Building a Job Portal WordPress website Step by Step Guide


Before launching or building a job portal or any other website, it’s important to ask yourself what are your goals as an administrator of the new resource i.e your website. What are you hoping to achieve with a job board website besides connecting the job seekers and employers together?

For example:

  • Increasing traffic to your website so that more people can learn about your organization and services
  • Growing your email subscriber list so you can stay in touch with more people and increase user
  • Helping businesses with a major challenge in hiring
  • Improving the perception of your brand
  • Target sponsors for your organization

By setting realistic goals, you’ll be more poised for success long term.

The goals and aim of the job portal or any other website always depend on the kind of website you are focusing to build. And keeping such goals will surely help in reaching you somewhere and make your work fruitful.

Without further ado, let’s look at the steps to consider for building a job portal WordPress website.

Things that are required to do for building a Job Portal website

  1. Select a Platform to build a Job Portal
  2. Hosting Plan
  3. Domain name
  4. Niche-focused themes and plugins
  • Select a Platform to build  a Job Portal

For creating any kind of website you will get a large pool of best platforms that are flexible and easy to use. For example WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, etc. And if you ask me, I definitely would recommend  WordPress because it is one of the best content management platform and it is used by millions of users. It is very simple to use and not very expensive (no cost if you go to the free WordPress themes). You can craft a fully-functional website with free of cost. Similarly, if you want to add more functionality to your website, then there are many free plugins like WooCommerce, WP Job ManagerContact Form 7WPML and so on.

WordPress is best for those who don’t have any coding knowledge. It is for all. Apart from all these specialties of WordPress, one thing is, it has a large community and the theme developer will surely provide you the support.

  • Hosting Plan

Web Hosting is one of the major factors to build a powerful and successful website. It is considered as the home of your websites as it stores various data, information, and files in your web server. You have the freedom to choose different kinds of plans that a hosting server provides. If you need some ideas, you can take a look at the best hosting service providers like BluehostSitegroundWPEngine, Hostgator, DreamHost and more.

  • Domain Name

Your domain name plays a vital role in defining your website. It represents the things that you will consider on your websites. Suppose that you are making a fashion store website then the domain name should reflect or should be similar to it. There are a few reliable methods that you can use to make your domain name as effective as possible. For instance, you can research strong keywords to incorporate into your content or use a blog name generator to get ideas. Also, it would be better to use catchy and easy to remember domain names.

  • Niche focused themes and plugins

As we know that WordPress offers many free and premium themes. The free themes come with limited functionalities whereas premium themes come with extended features. There are many themes as well as plugins that will help you to create a Job Portal website. For example, Robojob theme is one of the best directory WordPress theme for listing and directory website. And with the best companion of WP Job Manager Plugin, you can easily add a list of any professions. Such as business agencies, corporate sites, hotels, real estate and so on.

Now I will tell you how it’s like to set up a website with Robojob theme. Are you ready?

What kind of theme is Robojob?

Robojob Pro Job Portal WordPress Theme


The premium version of Robojob is also suitable for a large or small niche-focused job listing or recruiting website where you can manage jobs, candidates, employers and so on in one single website. Moreover, it comes with

It is powered by WP Job Manager Plugin. This plugin enables you to add extra functionalities in your WordPress job website as it comes with lots of extensions. Furthermore, this premium theme is highly optimized in terms of both SEO and Speed which helps your website rank in the Google Search Engine.

Theme Details       Documentation of Robojob pro                     

Robojob Lite theme


RoboJob comes with the complete out of box WP Job Manager plugin. It allows you to add additional functionality to your website. Other than that, the theme is a free best Job board/ Job listing WordPress theme that offers endless numbers of extensions which provides unlimited possibilities to customize the theme in any condition.

In addition to that, this free job board/listing WordPress theme is fully responsive and cross-browser compatible. It also includes Search Form in the banner section. The theme will be the greatest help to the users to search/filter the preferable job right away. Not only that it offers a front end job and resume/CV submission option.

Documentation of Robojob Lite       Super-friendly Support 


If you want to use the lite version of Robojob then you can download it from here:

Download theme

And for the premium version of the theme, you have to purchase it from Code Themes.

After purchasing you will receive an e-mail that contains all the necessary files. The first thing to do is open up your email and download the necessary files from there. To use a free theme you will get it directly after downloading it.

So I was saying you will get 2 different kinds of files i.e Package file & Theme only.

The “Package file” consists of the theme, plugins, and documentation whereas the “Theme only” file is the one that will be uploaded in the theme section.


To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For more information of installing the WordPress platform, please visit the WordPress Codex article on installation.


There are basically two methods to install the theme:

  • FTP Upload:
    Using your FTP program, upload the unzipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes*/ folder on your server.
  • WordPress Upload:
    Navigate to Appearance > Add New Themes > Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit “Install Now” and the theme will be uploaded and installed.

Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance> Themes and activate your chosen theme.


For Robojob Lite

Recommended Plugins

  • WP Job Manager
  • Contact Form 7
  • User Role Editor

For Robojob Pro Theme

Bulk Install of Required plugins


You can import the demo with the help of a one-click demo importer.

And to do that first you need to go to the theme’s landing page “Appearance” or you should simply click on “One-Click Demo Import”. The installation process takes time from 3-5mins. You will receive a confirmation text after finishing the process.

Now your site will look like the demo. If it doesn’t look like it then certainly you first need to assign a “Homepage” & to do that Navigate>Apperence>Customize>Static FrontPage. After that, you need to assign the Homepage as Static FrontPage.

Also if you want to make custom changes then take a look at the theme documentation.

Wrapping Up!

These are the basic things to do for building a job portal WordPress website. You also can select Robojob or any theme that fulfills the requirement of your website.  For any queries feel free to connect with us.

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