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HireBee V1.3 Released, Comes With New Features, Fixing Bugs

A new version of HireBee WordPress Theme from AppThemes released – HireBee V1.6 and you can download the latest version of HireBee WordPress theme for free from AppThemes members area or you can update it for free from WordPress admin panel for free. It is an maintenance release which comes with adding new features and it is recommended to all users that they must update HireBee theme to latest version as soon as possible. Before updating HireBee WordPress Theme to latest version make sure that you backup your files & database it’s because if something goes wrong then you can easily backup your files & database in a single click. To backup files & database I personally recommend BackupBuddy WordPress Backup Plugin.

BackupBuddy – WordPress Backup Plugin

Below you can find the number of changes made in the latest version of HireBee theme:

HireBee V1.3 – What’s New?


  • Projects clarification section sometimes kept open for comments while project was not active
  • Listings not being sorted correctly on some sorting items
  • Projects with endless duration defaulting to the default duration set in the settings page
  • No permissions for canceling/editing/deleting non published projects
  • Display image thumbnail on ‘Recent Projects’ widget (project must have an image attached – first image uploaded is set as the featured image)
  • Search icon on sidebar search bar being duplicated in IE
  • Number of Sub-Categories option in customizer not working correctly
  • Addons included in plans being ignored
  • When logged out and a wrong password was entered message was always “You are now logged out.”
  • Radio buttons in custom forms allowing more then one checked option
  • Freelancers work actions not available (e.g: View Workspace) when ‘Escrow’ disabled
  • 404 error with non-admin users when posting a project with moderation enabled
  • Error ‘Fatal Error: Class APP_Paypal not found’ on theme activation


  • On registration, redirect users to their dashboard instead of the front page
  • External links (Facebook, Twitter, etc) are now opened on a new browser tab
  • Project orders email notification sent to admins now links back to the order page instead of the project page
  • Site owners can now access all workspace information for employers and freelancers from the related order or dispute page
  • Footer widgets titles not showing up to visitors
  • Deleted bundled ‘jQuery Validate’ library. Uses library provided by AppThemes framework instead
  • Deleted unused ‘jQuery Colorbox’ library
  • Added option to disable optional header area from the ‘Customizer’ page


  • Disputes are now available for cases where the freelancer completes the work but the employer cancels or closes the project as incomplete (Admin > Escrow > Disputes)
  • Allow choosing the number of valid days for opening a dispute after the project is canceled/marked incomplete (Admin > Escrow > Disputes)
  • Allow choosing which budget types (fixed price or/and per hour) are enabled (Admin > Projects > Budget)
  • Allow changing the number of allowed skills (Admin > Projects > Skills)
  • Allow choosing which location types (remote and/or local) are enabled (Admin > Projects > Location)
  • Allow hiding proposals quotes (amount/message) from other users ( Admin > Proposals > Visibility)
  • Added new ‘Urgent’ option to ‘Sort By’ select box (displays only urgent projects)
  • Added new option to the customizer to disable the optional header area

All these features and regular updates make HireBee WordPress theme a must have theme for creating beautiful freelance marketplace in no time. So, for what you are waiting for? Update HireBee WordPress theme to latest version as soon as possible and if you do not own HireBee WordPress theme, then you can get it from here:

HireBee V1.3 – WordPress Freelance Marketplace Theme

If you have any query do let me know via comments!

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