What’s New in WP Job Manager 1.31.0

We’re pleased to announce that WP Job Manager 1.31.0 has shipped!

You can download the latest release here or head over to Dashboard → Updates to update your plugins from inside WordPress.

Please note: While we have thoroughly tested this release, it’s always possible that we missed something, so we strongly advise you to test the update yourself on a staging site before updating your live site.

Here’s the punch list of what’s included:

  • Support for sending email notifications
  • Adding the ability to delete plugin data when WP Job Manager itself is deleted
  • Updating the minimum required version of WordPress to 4.7
  • Hiding empty categories when filtering jobs
  • Filtering by filled and featured jobs on the Job Listings page in WP Admin
  • Preserving the currently active tab when updating the settings
  • Adding company logo to the structured data

You can find the full list of changes in the change log.

Email Notifications

This release introduces an email notification system that includes the ability to send an email when:

  • A new job is submitted
  • An existing job is updated
  • A job listing is about to expire

Some aspects of email notifications can be configured on the new Email Notifications tab in the settings:

Email notification settings

GDPR Compliance

Enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) begins shortly after the release of WP Job Manager 1.31.0. To help with GDPR compliance, we’ve added the ability to delete plugin data when WP Job Manager itself is deleted. This setting is off by default:

Delete data on uninstall

Read more about the GDPR.

Minimum WordPress Version

Please note that in order to support the REST API and some upcoming features, we’re bumping the minimum required version of WordPress to 4.7.

What do you think of the latest release of WP Job Manager? Let us know in the comments!

13 responses to “What’s New in WP Job Manager 1.31.0”

  1. I’m not expert but I don’t think that makes it GDPR ready.
    Shouldn’t it be “per user” request? There should be a way for each user to delete or request deleting ALL of his data collected via WPJM and it’s add-ons, not to just wipe out whole plugin.

  2. I’m just updating now. Must all the notifications go to an admin. Can we send them to a specific email address instead?

  3. Currently, notices of expiring jobs can also be sent to employers. Would you mind clarifying which emails you would like to send to whom, and for what reason? Thx!

  4. For the GDPR regulation, how did you conform the use of ADD ON “Resume Manager” “Job ALERT” and “APPLICATIONS” plugins?

  5. Hi Bianca, I’ve replied to you via email, but I’ll respond here as well, for the benefit of other readers.

    WP Job Manager and its addons don’t offer individual user data deletion or extraction. WordPress core is in charge of user records. You can read more about WordPress and GDPR compliance tools at the links I’ve given below:

    https://wordpress.org/news/2018/04/gdpr-compliance-tools-in-wordpress/

    https://make.wordpress.org/core/2018/03/28/roadmap-tools-for-gdpr-compliance/

    If you’re interested in what WP Job Manager core deletes now, upon plugin deletion, you can check out this issue:

    https://github.com/Automattic/WP-Job-Manager/issues/1362

    There may the third-party plugins that could accomplish user deletion (and user data deletion) for you. Note that though the “Delete Data on Uninstall” option implemented into WP Job Manager core won’t delete users, it will take away their employer or candidate role.

    Database information is all stored in wp_posts and wp_postmeta for Resume Manager and Applications, so using a third-party plugin as mentioned above, or going through and removing user resumes and applications will delete that user data. It may get a bit tricky in the file uploads if you try to remove them after you’ve deleted resume and application data, so we’d recommend removing file uploads first. Job Alerts don’t involve any file uploads, so there’s nothing to worry about there.

  6. How can Youtube-integrations via Jobmanager be implemented in compliance with GDPR? -> “https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/…”

    • Hey Benjamin,

      YouTube support would probably be able to answer that for you more satisfactorily than we could.

  7. Are there any features being developed to facilitate GDPR compliant opt-ins including acceptance of privacy policy and marketing contact?

    The current forms allow me to add check boxes but I can’t add a link to the privacy page as the fields strip out any html.

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