I'm trying to edit the output of the filter (below) in the plugin WPJobManager. I want to make sure there isn't a duplicate company_name value in the $job_slug before it is updated. At the moment, its set to add company_name to the slug, but if you then edit the same post, it adds company_name again!

if ( apply_filters( 'submit_job_form_prefix_post_name_with_company', true ) && ! empty( $values['company']['company_name'] ) ) {
        $job_slug[] = $values['company']['company_name'];

I think I need to add a filter in my functions.php but I'm not sure how to do this with an IF statement to remove the duplicate. I was thinking something like this below? Could anyone point me in the right direction?

if ( strpos( $job_slug, sanitize_title($values['company']['company_name'];) ) ) {
  • Looking at the code here, I'm not sure this is the source of your issue. The $job_slug is initialized as an empty array at line 756 (as of this writing), and the company name only gets prepended once.
    – Pat J
    Dec 31, 2020 at 17:34
  • Also, that filter passes only a boolean value, so $job_slug and $values aren't automatically available to any function you hook to it.
    – Pat J
    Dec 31, 2020 at 17:35
  • Thanks for the help Pat. I just want to stop the company name being added automatically again after the job is edited. Perhaps it's a bug with the plugin?
    – michael74
    Dec 31, 2020 at 17:45
  • 1
    It might be. Your best bet is to contact the plugin's support team.
    – Pat J
    Dec 31, 2020 at 19:07

1 Answer 1


i have created the following solution, it is working when you keep into the active theme functions.php.

Page: includes\forms\class-wp-job-manager-form-submit-job.php
Line: 791

add_filter('submit_job_form_save_job_data', 'remove_dublicated_post_name', 10, 5);

function remove_dublicated_post_name($job_data, $post_title, $post_content, $status, $values){
 if( ! strpos( $job_data['post_name'] , sanitize_title($values['company']['company_name'] ) ){
    // to remove dublicate company names
    $post_name_raw_arr = explode("-",$job_data['post_name']);
    $post_name_unique_arr = array_unique($post_name_raw_arr );
    $job_data['post_name'] = sanitize_title( implode( '-', $post_name_unique_arr ) );
return $job_data;

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