With the Application Deadline plugin, job listers can set a closing date via a new field on the job submission form. Once this date passes, the job listing is automatically ended (if enabled in the settings).
↑ Back to Top Installation
To install this plugin, please refer to the guide here: https://wordpress.org/support/article/managing-plugins/#installing-plugins
↑ Back to Top Setup
Once installed, there is only 1 setting for your to configure from Job Listings > Settings, “Automatic deadline expiry”. If enabled, once the closing date/deadline passes for a job the job listing will be automatically ended.
Jobs are checked for expiry daily at midnight using WordPress cron.
↑ Back to Top Setting a closing date for a job
On the job submission form, you’ll notice a new field:
This can be filled in manually, or by using the datepicker which is displayed on click.
↑ Back to Top Setting and editing dates via admin
When editing a job in the admin area you’ll also see a new field labelled “Application closing date”. This is a plain text field, so input a date in yyyy-mm-dd format.
↑ Back to Top Closing date display on the frontend
Closing dates will be displayed along with the meta on single job listing pages:
Within 2 days of the closing date, the text will change colour and show a different icon:
Finally, once expired (if jobs are not setup to expire automatically) it will turn red:
↑ Back to Top Sorting jobs by the closing date
When using the
[jobs] shortcode, to have the jobs sorted by deadline/closing date, use the following:
If you want to change the order, which is DESC (descending) by default, you can add in the order arg like so:
[jobs orderby="deadline" order="ASC"]
↑ Back to Top Included styles for the datepicker
To style the jQuery-ui powered datepicker, the following stylesheet is included via Google’s API:
wp_enqueue_style( 'jquery-ui', 'http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.21/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css', false, '1.0', false );
Should you wish to remove these styles and style it manually, you can add the following to your theme’s functions.php file:
wp_dequeue_style( 'jquery-ui' );