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HireBee – Basic Setup Configuration and Usage

HireBee creates the perfect platform to connect employers with freelancers looking for work.

HireBee is a popular application theme that allows employers to post projects that will appeal to potential freelancers. The admin of the site can then charge employers to advertise in return for a percentage of each project listed.

Setup and Usage Video Tutorial

After Installation

Once you have installed and activate ‘HireBee’, three menus will appear on your admin dashboard. These will be titled: HireBee, Payments and Projects. These three menus make up the foundation of this AppTheme and will be your go-to menus for configuring settings, accepting payments and viewing/adding projects.

Step 1) General WordPress Settings

Most settings can be left as default. You will need to enter in your payment details to start receiving money for adds posted and configure some general settings to suit the website you are creating/operating. Below are the basic settings you should configure before continuing.

To allow users to come to your website and register for an account (which they can then use to post ads) you will need to enable membership settings. Enable this if you are creating/editing a website where you want outside users to be able to register.

  1. Go to your WP settings.
  2. Under the ‘General Settings’ tab you will see a box next to ‘Membership’. Ticking this box will allow anyone to sign up to your site.

Step 2) Basic HireBee Settings

Before creating a project you will need to configure HireBee Settings to suit your website. Under the HireBee settings menu you will find the following tabs: general, categories, notifications, projects, proposals, users, geolocation and security. We recommend having a look through each tab to familiarise yourself with this AppTheme. (Click here for detailed HireBee settings configuration)

General Tab

 Projects Tab

Users Tab

Geolocation Tab

Step 3) HireBee Payment Settings

  1. Choose the currency you would like to accept from the drop down menu.
  2. Enter in a tax rate (if applicable)
  3. Choose a payment gateway– bank transfer or PayPal. Some users choose to use both.
  4. If you choose to use PayPal as your payment gateway, enter in your account details under the ‘PayPal’ tab under the ‘Payments’ menu. This will include your PayPal email address as well as PDT and IPN (if applicable).

Step 4) Editing Featured Images on Front Page and Blog Page

  1. Click on your websites ‘Pages’ menu. You will see two pages titled: ‘Blog- Front Page’ and ‘Blog- Posts Page’.
  2. Editing the text in the ‘Blog- Front Page’ will change the text featured towards the top of your websites home page. You can also add a feature image to this page, which will appear behind any text you enter.
  3.  You can edit the featured image that appears on your websites blog page by clicking on ‘Blog- Posts Page’ in the pages menu. You will see a menu on the right hand side that has a ‘set featured image’ option. This is where you can upload an image to feature towards the top of the blog.

Example: Editing the featured image and text on the website home page


Example: After editing the front page featured text and image

Step 5) Create Your First Project from the Admin Dashboard

Once you have configured your general settings, you are ready to create your first project.

  1. Click on the ‘Projects’ menu and then the ‘Add New’ button.
  2. Give your project a title and a description. You may also choose to add an image in the text field.
  3. Add any media documents (these may include images of a similar tasks in which you would like to complete).
  4. Enter in the budget for your project. This will be the amount you will pay a successful freelancer. This amount can be a lump sum or paid per hour.
  5. Enter in how many days you would like to show this advertisement for.

Example: A completed advertisement created by admin 

Optional: Customizing the Color of your Website

Customizing the color of your website allows it to stand out amongst other sites that may be similar (find out more on appearance here).

  1. Click on the ‘Appearance’ menu in your admin dashboard and then click ‘Customize’.
  2. Click the ‘Colors’ tab. This will give you the option of multiple color schemes and the choice of a background color.

Example: For this website I have used the default color scheme and a black background

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