How to add Comments in Job Listings

In order to add comments within your job listing pages, you will need to carry out the following:

1. Add the code below within the functions.php file of the child theme:

// Add comment support to the job listing post type - you'll need to enable the comments for old listings manually
add_filter( 'register_post_type_job_listing', 'register_post_type_job_listing_enable_comments' );

function register_post_type_job_listing_enable_comments( $post_type ) {
	$post_type['supports'][] = 'comments';
	return $post_type;

// Make comments open by default for new job listings
add_filter( 'submit_job_form_save_job_data', 'custom_submit_job_form_save_job_data' );

function custom_submit_job_form_save_job_data( $job_data ) {
	$job_data['comment_status'] = 'open';
	return $job_data;

2. Navigate to your theme files under the Jobify>single-job_listing.php file and add the code below just after the content() function:

<?php comments_template(); ?>

Also ensure that you copy this file to the child theme under the same directory path.

3. Navigate to the Settings>Discussion section within your WordPress dashboard and allow commenting

4. For old job listings, you will need to also enable the comments support within the individual listings.

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