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Re: Wordpress - build your own website - howto, tips & links - beginners to advanced

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Psycho wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:14 pm Does anyone know if there is a plugin (or if this is possible without one) to do the following:

I want to have 8 individual service pages that will all have a featured image and excerpt text and I want to be able to easily add a smaller preview of these 8 pages on the home page, i.e. smaller featured image, the excerpt text and a "find out more" link to the full page.

This was a built-in feature for a theme I was using for a previous project - I just had to add a "Featured Page" element to the home page for each of the individual service pages, you selected the page and it automatically pulled in the featured image, the excerpt text and added a "find out more" link - but I can't seem to do it with the theme I'm currently using.

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What you're describing sounds like a post listing, but for pages - is that correct ?
So instead of displaying your latest news/blog, each service links to a page ?
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Yes, that seems to be correct.

After spending some time researching or trying to research this I can see that this looks to be possible for Posts but not for Pages, which made it hard to search because I kept getting results for Posts, rather than Pages.
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So you've sorted it now ?
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No. I wasn't able to find anything.

I did think that maybe I could copy over the widget file from the other theme but I'm not sure I'll be able to do that.

I'll just create the "features pages" manually on the home page for this project.
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Well, you could:
1) newly create the pages as posts.
or
2) convert your existing pages to posts >> https://wordpress.org/plugins/post-type-switcher/
or
3) use a widget to display pages >> https://wordpress.org/plugins/recently/
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Thanks for those! :thumbs:
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Has anyone built an job board/job search/employment WordPress website?

I'm currently looking for a suitable theme that has all the features I need (CV Upload, Apply Now, Register Vacancy, Candidate Area, etc) or possible plugins and thought I'd ask here for any recommendations or experience using a theme.

https://themeforest.net/item/jobify-wor ... me/5247604
https://themeforest.net/item/jobcareer- ... e/14221636
https://themeforest.net/item/jobmonster ... e/10965446
https://themeforest.net/item/workscout- ... e/13591801
https://themeforest.net/item/careerfy-j ... e/21137053

https://wpjobmanager.com/

Thanks! :)
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My only experience is using the free version of WP Job Manager to create a quick mockup site.

Worked well out of the box, as you'd expect from Automattic, but despite some free code snippets, do be aware of pricey addons, and don't expect much support.

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Personally, I would go with a dedicated theme - of those you listed, due to latest reviews and support, I would choose only between WorkScout and Careerfy. The author of WorkScout has a broad portfolio of themes (experienced, well-established), whereas the author of Careerfy puts most of its efforts into this theme (and the standalone plugin).
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Thanks for the reply.

Those two themes were the ones that I was most interested in.

It looks like WorkScout is built specifically to work with WP Job Manager and uses their core add-ons, which are included with the theme but the license is not. In order to receive auto-updates I would need to purchase the core add-on bundle license ($150/$105 per year).

Whereas Careerfy is built using their own plugin, so no need to pay for an extra yearly license to use all of the features.

I'll have a closer look at them and make sure they cover all of the features I need.
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