JobRelay Connector plugin settings

To get JobRelay working on your site, you will need the JobRelay connector plugin which is provided as a download in your purchase confirmation email.

This should be added to your WordPress site by navigating to the Plugins area in the WordPress admin, clicking Add New and then Upload Plugin.

Choose the ZIP file you have downloaded from the link in the email and then upload this. When WordPress has finished extracting the uploading the plugin, click the Activate button.

Plugin settings

The get the plugin setup and working, ready to accept job data from JobRelay, you must configure the plugin settings.

The plugin settings can be found in the main WordPress settings admin area by choosing Settings > JobRelay Settings, from the left menu in the WordPress admin.

Settings for the WP Job Manager plugin

If your site is running the WP Job Manager plugin, use the following settings.

License Key

Your license key is needed to authenticate your site with the JobRelay service. It adds your website to your JobRelay account to allow you to post jobs to it.

You can obtain your license key by following the instructions here.

Job post type name

This is the name of the post type used by the WP Job Manager plugin for storing jobs in. You should enter:

job_listing

Job reference meta key

This is the name of the meta key in the WordPress database used to store the jobs reference. The job reference is important as it is required when updating or delete a job from the job posting and distribution service.

You should enter:

_job_reference

Meta mappings

The meta mappings field are where we tell WordPress what to do with the meta data that comes through when a job is sent. We are instructing WordPress where to save each piece of data.

Each mapping comes in a key – value pair. The key is the WordPress meta key you want to save the data against and the value is the name of the data is the sent data from JobRelay.

For the WP Job Manager plugin, use the following meta mappings.

{
	"_job_reference":"job_reference",
	"_application":"application_email",
	"_company_name":"company_name",
	"_company_website":"company_website",
	"_company_tagline":"company_tagline",
	"_company_twitter":"company_twitter",
	"_company_video":"company_video",
	"_featured":"featured",
	"_job_expires":"expiry_date",
	"_company_logo":"company_logo",
	"_job_location":"job_location",
	"_job_salary":"salary"
}

Taxonomy mappings

These are similar to the meta mapping except it is dealing with the data we want to store as taxonomy terms in WordPress rather than meta data.

Again, each mapping comes in a key – value pair. The key is the name of the taxonomy we want to save the data against in WordPress and the value is the name of the element in the sent data.

For the WP Job Manager plugin, use the following taxonomy mappings.

{
	"job_listing_type":"job_type",
	"job_listing_category":"job_industry"
}