HireBee Version 1.2

On September 22nd 2014, HireBee 1.2 (our WordPress freelance marketplace theme) was released. This release adds the popular requested ‘escrow’ feature and includes several bug fixes. Upgrading is recommended. Fixed 18 tickets total.

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About Escrow

For those not familiar with the ‘escrow’ term, it is a contractual arrangement in which a third party holds money on behalf of the primary transacting parties, with the money transfer dependent on conditions agreed to by the transacting parties.

HireBee is ‘escrow’ ready, meaning that site owners are now able to held funds after an employer and a freelancers agree to work on a project. You, as the site owner, become the primary receiver for the amount agreed between the employer and the freelancer. After a project is completed, the freelancer receives the total amount held minus the percentage or flat fee you’ve setup (site commission). In cases where the project is canceled or marked as incomplete the employer is fully refunded.

The whole process is automatic and does not require any actions from site owners. All transactions can be managed from the usual Orders page.

HireBee provides the ‘escrow’ feature through a service provided by PayPal named PayPal Adaptive (Chained Payments)To be able to use it you’ll need a verified Premier or verified Business PayPal account and an approved Live AppID (read more on how to get your Live credentials here). Employers and freelancers can use any PayPal account type.

Please make sure you read the info on new PayPal settings page on how to setup the service.

We can also announce that soon there will be an additional ‘escrow’ gateway available in the marketplace. More info soon.


  • 404 error when visiting a project page after completing the checkout process, with projects moderation enabled
  • Proposals currency defaulting to USD throughout the site
  • Fatal error when editing a project from the backend
  • Editable proposals/projects on non-active projects
  • SSL issues with Facebook widget
  • Endless loop on credits purchase plan select page when project posting set to free
  • Projects admin menu item displaying two icons
  • Missing translation domains on some strings
  • Invalid orders URL on orders actions admin notification
  • Tip balloon when hovering information icon on agreement form not showing
  • Non editable project durations sometimes showing an empty duration (should always display 30 as default)
  • Form submit on workspaces always redirecting to dashboard project listings
  • Empty categories not showing on the categories listings


  • Replaced ‘Reset Credits Monthly’ checkbox with a ‘Free Monthly Credits’ input option for additional control over offered credits
  • Projects proposals are now only visible to registered users


  • Added PayPal Adaptive Payments for escrow transactions
  • Added Escrow settings page
    • Charge Flat Fees on Escrow transactions
    • Charge Percentage based Fees on Escrow transactions
  • Sidebar for escrow funds transfer
  • Display agreed budget price on workspaces ‘Terms’ Tab
  • Display total amount for ‘per hour’ budget types on workspaces. e.g: 100$ (2h*50$)

Files Modified

Modified changelog.txt
Modified comments.php
Modified content-freelancer.php
Modified dashboard-agreement.php
Modified dashboard-notifications.php
Modified dashboard-payments-section-purchases.php
Modified dashboard-payments.php
Modified dashboard-workspace-section-manage-employer.php
Modified dashboard-workspace-section-manage-worker.php
Modified dashboard-workspace-section-terms.php
Modified dashboard-workspace.php
Modified dashboard.php
Modified edit-profile.php
Modified form-project.php
Modified form-proposal-agreement-candidate.php
Modified form-proposal-agreement-employer.php
Modified form-saved-filter.php
Modified form-workspace-manage-employer.php
Modified form-workspace-manage-worker.php
Modified framework
Modified functions.php
Modified hirebee.pot
Modified includes/admin/addons.php
Modified includes/admin/admin.php
Modified includes/admin/payments-list.php
Modified includes/admin/settings.php
Modified includes/agreement.php
Modified includes/bidding/bid-class.php
Modified includes/capabilities.php
Modified includes/categories.php
Modified includes/core.php
Modified includes/credits.php
Modified includes/custom-forms
Modified includes/dashboard.php
Modified includes/forms-dashboard.php
Modified includes/forms-purchase.php
Modified includes/helper.php
Modified includes/notifications.php
Modified includes/options.php
Modified includes/payments
Modified includes/payments.php
Modified includes/projects.php
Modified includes/proposals.php
Modified includes/reviews
Modified includes/setup-theme.php
Modified includes/template-tags-orders.php
Modified includes/template-tags-projects.php
Modified includes/template-tags-proposals.php
Modified includes/template-tags-site.php
Modified includes/theme-support.php
Modified includes/views-dashboard.php
Modified includes/views-purchase.php
Modified includes/widgets
Modified includes/widgets.php
Modified includes/workspace.php
Modified loop-freelancer.php
Modified loop-project.php
Modified order-checkout.php
Modified order-select.php
Modified order-summary-content.php
Modified purchase-credits.php
Modified scripts/project-edit.js
Modified scripts/scripts.js
Modified scripts/workspace.js
Modified sidebar-dashboard.php
Modified single-project-section-proposals.php
Modified style.css
Modified styles/dark.css
Modified styles/green.css
Modified styles/modern.css
Modified styles/urban.css
Modified styles/water.css
Added transfer-funds.php
Added dashboard-payments-section-escrow.php
Added includes/escrow.php
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