Since the big success of Fiverr, new micro job platforms have been popping up every once in a while. Every new micro job platform tries to add more features and flexibility for both the freelancers and the customers in order to have a competitive advantage. Engine themes developed MicrojobEngine to enable any WordPress user to have a micro job platform up and running in a short time. Read on for our detailed MicrojobEngine theme review in case you are planning to launch a micro job platform or maybe you will consider having your own platform after reading this review.
MicrojobEngine is a theme made for your WordPress sites. It is ideal if you want a microbusiness aside from your regular blog site. If you have any other jobs you can do, you’re free to offer these side jobs and earn more. Change the theme to a professional and sleek design of a microjob theme and get a number of clients in a day. This theme is perfect for hustling freelancers and website owners.
If you want to start and see for yourself, MicrojobEngine offers different pricing plans that will fit your needs.
- Basic – $90 with Mj paypal express checkout, full PSD package, documentation and 12 mos of free updates and support
- Plus – $189 with everything on the Basic plan plus, MjE Job verification, bookmark, stripe and Discount
- Pro – $329 with everything on Plus with additional business collection
MicrojobEngine also offers extensions if you are only needing a specific extension to add to your theme.
MicrojobEngine Key Features
- Responsive and SEO optimized.
- Supports custom orders.
- Good messaging system for interaction between buyers and sellers.
- Nice profile page design.
- Payment options flexibility.
- Fully customizable.
- Availability of premium plugins to add more powerful functionality.
- Reviews and ratings from buyer and seller portfolio are reliable
- Easy to maneuver interface
- Good amount of customization
- The Basic plan costs a lot and it can be more costly if you wish to purchase the extensions only.
- Bugs are infinite
MicrojobEngine Installation & Setup
If you have a little bit of experience with WordPress, the installation will be so straightforward. Even if you don’t have any WordPress experience, the installation process will be so simple.
The theme comes with a child theme. The child theme is used to add any custom code without affecting the original theme. To install the theme, just upload and install its ZIP folder through the WordPress admin dashboard. You can also upload the theme folder after extracting it by using the hosting file manager or FTP connection.
After activating the theme, you will be directed to the welcome page. The welcome page will guide you on how to install the sample data and to choose your website skin from several skins available. The sample data will help you understand all the theme’s features.
The theme has very detailed documentation including videos to explain how to get things done. The documentation is divided into 6 main sections:
This section of the documentation just explains what you get once you buy the theme.
Includes a quick introduction to the theme’s features, workflow, and user roles.
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MicrojobEngine Page Structure
The third section of the documentation explains the page structure including the header, the footer, and different content types that are included on every page.
The general setting section includes an explanation of all the general settings in the admin dashboard, like importing sample data, theme set up, content management, menus and widgets, translations, emails management, and how to keep the theme up to date.
The theme’s main functions from managing members and jobs posted to managing payment options and social logins are covered in this section. Managing all these functions is explained in steps to make it easy in case you are not tech-savvy.
Through the customization menus which can be accessed by visiting Appearance > Customize or Engine Settings > Theme Options, you can control all the visual options of the theme.
The general options which reside in the Appearance > Customize section of the theme include the logo, site title, site tagline & color scheme options.
Menus and Widgets
MicroJob Engine enables you to add up to 4 footers and a sidebar. This can be also customized through the Appearance > Customize section.
Content, search & about
By visiting Engine Settings > Theme Options > Microjob section, you can edit settings like search settings, micro jobs pricing control, content format limiting, maximum file upload size & the about us section.
The theme has a translation option. You can customize it through the Settings > Theme Options > Translations section. The default language is English but you can change it to any other supported language or you can translate it yourself to the language of your choice.
Basic information and SEO
The Engine setting menu includes 3 important sections. The Status section displays a chart that shows your website status and users’ activity. The User section includes registration, welcome text, and email confirmation options. And the SEO section where you can customize the URLs to make it SEO friendly.
Emails and Database
Engine setting menu also includes other sections for more control over your micro jobs platform. Like, email templates section which has been part of the Users section in the recent versions of the theme, the database section where you can visually control and back up the database, and also the theme update section which is part of the welcome page.
MicrojobEngine has a few premium plugins that can be integrated with the theme to make the website as powerful as most of the top Micro job platforms around. If you need all the plugins you can buy the pro plan which includes all the plugins supported by the theme or the basic plan which includes the necessary ones. The plugins available are:
Mje Job Verification
Allows you to manually verify sellers to add more trust for the buyers.
Allows you to accept credit card payments. It is easy to set up. Only 2 API keys from your stripe account are needed.
Allows buyers to bookmark services so they can come back to it later when needed.
Another plugin to accept credit cards on a Micro Job Engine powered website through Authorize.Net payment gateway.
Allows sellers to automate the payment withdrawal requests.
Mje PayU money for Indian Businesses
If India is one of your target markets, then this plugin will make the payment easy and remove a lot of barriers for India-based businesses.
Mje PayPal Express Checkout
Add PayPal express checkout feature to the website. It is necessary in case of having buyers who prefer quick payment options via PayPal
We hope you found this comprehensive MicrojobEngine theme review helpful. If you have a solid business plan for a micro job platform, then you have all that you need by using the MicroJobEngine theme. The price may be a barrier if you are looking for free themes, but if you want to build such a business, you should be willing to add a little bit of investment.