Job Board Plugins for WordPress: 9 of the Best in 2024

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Rebecca Riserbato
Rebecca Riserbato

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Are you looking to post a job or allow other companies to post jobs on your WordPress website? We have good news: Adding and customizing a job board is simple with a job board plugin for WordPress.

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Adding a job board to your WordPress website can help you attract candidates, get more traffic on your site, and even generate additional revenue (if you charge companies to post positions on your board).

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Today, we’ll look at some of your best plugin options — you’ll find video demos, screenshots, and learn about my personal opinion as someone who has been on both sides of the job board (an applicant and a hiring manager).


What are WordPress job board plugins?

A WordPress job board plugin is an easy way for you to add job listings on your website. You can add jobs to your company, but you can also let other companies list jobs on your job board for a fee. These tools are helpful for advertising vacant positions on your own site, instead of relying on external platforms.

1. JobSearch WP Job Board WordPress Plugin

Best for: Offering multiple application methods

JobSearch WP Job Board WordPress Plugin is a premium job listing WordPress plugin. It has a wide range of features that set it apart from other job board plugins, including application deadlines, application tracking, job alerts, and job suggestions.

WordPress job board plugin, JobSearch WP, example of a live site

One of its most unique features is that it allows candidates to not only submit applications on the front end of the site. The plugin also allows candidates to apply with Facebook or LinkedIn. This allows you to find candidates through more channels.

I went through and did a demo so you can see exactly what it looks like both from your website (as an applicant looking for a job), and then the backend for you as the employer. In the video below, you’ll start by seeing what the job board will look like on your site (0:00 - 0:29). Then, we’ll dive into the backend and see what it looks like for an employer (0:30 - 2:37). You’ll see how to post a job, review applicants, email applicants, and more.

What do I think? This is a great job board plugin for WordPress. I like how it’s simple, easy to navigate, and intuitive. It also has great features, like adding other team members so your hiring team can log in and view candidates' profiles and resumes.

2. WPJobBoard

Best for: Customization

WPJobBoard is another premium job listing WordPress plugin. It comes packed with features that enable you to easily create, manage, and display job listings, resumes, forms, and more.

live demo of wordpress job board plugin, WPJobBoard, using dedicated job board theme

What really sets WPJobBoard apart is its customization options. With this plugin, you can customize templates for email notifications, job application forms, and even the plugin’s functionality. You can also completely customize the look and feel of your job board thanks to the plugin’s PHP Templating Engine.

In this demo video, you’ll watch a demo of what this job board plugin for WordPress looks like on the front end and the back end. We’ll start by looking at the front end (0:00 - 0:37). Then, we’ll do a live demo through the back end (0:39 - 2:31).

What do I think? WPJobBoard is a good option if you want to view the plugin from the backend of your site. You can view resumes, email candidates, and more. For myself, I like JobSearch WP more because the backend is easier to navigate and more intuitive. I feel like I have access to all the features, while I might have to search more on WP JobBoard.

3. WP Job Manager

Best for: Providing filterable job listings and alerts

WP Job Manager is a WordPress job board plugin by Automattic, the company that founded WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, and more. This plugin offers a free and premium version that allows employers to add, manage, categorize, and preview job listings and job seekers to apply directly on the front end of the site or via email.

WordPress job board plugin, WP Job Manager live demo

One of WP Job Manager’s biggest advantages is that searchable and filterable job listings can be added via shortcodes. This search and filter form is Ajax-powered, so users can filter jobs by category, job type, keywords, or location and see results instantly. Users can also subscribe to an RSS feed and get alerted when new jobs match their search criteria.

Here’s a walkthrough of how to add a job board to your WordPress website using WP Job Manager by Highrise Digital:

What do I think? This is an excellent option if you want to provide a filterable job board. In the video above, you’ll find a walkthrough of how to add this job board to your WordPress site. I like the ability to add categories so you can organize jobs by department or company (if you allow other companies to post on your site).

4. WP Job Openings

Best for: Adding a career page to your website

WP Job Openings is a freemium WordPress job posting plugin. It offers flexible filter options, two layouts for displaying job positions, and lots of hooks for developers to customize the look and feel of your job board.

WordPress job board plugin WP Job Openings demo

While some plugins can be used to create a job board that advertises open positions at external companies, WP Job Openings is best for creating and adding a career page for your company. It automatically formats applications so they’re easy to read, and you can preview PDF versions of resumes and CVs without having to download each one individually.

However, it does list all applications in one tab, which can be difficult if you’re publishing jobs from multiple companies.

In this demo video, you’ll see a demo from the plugin itself. It shows you how to post a job and goes over some of the best features.

What do I think? WP Job Openings is a great plugin if you want to post jobs on your Careers page (only for your company). This might be my favorite job board as a hiring manager because the UI to view applicants is detailed, and you can view notes (from multiple users!), the activity log, and email the applicant directly from one page.

5. Simple Job Board

Best for: Multilingual sites

Simple Job Board is a free, lightweight plugin that makes it easy to add a job board to your WordPress website. With this plugin, you can add multiple job listings and display them on any page using a shortcode. You can add multiple job features and customized application forms to every job listing. You can also add notes to an application directly from your dashboard. Available in 14 languages, Simple Job Board is ideal if you’re running a multilingual site.

WordPress job board plugin WP Simple Job Board demo

What do I think? I don’t mind this plugin, especially if you have a multilingual site. However, if you don’t, and that feature isn’t necessary, then I’d use one of the other plugins on this list. The company that created this plugin has an outdated site, and even the demo links aren’t accessible anymore because the site is “unsafe.” From the screenshots I was able to view, it looks like a standard plugin on the backend, with no obvious standout features.

6. JobBoardWP

Best for: Membership sites

JobBoardWP is another free and easy-to-use plugin for adding a job board to your WordPress site.

WordPress job board plugin JobBoardWP demo

What makes JobBoardWP different from the other plugins on this list is that it can be used as an extension for the Ultimate Member plugin. That means you can easily add a job board to your membership site so members can display posted jobs on their profiles and activity feeds, message users who submitted jobs, and be alerted when their job has been approved or expired.

What do I think? I like JobBoardWP for membership sites, but if you don’t need that feature, I’d use one of the other plugins on this list. It has a good UI, but the plugin doesn’t offer a demo or video feature, which I think is important for deciding which job board you’d like to use.

7. Job Board Manager

Best for: Email notifications

Job Board Manager is a free job listing WordPress plugin. You can list jobs, submission forms, and an account dashboard anywhere on your site via shortcodes. Job posters can view applications, provide a star rating, and send an email to applicants directly from the dashboard as well.

WordPress job board plugin Job Board Manager demo

One of the best features of Job Board Manager is that it comes with 11 pre-made email notification templates. Each action — like submitting a job or resume — has a different notification email. You can also add custom email notification templates using filter hooks.

In my demo video, I’ll take you through a demo of what this plugin looks like from the front end. We start by looking through jobs, and then I’ll show you the upper navigation. You can allow others to post jobs on your site by adding a submission.

What do I think? My favorite feature of this plugin is the resume archive. You can keep applications from previous jobs and sort through those resumes if you have a job that might fit the applicant better. I’m not a big fan of the UI, though, and would use another plugin on this list first.

8. WP Job Portal

Best for: Resume Parsing

WP Job Portal is a freemium job board plugin for WordPress. It’s designed to make it easier and faster for job seekers to discover the most compatible jobs for them and for employers to find the best candidates.

WordPress job board plugin WP Job Portal demo

One of its best premium features is resume parsing. Using a simple auto-fill choice, job posters can filter results by application title, nationality, category, and more to narrow down candidates in no time. Job seekers can similarly filter job postings by classification, location, compensation range, and more.

What do I think? WP Job Portal gets the job done and has excellent resume parsing features. As with the last few on this list, I wouldn’t use this one unless I needed that feature. It just doesn’t come with as many features as the first four plugins on this list.

Check out this demo video to see the plugin in action.

9. Recruitly Addons

Best for: Elementor websites

Recruitly Addons is a job listing addon for the Elementor page builder. It enables site owners to create and publish job posts on their WordPress website using eight widgets: job lists, jobs search panel, popular jobs, popular criteria, featured jobs, favorite jobs, compare jobs, and applied jobs.

This allows applicants to easily search, evaluate, and mark the jobs they’ve applied to. I explore those widgets in this demo video.

WordPress job board plugin Recruitly Addons backend screenshot

What do I think? Recruitly Addons is a great job board plugin if you have an Elementor website. I was only able to demo what it looks like on the applicant’s side, but it has nice features, like the ability to compare jobs and add jobs to your favorites list.

Finding the Right WordPress Job Posting Plugin

A WordPress job posting plugin can help you quickly and easily advertise open positions at your company or other companies. This is a great way to attract visitors to your WordPress website, expand your pool of candidates, and potentially earn some additional income. Any of the plugins above can help you create a job board and begin reaping the benefits.

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