I'm looking for a way to create my own job posting plugin where someone can add, remove or edit jobs on the back-end of a Wordpress-website. I also need the ability to store the entries somewhere in the back-end so the administrator can view them + send an email with all the information that was filled in into the apply-form to the person responsible for this. I tried some plugins I found online, but none of them suit what I'm looking for.

How I see it, I would create a custom post type for the jobs and use a form-plugin to create the application-form. A hidden field would then capture the job title so I can retrieve which job offer they applied for and save this in the back-end + add this information to the email that is sent.

Is this the best way to do this or does someone know a better way? Ideally I want to make this plugin as general as possible so I can use it with different clients.

  • I have already built something similar with a custom post type for jobs and I mixed it with ACF to create some custom fields. When the user visited the page, they had a form to fill (I used a contact form7 plugin where I did some work to generate dynamic fields). The form data was sent by email and the customer had an external tool so I did not have to store the data on WordPress. – Patrice Poliquin Jan 16 at 20:01

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