Features

Jobster Features

Below you will find the full list of the Jobster theme features along with detailed explanation.
The list will be updated as new features become available (at least once per month).

Powerful Admin Panel

Control every aspect of your marketplace: approve/deny services, approve/delete service requests, view/cancel orders, update user balance, manage withdraw requests, manually update user levels, view/delete user reviews, view/delete user messages, provide support, edit user information, send newsletters, customize text for the email notifications. Check out the demo page for the video walk-through of the admin section.

Custom User Frontend

Built-in custom user front-end which allows users to: post/edit service offers, update their payment/personal info, manage services purchased/sold, view transaction history, make withdrawal requests, post/respond to public service requests, contact support, etc. Users will never know that your marketplace is powered by WordPress.

User Rating System

Online marketplace is nothing without a proper feedback/rating system. That is precisely why we’ve paid special attention in implementing robust, yet simple to use user rating and reputation system. Overall user reputation is calculated based on the average feedback (1-5 star ratings) that a single user receives across all of his service offers. User reputation is then taken into account as a part of the criteria (logic) for automatically upgrading/downgrading user levels.

User Notification System

Jobster theme has a built in comprehensive notification system for all of the user actions, such as: services purchased/sold/delivered, order updated, mutual cancellation requested/accepted/denied, service modification requested, messages received, feedback posted, custom offer received/accepted/declined/retracted. Each notification is displayed in the User front-end notification system, and email notifications are sent to the users as well.

Job Extras

Sellers are able to upsell to their buyers buy offering optional extra services at an additional cost. Proven to increase sales up to 100%. Live Extras can also be limited to only certain Seller Levels and/or paid subscribers.

Seller Commission

Earn fixed amount or fixed percentage commission on each successfully completed transaction. Fully automated process. Configure it once, and let the system do all the work – just put your feet up and relax.

Service Favorites

Ability for the users to place services into favorites (bookmarks), and come back at a later date to complete the purchase. Favorites are accessible, and can be managed from the front-end user control panel.

Custom Designs

Visual Composer is now integrated and with it the ability to design and customize all of the front-end pages without the need for CSS/PHP knowledge (drag and drop experience). You can also change the main theme color, as well as the secondary theme color, right from the Admin section. Make your marketplace unique!

Locations & Google Maps

Users can set a location of their service, and choose to display Google map on the job/service page. This is especially useful for services where physical presence of a seller is required. Buyers can also filter jobs/services based on the location of their choice, and within a certain range (both km and miles are supported).

Banner Advertising

Increase your revenue by enabling users to purchase advertising space. Fully automated with PayPal and Stripe payment gateways. CPC (cost per click), CPM (cost per one thousand impressions) and CPD (cost per days) billing models supported. Ability to define banner type/dimensions, and even set a country filter. Adsense is supported, too! Powered by Ads Pro, WordPress Advertising Plugin

Integrated Newsletter System

Send out newsletters to your registered users. Promote new service offers. Manage lists directly from the admin panel. Track Opens, Clicks, Unsubscriptions and Bounces. Track countries and cities, schedule your campaigns, and much more.

User Messaging System

Built in sophisticated conversation type user messaging system featuring the file uploader, custom offers, filter for email’s and URL’s, as well as the message notifications.

User Levels

Users are automatically awarded statuses (levels) based on the volume of sales as well as the reputation. Sales volume criteria can be defined in the admin section for each level (i.e. minimum of $100 in sales for the previous month before the user is upgraded to Level 1). Additionally, sellers with higher levels benefit from lower transaction commissions. Level based commission scale can also be defined in the admin section.

Service Requests

Buyers are able to post public service requests to which sellers are able to respond with offers (provided that they have at least one service offer published/active). This functionality has proven to increase sales by as much as 20%.

Powerful Search Filter

Users are able to refine their search based on the reviews/feedback, newly posted service offers, price, location and delivery time. Once the number of service offers on your marketplace starts growing into thousands, your users will very much appreciate this functionality.

Social Connect

Leverage the power of social networks. Let your users connect (register) to your online service marketplace with the social account of their choice, eliminating the need to fill out registration forms and remember usernames and passwords. Supported social networks are: Facebook, Google, Twitter, Windows Live, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, Reddit, Disqus, Tumblr, Stackoverflow, GitHub, Dribbble, Instagram, 500px, Foursquare, Steam, Twitch.tv, Mixi, Vkontakte, Mail.ru, Yandex, Odnoklassniki, Goodreads, Skyrock, Last.fm, AOL and PixelPin.

Payment Gateways

Jobster Theme has PayPal, Stripe, Braintree, Authorize.net, Payza, 2Checkout, Robokassa, CashEnvoy, INIPay, Blockchain, Perfect Money, WebPay and QuickPay payment gateways fully integrated along with the multi-currency support. Simply add your account credentials in the Admin panel, and you are good to go. We can also integrate the payment gateway of your choice. Please contact us for more information regarding the custom payment gateway integration.

Search Engine Friendly

WordPress is already famous for being the most search engine friendly CMS in the world, and we made absolutely sure that Jobster follows the same coding standards. For real time page analysis functionality that helps you optimize your pages content, we’ve integrated Yoast SEO the most complete WordPress SEO plugin that exists today.

Reorder (promote) Services

You can manually reorder services in order to promote quality offers. Drag and drop interface. Additionally, you can set the rules to automatically order newly posted services (not compatible with the ‘Featured Services’ function’).

Fully Responsive

We understand how important it is to provide users with optimal viewing experience which would ensure easy navigation, reading and checkout across a wide range of devices.

Lazy Loading

Ajax load more button (lazy loading) implemented for each page potentially displaying many items, including: home page, search/category pages, transaction page, manage sales/purchases, etc.

Vacation Mode

Enables sellers to activate “vacation mode”, and pause their published jobs/services with three possible away messages/statuses: “on vacation”, “overbooked”, and “be back soon”. Sellers can conveniently set an end date from the calendar, and the system will automatically put all the jobs in active mode. 

Jobster Premium Features

Supercharge your online marketplace with these premium features.
Lifetime Licenses with premium features start @ $350. Buy now!

Multi-language Support

You can run your online service marketplace in as many languages as you wish – simultaneously. Jobster theme is currently translated into 3 different languages: German, Spanish and Russian. Translation ready – additional languages can be added by simply translating the strings via the Poedit sofotware, or the Loco Translate plugin.

Flexible Commission

Set different commissions based on the user status (level) and/or total transaction amount. Reward and motivate your top sellers based on their performance. In addition, you can also set a fixed amount or fixed percentage commission for all of the sellers, regardless of the transaction amount and/or user status.

Tax Module

If you live in jurisdiction where it is mandatory to collect taxes on online sales, Tax Module will give you the ability to configure tax percentage which will be added to each transaction automatically based on the location criteria. 

Affiliate (Refer a Friend)

The Affiliate (Refer a Friend) extension, as the name implies, will enable your users to earn money by referring other users to join and/or make purchases on your online marketplace.

Multi-Currency Support

Currency rates are auto-updated daily based on the Open Exchange Rates API. This service comes free of charge since Jobster needs less than 35 requests per month. Exchange rates can also be edited manually from the Administration Panel. Now you can let your users checkout in the currency of their choice.

Job Multiples

Enable buyers to purchase multiples of the same job and/or extra service. Increasing sales volume is all about making it more convenient for your end-users to make additional purchases, and Job Multiples offers just that. Job Multiples can also be limited to only certain Seller Levels and/or paid subscribers

Invoices

Enable buyers to generate and download invoices automatically from within the private transaction page. Users are able to customize all of the information being displayed on the invoice from within their profile page.

Subscriptions

Require sellers to subscribe to a monthly payment in order to be able to post jobs and/or bid on service requests. Or, offer additional account benefits: lower commission fees, higher per transaction amount, additional extras, cool profile label as well as the icon.

SMS Notifications

Along with email notifications, your users can now receive text mobile notifications. There will be no more missed offer requests, private messages, job deliveries, etc. Increase your revenue! Based on the Twilio SMS Gateway.

Featured Services

Allow your sellers to pay for the featured spot/job on home, category and sub-category pages. Fully integrated/automated with all of the supported payment gateways. Ability to define the number of featured items per page, the length the job should be featured for, as well as the price (not compatible with the ‘Reorder’ feature).

Custom Offers

Sellers are now able to send custom offers directly from the message conversation (provided that they have at least one service offer published/active). Offers can have an expiration date set, and can also be retracted by the sellers at any time.
Buyers can accept (or deny) custom offer and pay for the service immediately.

Live Extras

Provide your end-users with the convenience of being able to purchase additional job extras during an ongoing/live transaction, and drastically increase your sales! Live Extras can also be limited to only certain Seller Levels and/or paid subscribers.

Buyer Processing Fee

Offset Payment Gateway processing fees buy charing buyers a processing fee. It can be configured as a fixed amount/charge for each transaction, or a percentage of the transaction value. Buyer processing fee is automatically added and collected during the checkout process.

Seller Notifications

Offer your sellers to subscribe to notifications for new service requests published within the categories of their interest and expertise. A great way to increase the number of bids each service request receives, as well as the revenue as a final result.

Changelog Highlights

Here is a complete list of what we’ve done since the very beginning 🙂
If you have a feature request please be sure to let us know by clicking here.

v4.1.6 – Aug 22th, 2017

Improvements

  • Implemented additional email templates/notifications related to Account Segregation, and reorganized email and SMS settings with an emphasis on user-friendliness
  • Added hooks for withdrawals
  • Subscriptions accept direct payments with 2Checkout and Authorize.net

Bugfixes

  • Fixed PayPal pending order issues
  • Fixed subscription fees feature
  • Fixed submit review after error popup
  • Fixed several email templates
  • Fixed location radius search

v4.1.5 – Aug 1st, 2017

Bugfixes

  • Minor styling fix

v4.1.4 – Jul 22th, 2017

Improvements

  • Added instructions for 2Checkout payment gateway
  • Added payment collected log for custom extras
  • Included custom extras in pending incoming payments
  • Removed pending incoming payments when clearing is instant
  • Removed not delivered orders from pending incoming payments

Bugfixes

  • Fixed response HTTP status for Ebanx payment gateway
  • Fixed various payments log inconsistencies and currency bugs

v4.1.3 – Jul 13th, 2017

Features

  • WYSIWYG editor for job description
  • Automatically grab profile picture from the social login

Improvements

  • Added admin email about pending bank transfer payments
  • Added translations for the payment methods
  • Added the transaction ID on the payments page
  • Added wp settings week starting day option to calendars
  • Added separator option for CSV export
  • Added company name to the live search
  • Added hooks for custom payment buttons
  • Allow decimals for featured job price
  • Removed disabled emails from user email settings
  • Removed duplicated job approval email
  • Removed paused jobs from user profile

Bugfixes

  • Fixed disabled levels for subscription upgrade
  • Fixed private messages missing table issue
  • Fixed favorite jobs missing table issue
  • Fixed requests displaying the name instead of the username
  • Fixed post new request tooltips issues
  • Fixed google undefined JS error
  • Fixed RTL half star rating issue

v4.1.2 – Jul 5th, 2017

Features

  • Lifetime subscriptions

Improvements

  • Added active subscriptions list
  • Added counters for unapproved jobs and requests
  • Added delivery time range option
  • Added company field option
  • Added rejection reason for job attachments
  • Added custom offer reviews to the job page
  • Added configurable limits for extra fast and additional revision multiples
  • Added filter for job purchase gateways buttons
  • Added hooks for external SMS gateways
  • Added hooks for gateways custom messages
  • Added 0 delivery days in admin for instant jobs
  • Added let’s meet for requests
  • Improved the live search ux
  • Included fees and taxes on total spent
  • Prevented multiple clicks on mark as delivered
  • Prevented multiple clicks on feedback submit
  • Prevented users from selecting earlier request end date
  • Prevented users from using lower budget to range
  • Removed job quantity when no multiples
  • Removed processing fees when not applicable
  • Removed the payment type prefix from PayPal order details

Bugfixes

  • Fixed unclickable +/- for multiples
  • Fixed various PHP errors
  • Fixed subscription page links
  • Fixed search user page translations
  • Fixed social registration fields issues
  • Fixed job preview issues
  • Fixed long description display issues
  • Fixed inconsistency on request owner buttons
  • Fixed country flag for user search
  • Fixed search shortcode style for Safari
  • Fixed user reviews pagination in admin

v4.1.1 – May 24th, 2017

Features

  • Search for requests
  • New shortcode: [advanced-search]
  • Allow users to change their email address

Improvements

  • Removed a few plugins and included their functionality in the theme
  • Removed deprecated options
  • Removed the current job from other jobs by
  • Improved payment status update when returning from PayPal
  • Improved location search radius calculation
  • Improved IP location detection
  • Added per level enable/disable options for extra fast and additional revision
  • Added more labels for PayPal gateway settings
  • Added total spent on the shopping page
  • Added subcategories in alphabetical order
  • Added instructions for post new request page
  • Added the delivery time for each extra on job page
  • Added admin notification when a job or request was edited
  • Added request title generated from description if empty
  • Added more hooks through the theme

Bugfixes

  • Fixed Stripe duplicate payment when hitting the back button
  • Fixed user type field position for account segregation
  • Fixed expected delivery with extra fast
  • Fixed file uploader issues for profile image
  • Fixed default country flag issues
  • Fixed private messages special characters
  • Fixed report job title special characters
  • Fixed custom offer title in transactions
  • Fixed my ratings sender name
  • Fixed subscriptions transaction log issues
  • Fixed empty job preview container
  • Fixed javascript cache issues
  • Fixed timezone in admin settings
  • Fixed cover image style for blog and news
  • Fixed some number formatting issues
  • Fixed date format for sales report
  • Fixed sales report translations
  • Fixed small CSS and responsive issues
  • Fixed small RTL issues

v4.1.0 – Apr 25th, 2017

Features

  • Sales Reports for admin with CSV export
  • Extra fast delivery
  • Additional revisions
  • User portfolio
  • User page wysiwyg editor

Improvements

  • Live notifications performance improvements
  • Subscriptions accept direct paymetns with PayPal and Stripe
  • Stripe checkout multuple languages
  • Stripe save credit card info
  • Default user country for register
  • Default user timezone by country
  • Added custom offer input limits
  • Unique user phone numbers
  • Jobs need at least 3 ratings in order to display stars
  • Option to lock user to my account until email verified

Bugfixes

  • Fixed https font issues
  • Fixed https issues for thumbnails uploaded during http
  • Fixed profile picture ratio in some cases
  • Fixed emails for requests issues
  • Removed unused YouTube fields from admin
  • Fixed small translation issues
  • Fixed small CSS and RTL issues
  • Fixed country detection issues for some servers
  • Fixed break rows after 80 chars on emails
  • Fixed sort by rating
  • Fixed PayPal checkout text encoding

v4.0.5 – Mar 20th, 2017

Improvements

  • Order my account jobs by date instead of id

Bugfixes

  • Fixed PHP7 incompatibility
  • Fixed layout on transaction page when viewed by an admin

v4.0.4 – Mar 18th, 2017

Features

  • Invoices extension
  • Custom extras
  • Job preview (public downloads)
  • Dedicated post new request page

Improvements

  • Added the hooks to the transaction page for the invoices plugin
  • Added load more to new pages and improved it on the other pages
  • Subscription user type upgrade feature (works with account segregation)
  • Subscription levels can be disabled
  • Made order id obfuscator function pluggable
  • Merged level settings into user levels admin page
  • Made timezone select labels translatable
  • Added new error to prevent users from posting wrong youtube urls
  • Styled the social login buttons for all of the networks
  • Removed the 0 processing fee label if it is disabled

Bugfixes

  • Fixed random jobs displaying duplicated entries on load more
  • Fixed lock to my account until phone number verified
  • Fixed job name not updated when paying with Stripe
  • Fixed hash issues with 2Checkout
  • Fixed missing qTranslate language switchers
  • Fixed HTML encoding issues with AIO Support Center emails
  • Fixed the IP detection function
  • Fixed seveal PHP notices and warnings
  • Fixed a few translation issues
  • Fixed small CSS issues

v4.0.3 – Feb 20th, 2017

Features

  • Affiliate Extension
  • User email settings
  • Jobster menu to admin bar
  • Prefix selector for phone numbers

Improvements

  • Added necessary hooks for Jobster affiliate plugin
  • Phone number option for static register page
  • Centralized site fees options
  • Filter job and user profile descriptions by blacklisted words
  • Added tabs to my account page
  • Added option for automatically cancelling pending orders
  • Improved backend options
  • Order posted jobs by date

Bugfixes

  • Fixed duplicated posts when random is enabled
  • Fixed upload background button on user profile page
  • Fixed missing thumbnails on the search page
  • Fixed reviews not displaying sometimes
  • Payment gateway fixes
  • Responsive style fixes
  • Translations fixes
  • RTL style fixes

v4.0.2 – Feb 2nd, 2017

Features

  • Report job feature
  • Display job instant delivery files for admin

Improvements

  • Search users page initial query, load more, style, prioritize by sales
  • Added pagination to several jobster admin pages
  • Updated mark payment completed emails

Bugfixes

  • Fixed missing initial transaction message
  • Fixed submit feedback issues for non-latin languages
  • Fixed live tax and fees calculation for buy buttons and total
  • Fixed secure downloads for instant job
  • Fixed register redirection
  • Fixed Twilio SMS gateway errors
  • Fixed delete buttons from admin private messages
  • Fixed notifications page checkboxes style
  • Fixed instant delivery input style
  • Fixed revolution slider buttons style

v4.0.1 – Jan 25th, 2017

Features

  • Added live search suggestions, including user search
  • Added user editable timezones
  • Added file uploader option for requests
  • Added mark notifications as read
  • Added description on category pages

Improvements

  • Allow other file types on post/edit job pages
  • Added ‘wpjobster_run_on_transaction_page’ hook to transaction page
  • Added total on pay for featured page
  • Added option for need to have at least one posted job limit
  • Added options for displaying budget and max delivery days on requests
  • Moved options for requests on a different tab

Bugfixes

  • Fixed transaction page broken after seller’s feedback
  • Fixed translations for Online/Offline
  • Fixed active tab in admin transactions
  • Fixed receiver column for admin transaction messages
  • Fixed styling issues on thumbnails for long job titles
  • Fixed footer styling on tag page
  • Fixed an issue when max number of pictures option was empty
  • Fixed several PHP notices and warnings
  • Hidden buyer process button for bank transfer transactions

v4.0.0 – Jan 17th, 2017

Features

  • Gateways API v2
  • Any gateway now works with top-up and featured jobs
  • Allow line breaks on private messages and transaction messages
  • Allow admin to see any transaction page

Improvements

  • Added PayPal loader when redirected to the site
  • Added PayPal IPN log for debugging
  • Removed pending and failed orders from the active tab
  • Removed notifications for pending orders
  • Make it clear for seller that the buyer has chosen to pay cash on delivery
  • Improved admin orders table labels
  • Improved WP Better Emails compatibility
  • Limited recent bought to jobs
  • Updated empty email templates

Bugfixes

  • Fixed total price on transaction page for COD
  • Fixed reset password issues
  • Fixed long usernames, titles and categories
  • Fixed feedback message breaking after some special characters
  • Fixed duplicated emails about job purchases
  • Fixed displayed currency when clicking load more
  • Fixed small issues with vacation mode
  • Fixed admin quick edit job

v3.9.4 – Dec 29th, 2016

Features

  • Vacation mode

Improvements

  • Newlines on private messages and transaction messages
  • Included empty option to category select inputs
  • Allowed empty job price and consider it zero
  • Relabeled column headers in admin orders table
  • Changed the link for post new request on home logged-in
  • Phone number filter function can be redeclared in child theme
  • Prepared the theme for the upcoming “client invoices” plugin

Bugfixes

  • Fixed Stripe payments bug for admin account
  • Fixed Stripe failed payment redirect
  • Fixed sending emails and updating status when editing job with quick edit
  • Fixed price position when using dropdown values on post new job
  • Fixed headings for the transaction messages table in admin
  • Fixed category subcategory sequence on job page for RTL
  • Fixed job_name shortcode for SMS templates
  • Fixed characters counter initialization when loading the edit job page
  • Fixed email notification for new purchases when admin marks transaction as paid
  • Fixed wrong subcategories list displayed on edit job page
  • Fixed title tag repeated with Yoast SEO plugin
  • Fixed featured job label displayed twice on thumbnail

v3.9.3 – Dec 12th, 2016

Features

  • New shortcode displaying jobs from a certain category: [list_jobs]
    Improvements
  • Created post new request page and added it in the user menu
  • Removed empty thumbnails from my requests page
  • Disabled pending purchase emails by default

Bugfixes

  • Fixed PayPal pending order issues
  • Fixed expired license issues
  • Fixed requests shortcodes
  • Fixed PHP errors

v3.9.2 – Nov 28th, 2016

Bugfixes

  • Fixed compatibility issues with PHP older than 5.5
  • Fixed custom offers purchase links
  • Fixed translations for free jobs

v3.9.1 – Nov 24th, 2016

Improvements

  • Improved the multiple checkbox style
  • Improved the post/edit job pages for easier customization through child themes
  • Added default text for post/edit job pages tooltips
  • Removed deprecated code and fixed some HTML errors
  • Added unique IDs on the gateway links for easier targeting through CSS
  • Included default translations: ar, da, de, es, fr, pt, pt_BR, sk

Bugfixes

  • Fixed custom offers purchase links
  • Fixed confirm password bug on Safari
  • Fixed logo position for the login/register pages

v3.9.0 – Nov 9th, 2016

Features

  • Job multiples (or quantities)
  • Live notifications (without page refresh) for messages and orders
  • Budget and expected delivery fields for the requests

Improvements

  • Reorganized user dropdown menu
  • Replaced the old dynamic thumbnail function with a new, performance oriented one
  • Improved Stripe checkout page on mobile devices
  • Improved Dropzone image uploader style
  • Added lazy loading to the job page slider for better performance
  • Added support for buyer/seller account segregation through an external plugin (only 1st part of the functionality completed)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed login required bug on category and some other pages
  • Fixed user profile page meta data for social sharing with image
  • Fixed user avatar and several other image uploads when Amazon S3 offload is active
  • Fixed the issues with Emoji characters on regular UTF8 tables

v3.8.2 – Oct 14th, 2016

Features

  • Integrated support for storing files and media on Amazon S3
  • Secure download links for private files shared on transactions or messages
  • Option to redirect to a custom page after registration

Improvements

  • Better qTranslate-X compatibility
  • Responsive improvements

Bugfixes

  • Fix the license activation on multisite networks
  • Fix the issue when you had to click activate license twice
  • Hidden the import demo content notice for old installations and made it dismissible

v3.8.1 – Oct 6th, 2016

Features

  • Automatic setup/installation package
  • Demo content importer for new installations

Improvements

  • Updated the default option for min price with 0 instead of empty
  • Display user phone number in wp-admin users
  • RTL for the user stats charts
  • Rewrote the code behind the shortcodes for better Visual Composer compatibility
  • Changed labels for default gateway success/failure pages to avoid confusion
  • Responsive fixes
  • Proper enqueue of the base font for better performance

Bugfixes

  • Fix Free label visual bug for prices over 1k with thousands separators
  • Fix tooltip for dropdown price on the post new job page
  • Fix HTML emails if beter emails plugin not enabled
  • Fix tax/fees issues with pending orders
  • Fix search button style on iPad
  • Fix login/register text overflow when social login is not enabled
  • Fix category dropdowns and extras issues on some installations
  • Fix levels page content not displaying bug
  • Fix display of large category names on job & search pages
  • Fix WP & PHP Notices regarding deprecated functions

v3.8.0 – Sep 19th, 2016

Features:

  • Automatic theme updates – you’ve asked for it, and we’ve delivered. From this point on you will be able to update theme files automatically from within the admin section… woohoo 🙂
  • Free jobs – allow sellers to publish free services

Improvements:

  • Submit buttons style in Jobster settings

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed feedback response from seller
  • Fixed custom offers not being stored

v3.7.2 – Sep 8th, 2016

Bugfixes:

  • DropzoneJS Cover issues

Improvements:

  • Updated .pot file for translations


v3.7.1 – Sep 2nd, 2016

Features:

  • Bank Transfer payment gateway
  • Admin can mark the payment status as completed (usefull in situations when buyer is paying via bank wire as admin needs to manually confirm that the payment has been received)

Improvements:

  • Display payment gateway on the admin orders table

Bugfixes:

  • Fix refunds after cancellation
  • Fix notifications read mark

v3.7.0 – Aug 28th, 2016

Features:

  • Global translations folder compatibility. No longer do translation files need to be copied over after theme update.
  • New and improved default file uploader for job images: DropzoneJS
  • Expanded Requests functionality:  requests can now be managed by users on ‘my-requests’ page. Users are also able to review all of the offers received on a separate page.
  • Implemented Email notifications for requests
  • User profile pictures are now being displayed in admin side

Improvements:

  • Requests now have a single page displaying the offers
  • Old /request page can now be created using shortcodes
  • Pending orders can now be processed or cancelled
  • Display payment status on the admin orders table
  • Cover image can now be managed by admin
  • Improved static Login & Register pages (wp-login.php)
  • Job page and user profile page social sharing snippet with correct thumbnail
  • Removed depreciated theme options

Bugfixes:

  • Captcha by BestWebSoft v4.2.4 compatibility fix
  • Several PHP notices and warnings fixed
  • Messages page compatibility with PHP7
  • Braintree small issues fixed
  • COD payment gateway flow fixed
  • Fix fatal error on theme activation or db update for some servers
  • RTL style fixes
  • Fix custom color for slider register button
  • Strings


v3.6.2 – July 27th, 2016

  • Format Numbers for Tax & Fees
  • Transaction Status Label
  • PayPal Gateway response
  • Stripe Gateway response
  • Advanced Search Shortcode Responsive
  • Code cleanup

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed Tax & Fees for the new gateways methods
  • Fixed credits payment status and flow
  • Fixed redirect to transaction page after payment
  • Pending status when saving as draft from admin
  • Processing Fees < 1 not appearing on dropdown
  • Extras on the transaction page


v3.6.1 – July 20th, 2016

Bugfixes:

  • JS not working on some mobile devices


v3.6.0 – July 19th, 2016

  • Payment Gateway Plugin API is finally ready 🙂 We have restructured the complete code related to payment and order processing flow, which has tremendously simplified new/custom payment gateway integrations. For those who want to do their own integrations, sample plugin along with detailed instructions will be provided on request.
  • Migration from ACF4 to ACF5
  • Shortcode for Search bar on the slider [advanced-search-slider]
  • Debug mode: define(‘WP_JOBSTER_DEBUG’, true); (NOT recommended in production!)
  • Added pagination to the admin transactions page

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed PHP and WP deprecated functions
  • Improved compatibility with PHP7
  • Fixed some SQL errors
  • Removed old Jobster deprecated functions
  • RTL style fixes
  • Fixed minor inconsistencies in the admin settings
  • Fixed minor inconsistencies in the default email templates text
  • Braintree gateway fixes and default table creation
  • PerfectMoney gateway currency issues fix
  • Theme main color works now on checkboxes, select iputs and several other elements
  • Replaced theme color with green for success messages
  • Remove select placeholders from options list
  • User profile page works now for usernames with spaces
  • Fixed the scroll jump when the header gets sticky on top
  • Fixed missing job information on the transactions admin menu


v3.5.0 – May 18th, 2016

  • Visual Composer is now integrated and with it ability to design and customize all of the front-end pages without the need for CSS/PHP knowledge (drag and drop experience)
  • Charts for advanced user stats
  • Braintree Gateway
  • Cash on delivery payment option
  • Users can now Login with the email address
  • Added SMS notifications default english templates

Bugfixes:

  • Feedback response notification fix
  • Countries and languages from edit account page translatable
  • Fix blank logout page caused by latest WP update


v3.2.0 – April 28th, 2016

  • Created ‘all notifications’ page which now displays all of the user notifications
  • Improved notifications system
  • Implemented user online/offline status option
  • Added percentage option for processing fees
  • The request input is refilled automatically after login
  • Improved payment gateway functions
  • INIPay Gateway – BETA
  • Blockchain Gateway
  • PerfectMoney Gateway
  • Webpay Gateway

Bugfixes:

  • HTTPS for YouTube thumbnails
  • Category search filter bug
  • Character limits are working now with 0
  • Featured job dates bugs
  • Processing fee and tax included in total in shopping/sales pages
  • PHP Warnings/Notices fixes
  • Translation fixes
  • RTL styling fixes


v3.1.6 – March 28th, 2016

  • Tax % can now be defined based on the country of the buyer
  • Responsive menu works now with CSS3 transitions for improved performance

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed the price position on the thumbnails
  • Fixed the bug where orders couldn’t be inserted on databases with custom prefixes
  • Fixed side menu functionality and style for mobile devices
  • Fixed checkboxes display on mobile devices
  • Fixed job images display on mobile devices
  • Fixed feedback response input not displaying on the transaction page
  • Fixed the bug where admin couldn’t delete job images
  • Recently viewed jobs are now per user
  • Fixed some issues in Firefox related to long titles and descriptions
  • Fixed job thumbnails size on mobile devices
  • Fixed input focus styles and custom colors


v3.1.5 – March 18th, 2016

  • Updated the blog archive style and implemented a load more button
  • Updated default page template and added a new widget
  • Updated the colour of the links on the payments page, because clients reported they were not obvious enough
  • Updated the job page to display “instant” instead of “1 day” for instant jobs
  • Added a new icon to the instant jobs thumbnail
  • Updated all the numeric inputs in order to accept only numbers
  • Updated the youtube video in order to not show any related videos, annotations or info
  • Implemented Lazy load thumbnails option
  • Updated login/register plugin in order to autofocus the first input when popping up

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed the bug where the news archive was not working
  • Fixed the bug regarding the user level badge on the user profile page
  • Fixed the bug where the user profile picture was wrong on the job feedback section
  • Updated the style for the subscription icons
  • Fixed the bug on the advanced search, where delivery was set by default to 0 instead of 30
  • Updated the url encoding for the links sent in the emails, to prevent long ugly links for non-standard charsets
  • Fixed translation for the “Let’s Meet” label on the job thumbnails
  • Changed shipping price string from uppercase to regular caps
  • Updated the styling of the checkboxes and prices on the extra services lists
  • Fixed the bug where you could save a shipping price containing strings other than numbers only
  • Fixed the bug where you couldn’t save tax with value “0”, even if it was disabled
  • Fixed the bug where the YouTube video was not displaying when there was no image uploaded for the job
  • Fixed the bug where the YouTube video was not in center of it’s container on the responsive version of the site
  • Other RTL and general style fixes


v3.1 – March 4th, 2016

  • Implemented ability to define Sales Tax percentage (%) which will be charged to buyers on each transaction
  • Extended “Request Service” function with date, location and Google maps (Let’s meet)
  • Implemented Google Maps for Jobs with specified locations
  • Added the News post type in functions, disabled GD Post Types
  • Rearranged options in General Settings
  • Terms of Service can now be displayed in a separate box (container which can be scrolled) within a page

Bugfixes:

  • CSS Fixes
  • 404 Page responsive
  • Private Message not lost anymore if there is any error
  • Phone verification errors
  • Subscription Icon URL fixed
  • Transaction logs currency and translation fixes
  • Fixed several issues on the image uploader


v3.0 – February 1st, 2016

  • Implemented “Subscriptions” functionality which enables sellers to subscribe to a monthly payment which unlocks additional account benefits (lower commission fees, higher per transaction amount, additional extras, etc.).
  • Introduced ability to Top Up account balance. It enables users to purchase credits (increase account balance) without having to purchase a specific job, with admin set packages and lower commission.
  • Implemented ability for admins to set “Transaction processing fee” which is charged to buyers (i.e. buyers are charged $0.50 on each transaction)
  • Load More button for News page
  • Ability to Enable/Disable News Box on each page

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed the problem where certain transactions were not reflected in the Statistics Bar
  • Function which calculates dates for featured jobs made compatible with non-English websites/characters
  • Payment Gateways problem which was preventing live mode in certain cases
  • File Uploader for Private Messages lacking support of mp3/mp4 files
  • Several CSS Fixes
  • Several RTL Fixes


v2.8.0 – December 22nd, 2015

  • Implemented Statistics Bar for the Sellers (total money ‘Earned’, ‘Withdrawn’, ‘Used to Order Services’, ‘Pending Clearance’ and ‘Available Balance’), as well as for the Buyers ( total ‘Deposits & Revenues’, ‘Active Orders’, ‘Completed’, and ‘Current Balance’).
  • Redesigned Home Page for logged in users, and implement ‘Recently Viewed Jobs’ and ‘Recently Purchased Jobs’ in order to make the page more interactive and stimulate users to make additional purchases.
  • Redesigned the Job Display Grid to offer more intuitive and user friendly interface, as well as to be able to provide more exposure and promotion for ‘Top Rated Sellers” and ‘Featured’ jobs (offered as an Admin option in order to not interfere with the users who would like to keep the old Grid look).
  • Implemented Admin option to change main theme color as well as the secondary theme color. Make your marketplace unique 🙂 More design customization options to come in the future updates.

Bugfixes:

  • Payza Live bugix (Live payments were not working because the sandbox IPN handler was always used)
  • Fixed File Uploader Conflict with other plugins (Variables were declared before the wp-load.php inclusion so there were cases when some plugins were overwriting them)
  • Fixed instances where user avatars were not being displayed on feedback sections.
  • Search Radius fixed (query for radius, not just coordinates)
  • Changes done to show language and currency dropdown for mobile
  • Fixed situation where deleting one of the categories used for featured categories on the home page was breaking the homepage.


v2.7.0 – November 12th, 2015

  • Database Update function in Admin section
  • Increased number of extras to 10 with options to set maximum extras for each user level
  • All the feedback boxes are now using AJAX to load more feedback entries
  • Sellers can respond/reply to the Buyer’s feedback
  • Feedback box displayed on the User Profile page
  • Improved style of the User Profile page
  • Introduced Admin option for character limits of the textareas throughout the site
  • Improvements for the instant delivery file functionality
  • Allow decimals in job prices and extras
  • Option for thumbnails with video icon
  • Option for the Audio file size
  • Option to display requests on the homepage
  • Button to pay with the account balance instead of automatically charge
  • Exclude post types which should not be translated

Bugfixes:

  • Payza bug fix for when the buyer is closing the payment window before being redirected to the site
  • Updated Stripe gateway for zero-decimal currencies
  • Fixed a bug caused by Yoast SEO which prevented displaying error messages
  • Messages not sent fix when multiple pages were open
  • Admin menu save not redirecting to correct tab
  • Blurry thumbnails on the file uploader
  • Delete the temporary files after complete uploading
  • Thumbnail image size increased in order to display better on mobile devices
  • Register button not working when the social login buttons were not displayed


v2.7.1 – November 11th, 2015

  • PayPal semi-automatic withdrawal improvements
  • RTL Fixes and better CSS organization
  • CSS Fixes for Easy Social Share v3


v2.6.2 – October 9th, 2015

  • Added loading image to register button when registration is in process. Also disabled the Register button when process is going on.


v2.6.1 – October 2nd, 2015

  • Ability to force users to accept Terms & Conditions (checkbox) before posting a new service/job
  • Requests are now being displayed based on the category they were submitted to
  • Uploader Style Changes & Bugfixes


v2.6.1 – October 1st, 2015

  • Implemented new file uploader which can handle multiple images
  • Ability for the users to upload Job cover photo
  • Option to lock users on ‘my account’ page until phone number is verified
  • Revolution Slider overlay and buttons fix
  • Characters counter fix for newlines
  • Wrap edit job page in a function for use in childthemes
  • Include ACF in theme files
  • Location radius – users can filter jobs within xx amount of miles/kilometers from their location
  • Gateways security & bug fixes


v2.5.8 – September 23rd, 2015

  • Fixed textdomain translation issue
  • Delivery Time bugfix related to Instant Delivery function


v2.5.7 – September 22nd, 2015

  • Minor bugfixes on the ‘post new job’ page
  • Instant delivery feature implemented


v2.5.6 – September 12th, 2015

  • ALT Tags on stars images
  • Fixed bug when counting non-standard characters


v2.5.4 – September 5th, 2015

  • Audio Files Support implemented – users can now upload audio files on the job/service pages
  • Implemented ability to enable/define Tags for each job
  • Your users can now send out physical products as well as charge for shipping.


v2.5.2 – July 30th, 2015

  • SMS Number Confirmation – ability to enable mobile number verification during registration process – based on the Twilio SMS Gateway
  • PayPal semi-automatic withdrawal – select and process all of the withdrawal requests at once
  • Auto-scroll (auto-load) feature for pages that display job/service listings.


v2.5.0 – July 19th, 2015

  • SMS Notifications – enable SMS notifications for all of your users. There will be no more missed offer requests, private messages, job deliveries, etc.  Based on the Twilio SMS Gateway
  • Implemented clearing period (starts from the moment transaction is marked as completed) before the funds become available for withdrawal – Security feature to protect marketplace owners from chargebacks.
  • Several Bugfixes (CSS, RTL, Translations)


v2.4.8 – June 29th, 2015

  • Jobs Order on Homepage: Ascending, Descending, Random
  • Several PHP Bugfixes
  • Plugin compatibility updates
  • Ability to translate email notifications to be sent to users in the appropriate language.


v2.4.4 – June 2nd, 2015

  • Support all currencies from OpenExchangeRates
  • Email confirmation – each new users is prompted to confirm their email address. Once the email address is confirmed it is displayed on their profile “email confirmed” along with the icon.
  • IP geo-location to display content to users in the appropriate language.


v2.4.3 – May 15th, 2015

  • Instant job clear when clearing period set to “0”
  • UI improvements and bugfixes
  • Date internationalization through the theme – you can now select to display the date based on your geographic location and/or target market
  • Ability to leave comments to sellers when approving jobs as to reasons why the service has been denied. Especially useful when you would like to provide pointers to quality sellers.


v2.4.1 – May 4th, 2015

  • Featured Jobs – implemented ability for users to pay for a featured spot on the home/category/subcategory pages. Ability to set the price and time interval from the admin section
  • Responsive functionality added
  • Implemented several new Payment Gateways
  • Implemented filter for email addresses and URL’s in the messaging system as well as the transaction pages. Text for the warning message can be defined in the admin section. Additionally, you can create your own custom trigger words along with the warning messages.