Tutorial: Remove the Preview Step

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You may want to simplify the job submission process by removing the preview step.

To do so, simply add the following code to your functions.php file or even better, use a plugin such as Code Snippets:


 * Remove the preview step. Code goes in theme functions.php or custom plugin.
 * @param  array $steps
 * @return array
function custom_submit_job_steps( $steps ) {
	unset( $steps['preview'] );
	return $steps;
add_filter( 'submit_job_steps', 'custom_submit_job_steps' );

 * Change button text (won't work until v1.16.2)
function change_preview_text() {
	return __( 'Submit Job' );
add_filter( 'submit_job_form_submit_button_text', 'change_preview_text' );

 * Since we removed the preview step and it's handler, we need to manually publish jobs
 * @param  int $job_id
function done_publish_job( $job_id ) {
	$job = get_post( $job_id );

	if ( in_array( $job->post_status, array( 'preview', 'expired' ) ) ) {
		// Reset expirey
		delete_post_meta( $job->ID, '_job_expires' );

		// Update job listing
		$update_job                  = array();
		$update_job['ID']            = $job->ID;
		$update_job['post_status']   = get_option( 'job_manager_submission_requires_approval' ) ? 'pending' : 'publish';
		$update_job['post_date']     = current_time( 'mysql' );
		$update_job['post_date_gmt'] = current_time( 'mysql', 1 );
		wp_update_post( $update_job );
add_action( 'job_manager_job_submitted', 'done_publish_job' );

You may need to remove the first line from the code.

This code snippet does the following:

  1. Remove the preview step
  2. Change preview text to ‘Submit Job’
  3. Manually publish job (as the preview handler normally does this)
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