EngineThemes FreelanceEngine Review : An advanced responsive WordPress marketplace theme for professionals and freelance who wants to create a job posting and job search platform. The FreelanceEngine WordPress Theme was developed after considering advanced features which can be found with authority freelance marketplace websites like elance.com, rentacoder.com and other websites. As a result you will not fall back when it comes to compete with already established freelance project listing platforms.
The premium freelance marketplace template has been made with two sections, 1)Job Providers – for business man wanting to post jobs and projects to be done by skilled professionals within given budget, 2) Freelancer Professionals – for skilled people who are ready to work on any given project according to their skill. The FreelanceEngine will ask for registration to perform any activity on the website. Once user is register he/she could post job or bid on apply for projects easily.
Why FreelanceEngine WordPress Theme ?
There are plenty of advanced features provided with this WordPress freelance theme so that administrator or website owner could easily manage different operations. For e.g. Homepage builder gives you ability to insert necessary content sections, Same way you can use pricing page to create various job listing plans for business people to earn money. Also you can provide free and premium listing options with limitation or conditions you like.
Thanks to EngineThemes for providing a special settings panel (look image below) from where admin user could configure Payment gateway (to accept payments), General options, Styling options, Layouts options, Logo uploader, Color selector and many more. In-short, you don’t need to have any coding knowledge to use this project WordPress theme powered by Engine Themes.
Feature Review : EngineThemes FreelanceEngine
Homepage Design : From the demo preview, we can assume how your website would look when it has been launched using this freelance software. The top featured section highlights registration blocks for Business people and Freelancers. Then you will find a prominent button asking you to “Post a Project” to get right worker for your work.
Then you will find tabbed section, 1) Project section with tabs to display “Latest projects” and “Featured projects”. There is another tabbed section with new profile section and “High Rated” profile section so that business people could see who is most active and most popular freelancer on the platform. The demo is just a simple example, but you can create any type of homepage with multiple content modules showing latest projects, freelancers, pricing table, calls to action and other details. Thanks to EngineThemes for providing Drag and Drop page builder which makes it easier to build custom pages.
Post Project :
In order to create a new project listing, you will have to follow 4 steps wizard process which includes : Account Login, Click “Post A project” and then keep following rest of the process to define project details. The EngineThemes provides you with a ready form with basic fields but if you want to add more custom fields as per platform nature then you may buy “AE CustomFields extension” with this theme package. Hence, you will be able to accept as many details as you like with project submission form.
Payment Plans :
It’s really easy to create custom payment plans with FreelanceEngine, because when you will click on add new plan you will be given choice to select from Free or Premium. After that, it will show you a form type page where you will be asked to fill details like Plan Name, Price, Availability (days), Total projects permitted to post, Project type and text box to insert description about project (Look at below image for live preview).
Payment Gateways :
Many people become confused when they listen about payment gateway integration, because it often requires to hire a programmer to implement a payment gateway. But, FreelanceEngine WordPress Theme has been made of ready to use payment options page where you can simply provide details regarding PayPal, 2CheckOut, Cash or other available mode.
There is a payment currency section available with option to define preferred currency you want to use with your marketplace site. From the same page you will find “Free to submit listing” option with Enable/Disable button. In-short, you won’t have to use any plugins or take any one’s help to setup all this stuff. Just click a few buttons and you are done to go ahead accept payments.
Browse Project :
This is important feature to connect right candidate for all listed projects, that means if your website has an easy to search advanced search options then you will get more users for your project bidding website. The FreelanceEngine screen-shot below shows how featured projects will be highlighted with “Red Flag” icons. Let me tell you that you can charge extra fees from business users to mark their project as “Featured Project”. Because, by doing so their project will appear in featured section with attractive icons, that means it will be visible and not be buried when new projects are posted.
Now coming back to “Browse a Project” feature which provides lots of options so that freelancer can find right project. With advanced options like Filtering, Project Search and Load more (automatic loading with scrolling) you can be sure that user have great experience while looking for a suitable project.
All Features – FreelanceEngine WordPress Theme :
- WP Customizer : Change style and look of homepage easily
- Unique page builder : Build custom pages from front-end
- Special mobile version : For mobile devices (Responsive)
- Front page video background : Use video or image as background
- Sidebar and Footer widget options : Engine Themes Widgets
- Translation support : Choose language and click save
- SEO oriented : Schema Markup, Yoast and other plugins support
- Update from back-end : Update notifications
- Sticky header : Always visible while scrolling