Job Manager WordPress plugin updating from 7.20 to NEWER / Latest:
Thanks for installing the Job Manager plugin for WordPress.
If you’re updating from a previous version of Job Manager (most current prior to Jan 2015 was 7.20) , we highly recommend you read over the following steps to ensure a smooth update.
We recommend the following steps:
- Make a complete Data Base backup including all Job Manager files prior to upgrading.
- Archive ALL of your data from Job Manager with the exception of the last 30 days Example: (Month of December 2014, January 2015)*
- Once you have archived your data create a separate DB backup with the last 30-60 days of data.
- Using FTP create a back-up of your wp-content/uploads/ Example : wp-content/uploads/2014/12 – 2015/01
- Deactivate Job Manager 7.20
- Update to the Latest Version of Job Manger
Be sure to copy and / or annotate any configurations you have made to Job Manager settings: Admin, Display, App Form and Job Form settings as well as any custom (css) and or coding mods you or your dev may have made to the (job-man) plugin files.
You might think some of the steps a bit extreme, like *archiving and deleting old resume and application files ? Since Job Manager has been running on many sites for quite some time, many with years of stored data, we know weird things can happen within your WordPress database than can lead to and or cause corruption. If you have completed a migration of your site with Job Manager or plan on one in the future, it’s even more important that you review this Support Topic:
Were just being extra cautious because, we care about your data and want you to be able to use Job Manager without issues. We will be posting more knowledge base articles on how to configure and maintain your website as it pertains to job-manager soon.
NOTE: Users with large data base collections of applications, jobs and resumes it’s recommended that you test this update on a TEST server and NOT a live install prior to moving to a live environment.
You can check out the (job-man) Changelog for specifics on code changes.
|For those wanting to know why the file upload update was not in this release ?|
|We are fast at work on the next release – this will be a major update (7.30) that deals primarily with resume (CV) upload location, as well as some other enhancements. Currently the (CV’s) upload into the media folder and that’s not where it should be, for a lot reasons. In our goal to maintain backwards compatibility, we kept running into issues in our attempt to allow those comfortable with the media handler to keep it, while anyone else could start out with a new handler. We realize that we can’t do that and are building a new way to store and review resumes (CV).|