Email Notifications

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WP Job Manager Email Notifications are managed via Job Listings > Settings > Email Notifications

By default, an email will be sent to the site administrator when a job listing is submitted or updated via the front-end (adding/updating jobs via the back-end is not recommended).

You can optionally change the format of these emails between plain and rich text, or you can disable them entirely by unchecking the box next to each email.

Default email notification settings for WP Job Manager

You can also choose whether to send a notification email to the site administrator and/or the employer when a job listing is due to expire. When enabling these emails, you can set a notice period, to specify the number of days before expiry that the email should be sent.

Job Expiry email notification settings for WP Job Manager

For more complex email solutions you will need to use a third party plugin. Here are a few recommendations:

Our add-ons may also send notifications:

  • Applications sends a confirmation email to both employers and candidates.
  • Job Alerts sends emails to candidates.
  • Resume Manager will email new resume submissions to the administrator (if this setting is enabled). An alternative email address can be set within the settings if needed..
  • WC Paid Listings does not send emails however WooCommerce does depending on your settings, as listings are treated as products.

Email Templates

WP Job Manager email notifications are handled by template files. You can override the email templates by copying them to your theme and making edits there, e.g.

Copy the file from the plugin folder:

  • wp-job-manager/templates/emails/employer-expiring-job.php


  • yourtheme/job_manager/emails/employer-expiring-job.php

Then make your customizations to the new template file in your theme.


WP Job Manager core as well as the add-ons mentioned above use the wp_mail() function – that is a core function of WordPress – to send emails. If emails are not being sent/received, then the issue is not with WP Job Manager itself, but with the core email function on your web host.

We have a great guide here to help you troubleshoot and find solutions to common issues.