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Project bidding now is more popular than before. People often need freelancer to do their projects since it is more easier and giving better result instead of depending only on one person. You can choose which work is better and suitable for your need. Creating a freelance marketplace website then becomes more interesting to do.
If you are using WordPress website to build the website, you are required installing job theme like Project Bidding Theme or now is called as Freelance Marketplace Theme from Sitemile. The theme allows you to transform WordPress website into fully functional job or bidding websites. You can publish a project bidding, freelancer zone, chores or task list with this theme. Project Bidding theme comes with many useful features, payment methods, and plug and play functionality. It is possible for you to launch a bidding or job websites within minutes. Whether you are beginner or professional users, you will be able to use the theme easily.
Features of Project Bidding theme
Project Custom Post
Project Bidding theme comes with Project Custom Posts which are WordPress Custom Post types. These will make them separated from your blog posts. With this feature, you are able to keep your blog in normal way while having project listing management tools which are ready to be used.
Easy Theme Panel Setting
You do not need to worry about setting up this theme since it provides a complete and easy panel setting. Just click and choose, save. That’s it. You can pick from the layout setting to the advertising, payment, balance, etc. Everything is there for you.
The theme is using GNU gettext WordPress localization framework. The setting will be kept in a pot/po file. The users just need to use POEDIT to translate English file into your native language.
Installing Project Bidding theme allows you to have separate front end custom dashboards. From the dashboards, the users can have total control on the payments, bids, posted projects, and all personal details. It also provides separate functions for two user roles as service buyer and service provider. You can have the option to turn it on and off from the admin side.
Private Messaging system
Project Bidding theme features private messaging system. You can use the system to contact other users to get more information about the projects. If you are a bidder, you are able to contact the owner of the project to choose the winner bid. The system also lets the users to hide the contact details of the users so they are not able to contact each other outside website. It helps you to keep the activity in your website only.
The company has designed the theme with responsive design. It will adjust the website appearance to the screen resolution of the device used to access the website. Your visitors will be able to access your website from any device starting from PC to mobile devices.
Virtual Credit System
This feature allows your visitors to deposit money into their website account before using it to make payment for the listings. The money can also be used to pay for completed projects or upgrade their listings.
Another feature which is available in Project Bidding theme is Escrow feature. The feature will deposit the virtual money into escrow for the bid winner until he completes the project. After that, the escrow will be released. The bid winner can have the funds in his account which is ready to be withdrawn from the website admin.
Some monetization tools
The theme comes with monetization tools. The users can charge for normal listings or featured listings. It is also possible for you to charge for sealed bidding. There are other fees which you can charge for your website like membership fee. The users can have the option to take a percent out of every completed project or take a percent of withdrawal amount.
Many people use Paypal today. This freelance marketplace theme supports and integrates PayPal with the new adaptive and delayed chained payment system.
Other Great Features
Beside those main features, this theme also provides digital goods option so the freelancer and project owner can exchange digital file for the task purpose.
Rating and feedback system is also another good feature in Project Bidding theme which allows owner and freelancer to send feedback when the task is completed.
Last but not least, like other general WordPress themes, this theme is also integrated with social media website like Facebook and Twitter and access to updates.
For a single package, you only need to get this theme for $69. Sitemile Project Bidding theme also offers other packages which you can use according to your need. There are mixed package for $99, developer package of unlimited website for $149, extra-dev for $199 which can break all advanced option from the developer package, and finally a membership package for $279 that will allow you to get all Sitemile themes and add-ons in unlimited option.
Project Bidding Theme also comes with other standard features such as Project Post, Google Support, Lifetime Support, star rating system, payment gateways, and much more. The theme can be operated easily since it comes with plug and play feature. You do not need any extra plugin or other scripts to operate the auction website. Installing the theme also can be done easily with WordPress installer and upload the theme archive file.
I think the price is also good enough compared to the powerful feature that Sitemile provides. There are not many companies that develops the application theme like job bidding. Sitemile has its own market in application theme.
Complete feature for job bidding;
Simple design for standard and default theme except you use custom design.
Project Bidding Theme