Tutorial: Stop Jetpack Publicize from sharing new job listings

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If you’re using Jetpack Publicize to share your blog posts on social media, you’ll notice that new job listings submitted via the front-end use publicize by default and these will also be shared automatically.

This happens because a job listing is a special custom post type, and while you can opt-out from this via wp-admin as an administrator of the site, front-end submissions won’t be able to opt-out this behavior.

If you’d like to avoid this, simply add the following code to your functions.php file or via a plugin like Code Snippets:

* Stop Jetpack Publicize sharing posts from the frontend job submit form entries
* @param $new_status
* @param $old_status
* @param $post
function prefix_flag_post_for_publicize( $new_status, $old_status, $post ) {

// Make sure the job_manager_form is set, it is the job_listing post type and the post status is publish
if ( ! isset( $_POST['job_manager_form'] ) || $post->post_type != 'job_listing' || $new_status != 'publish' ) {

// If it is the submit-job form on the frontend, set the jetpack filter to return false
if ( $_POST['job_manager_form'] == 'submit-job' ) {
add_filter( 'publicize_should_publicize_published_post', '__return_false' );

// Set the priority to 9 so it runs before the Jetpack version
add_action( 'transition_post_status', 'prefix_flag_post_for_publicize' , 9, 3 );
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