A clone of the jobberBase job board platform written using the Django framework.
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Latest commit bda1cb5 Jul 9, 2014 @wtrevino Merge pull request #2 from Frai/master
Fixed compatibility with Django version 1.5+



Djobberbase is an easy to use Django app that allows developers to have a job board in a django site. It replicates almost 100% the functionalities of the jobberBase php software http://www.jobberbase.com.


Job board

Admin User: demo Password: demo

Database is reset every hour.


  • Python 2.7+
  • Django 1.2.4+

Djobberbase QuickStart Guide

Getting Djobberbase

For the latest released version of Djobberbase you can get it with pip like this:

pip install django-djobberbase

Alternatively, you can checkout the development version from GitHub (don't forget to put it in your PYTHONPATH!):django-simple-captcha, Markdown and textile.

git clone https://github.com/wtrevino/django-djobberbase.git

Optional requirements

Djobberbase can use 3 optional requirements:

  • django-simple-captcha (for captchas)
  • textile (for markup)
  • markdown (for markup)

You can use a requirements file packed with Djobberbase to install all 3:

pip install -r optional-requirements.txt

Notes: django-simple-captcha requires a recent version of PIL compiled with FreeType support. You can read more about django-simple-captcha configuration here.

You can switch between or use Markdown and textile alternatively for markup capabilities in the job application form as well as the job posting form.


To install Djobberbase into your project just add it in your INSTALLED_APPS. If you also want django-simple-captcha you need to add it as well:


    # Uncomment the next line to enable the admin:

    # third party

You can now synchronize with the database:

python manage.py syncdb

Djobberbase comes with a default set of templates, if you want to use them on a development environment you need to make sure the media (css, js, images) that comes with it is served. To do this you can use the STATICFILES_DIR tuple in your project's settings.py (Django 1.3+).

import djobberbase

DJOBBERBASE_ROOT = os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(djobberbase.__file__))

    ("css", os.path.join(DJOBBERBASE_ROOT, 'media/css')),
    ("img", os.path.join(DJOBBERBASE_ROOT, 'media/img')),
    ("js", os.path.join(DJOBBERBASE_ROOT, 'media/js')),

Also make sure you use the python manage.py collectstatic command on your project so it can collect the media files to your static folder.


Make sure you add djobberbase.context_processors.general_settings to your project's template processors in settings.py, remember not to override Django's default template context processors.:


In order to make use of email notifications you need to configure Django email settings in settings.py:

EMAIL_HOST = 'smtp.mydomain.com'
EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'mailbox_username'
EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'mailbox_password'
DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL = 'valid_email_address'
SERVER_EMAIL = 'valid_email_address'

#Djobberbase specific

Activate notifications:


Activate form captchas for posts and/or applications, (optional, you can only use 'simple' for now):


If you do use django-simple-captcha you need to add an entry to your urls.py:

urlpatterns += patterns('',
    url(r'^captcha/', include('captcha.urls')),

Activate markup for job posts (optional, you can use either 'textile' or 'markdown'):


Congratulations! Your Djobberbase site is now ready.

For a complete list of (a lot!) more configuration elements please check the Djobberbase-Configuration wiki page.