• New: Accountless Alerts. A long requested feature, now a new option makes user registration optional for creating job alerts. Job seekers can create alerts just with their e-mail, and after receiving and clicking a verification link, they’ll start getting alert e-mails just like registered users did. These guest users can also manage via magic links in the e-mails sent.
  • New: HTML e-mails. The Alert e-mails are now formatted. Brand color can be customized, as well as whether company name/logo/location should be displayed for the jobs.

  • New: Customize which job fields can be used for setting up alerts.

  • New: Add Alert modal: Instead of navigating to a new page with a form, alerts can be added right from the job listing page. Clicking Add Alert opens a modal to create an alert for the current search.

  • Fix: Fix shortcode handler only running in pages

  • Fix: Fix job alert pre-filling data when clicking New Alert

Note: WP Job Manager version 2.2.1 is required for this release.

Developer notes:

  • Refreshed frontend styles for elements like notices and the new modal
  • Alerts switched to the e-mail system of the core plugin

  • New HTML variants for the alert and confirmation e-mails

  • Template updates for the shortcode and new templates for e-mails and the alert modal

  • General code refactoring

  • Accountless alerts functionality uses a new guest user concept, implemented in the core plugin. These users are stored as a CPT, and authenticate to manage their alerts via tokens in the URL

If you customize Job Alerts templates in a theme, the templates will need to be updated to work with the new features. If you integrate with the add-on in another way, nothing should break, but please test and check if any code needs to be updated.