Setting up Contact Form 7 Plugin with Jobify Theme for Job Applications

Contact Form 7 is a popular WordPress plugin that allows you to create and manage contact forms on your website. By integrating Contact Form 7 alongside the Contact Listing plugin with the Jobify theme, you can easily set up a job application form for users to submit their applications. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of installing, configuring, and using the Contact Form 7 plugin with the Jobify theme.

Step 1: Install and Activate the Contact Form 7 Plugin and the Contact Listing for WP Job Manager

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Navigate to “Plugins” and click on “Add New.”
  3. In the search bar, type “Contact Form 7.”
  4. Locate the Contact Form 7 plugin and click on “Install Now.”
  5. After the installation, click on “Activate” to activate the plugin.

As for the contact listing plugin

  1. Head over to the Astoundify addon page and go to the contact listing page
  2. Download the free plugin
  3. Navigate to “Plugins” and click on “Add New.”
  4. On the top bar, select “Upload Plugin”
  5. Select the Contact listing plugin you downloaded and click on “Install Now.”
  6. After the installation, click on “Activate” to activate the plugin.

Step 2: Create a Job Application Form

  1. In your WordPress admin panel, go to “Contact” and click on “Add New.”
  2. Give your form a name, such as “Job Application Form.”
  3. Edit the default form template provided by Contact Form 7 to match your job application requirements.
    • Add fields like “Name,” “Email,” “Phone Number,” “Cover Letter,” “Resume/CV,” etc.
    • Customize field labels, placeholders, and validation as needed.
    • Use the available form tags to generate appropriate form fields, such as [text your-name] for the name field.
  4. Configure additional form settings, including email notifications, success messages, and redirection after form submission.
  5. Save the form by clicking on the “Save” button.

Step 3: Configure Email Notifications

  1. In the Contact Form 7 editor, go to the “Mail” tab.
  2. Customize the email settings according to your requirements.
    • Enter the recipient’s email address in the “To” field.
    • Set the subject and message body for the email.
    • Utilize form tags to dynamically include user-submitted data in the email.
  3. Save the changes by clicking on the “Save” button.

Step 4: Integrate the Job Application Form with Jobify Theme

  1. Head to the Jobify theme settings by navigating to “Job Listings Panel” > “Settings.”
  2. Click on the “Job Listings” tab.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and locate the option for “Contact a Job Form.”
  4. From the dropdown menu, select the form you created using the Contact Form 7 plugin, such as “Job Application Form.”
  5. Save the changes to apply the form integration.

Step 5: Test the Job Application Form

  1. Open your website and navigate to the page where the job application form is displayed.
  2. Fill in the required fields with sample data, such as name, email, phone number, cover letter, and resume.
  3. Submit the form to ensure it functions correctly.
  4. Verify that you receive the email notification with the submitted job application data.

Congratulations! You have successfully set up and integrated the Contact Form 7 plugin with the Jobify theme to create a job application form

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