Application Deadline

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:

↑ 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.

The settings

The settings

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:

The deadline field

The deadline 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:

[jobs orderby="deadline"]

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', '', 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' );