How Indeed and SimplyHired Can Add Data to Your JobRoller Site and Money to Your Wallet

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Raise your hand if you like making money! Let’s see…1, 2, 3, 20, everyone? Hey, in the back – you don’t have your hand raised. This Tutorial Tuesday we’re going to look at job feeds and how you can make some income using them with JobRoller.

Indeed and Simply Hired Data Feeds for JobRoller

Indeed and Simply Hired are two, very well-known employment sites. They aggregate job listing data from thousands of sites from around the world. What you might not know is that all of this data is available to you. Even better, Indeed and Simply Hired will pay you to publish their job listings on your site.

Indeed tutorialBoth companies offer pay-per-click networking programs that provide job data to post on your site. When a site visitor clicks on a job listing to visit the Indeed or Simply Hired site, you get paid. It’s as simple as that.

So how do you get access to this data? First, you need two things: an account with Indeed or SimplyHired and one of our job feed plugins.

The AppThemes Indeed plugin is included with every copy of JobRoller. You do not need to install anything but you will need to do a few things to get the data into your site. AppThemes JobRoller developer, Bruno, has created a step-by-step tutorial on how to get Indeed data feeding to your JobRoller site.

Simply Hired
Simply Hired tutorialOur Simply Hired plugin is not included with JobRoller but is a separate plugin available for purchase on the AppThemes website. To find out how to use the plugin, read Bruno’s tutorial on setting up Simply Hired for JobRoller.

Think about it. In less than a day, you can have a content-rich job board with thousands of job listings. In fact, we have many customers with sites that have nothing but jobs from these data feeds. So check out the tutorials and get started today.

How to Create a Page Template and Assign It to a Category

Click to read tutorialWordPress is very flexible and can cater to almost every need. Sometimes it’s just a matter of knowing how to get the most out of it. AppThemes lead developer Tyler has a nice tip that will help you add some variety to your site.

With category specific templates, you can create unique page layouts for a category. This is helpful for sites with very different categories. Cars and restaurants, theaters and junkyards might all be on the same site but need different page layouts. Tyler shows us how to create category specific page templates to make this happen.

Another Useful WordPress Category Tip

Click to read tutorialDid you know that there is a description field for WordPress categories and tags? Well there is and it can be used to add content to the top of category and tags pages. But the description field is limited. There are no WYSIWYG buttons to add links or bold or anything else.

Well, you can change that. Dave shows us how to allow HTML to WordPress category and taxonomy descriptions. Embed media like YouTube videos and Flickr slideshows. Add text links, images, formatted text or whatever your heart desires.

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 Comments (2)

  • Claude GĂ©linas

    Is there any way to get a longer description for the jobs than the standard one-liner? I understand the goal is ship the job seekers to either Indeed or SimplyHired but still, I’d like to have a little more “value”, on my end.

    Thanks for your help and insight regarding this matter!

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    • sebet

      Aside from the job title, both API’s allow returning a snippet of the job description, although most of the time these snippets are ‘cut off’ from the middle or the description or are very little descriptive. Our feeds only return the job title because neither API allows control over the descriptions size or the exact content to display.

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