’s very easy to set up and manage job listings and applications with WP Job Openings Plugin.

  4. Eszter

    Thanks for sharing WordPress Job board plugins. Last few weeks I was in search for a Job manager plugin to be installed in our client site and I found the Job Manager & Career Plugin. Simple and easy to implement. Also, application form to accept user job submissions and more. So far so good!

  5. Anshul

    Thanks for sharing . It is very helpful for me and also informative for all those users who will come to read.
    thank you so much.

  6. Esther

    Jobs and Experts seems to be a retired plugin?

    • Kyla

      You are correct – it looks like it was one of many plugins WPMU retired recently. We’ll be sure to update the list to include some newer/supported options soon!

  7. Tim Blake

    I recently purchased the JobSearch WP Job Board plugin (#7 in your list). The limited online documentation seems to be out of date and no longer relevant. This plugin seems very powerful, but it’s way too complex to set up. It seems to be built for a particular theme, but I’m not using that theme. I also purchased an extra six months of support, but I’m not sure why I wasted the money.

  8. Chuck

    Nothing worth using imho

    • Kyla

      We think these are some of the best WordPress job board plugins – but if there’s a plugin you think should be on here let us know! We regularly update our posts to include new WordPress tools and services.

  9. nuno P.

    Hello all,
    I’m thinking on using number 2 on your list, as well as the addons. it seems very complete.
    It’s not actually for a job page, but for a “scholarship list” I think it’s going to work .
    Anyone with experience with that plugin?

  10. Jigar shah

    Yeah Thanks for the list of job board WordPress plugins and it is really useful! These are probably the best job board plugins I’ve found.

  11. Doyan

    Hi, I was looking for a job board plugin, and a Google search brought up your post. I just wanted to give you a heads up that WPMU Dev has nulled Jobs and Experts Plugin. You might want to update the article.

  12. David

    If you want to add an impressive one-way video interview platform to your website, try the Cliptakes plugin for WordPress! Set interview questions and start receiving branded video interviews.

    • Kyla

      That’s an awesome tool!

  13. Bret

    Thanks a bunch for the Job Board plugins round-up Kyla. We are just trying to add a simple Careers page to our website and this information helps a lot.

    • Kyla

      That’s great! Let us know which one you end up going with!

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