Managing the “Add a Listing” Page

The Add a List­ing page is used by your vis­i­tors for front end list­ings sub­mis­sion. As an Admin­is­tra­tor, you can Add Jobs via Admin by fol­low­ing this tuto­r­i­al.

After you’ve fol­lowed the Installing the Theme guide, at Step 2 you were advised to auto­mat­i­cal­ly cre­ate an  Add a List­ing page. This is just a reg­u­lar page with a sim­ple short­code that ren­ders the list­ings:


This short­code out­puts the fron­tend sub­mit job form. You can read more about the job sub­mis­sion form here.

Editing Listing Submission Fields

You can edit the list­ing fields man­u­al­ly by tack­ling the PHP code or you can use a 3rd par­ty plu­g­in.

There are three main ways to cus­tomize the fields in WP Job Man­ag­er:

  1. For sim­ple text changes, using a local­iza­tion file or a plu­g­in such as the Say What Plu­g­in. See Trans­lat­ing WP Job Man­ag­er for more infor­ma­tion.
  2. Use a 3rd par­ty plu­g­in such as WP Job Man­ag­er Field Edi­tor which has an UI for field edit­ing.
  3. Use the Word­Press hooks (fil­ters) which are explained here. *Note that a sim­i­lar func­tion is already applied on theme folder/inc/extras.php using custom_submit_job_form_fields() func­tion. Here you can find out how to change oth­er details like fields place­hold­ers or descrip­tions tooltips.

Above is an excerpt from the WP Job Man­ag­er — Edit­ing Job Sub­mis­sion Fields offi­cial doc­u­men­ta­tion arti­cle.

Fur­ther Read­ings:


This article applies to Listable, as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on May 31, 2017

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