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Integrate applicant portal into WordPress website

Since its launch in 2003, WordPress has become by far the most popular content management system (CMS). Today, the company operates 40% of all websites worldwide and dominates the CMS industry with a market share of 64%. The main reason: creating WordPress sites is relatively easy and thanks to thousands of templates and helpful WordPress guides, websites look pretty good pretty quickly.

However, it becomes more complicated as soon as you get deeper into the subject of website programming. The integration of newsletters, additional landing pages or databases requires programming knowledge and goes far beyond the simple creation of a WordPress site. Below we describe case studies on website programming from our collaboration with our customers and offer quick WordPress instructions for your own implementation.

In the first part, we look at a topic that every company has to deal with: applicant recruitment.

Integrate applicant portal into the WordPress website

Almost all companies attract applicants via their company website under the careers or jobs section.

Statista channels Publication of job advertisements

By integrating suitable HR software tools, such as Personio, HRworks, Oracle NetSuite HCM, Kenjo, Workday HCM etc., you have the opportunity to manage applicant management even more effectively.

WordPress integration applicant portal HR software

Advantages of HR software

  • Time savings through standardization of tasks and processes in HR management
  • Improved quality of HR management processes
  • High user-friendliness
  • Easier collection of HR data
  • Cost minimization through simplification of personnel management
  • Secure storage of HR data and compliance with data protection laws (GDPR)
  • Common HR database (for different countries)
  • Meaningful HR reporting
  • Access via mobile app and tablet app


HR Software WordPress applicant portal

Practical example

A career site was to be created for our client, which would display the job advertisements from the HR platform Personio used by the client. In addition, all incoming applications from the career site should be transferred to Personio.


To fulfill this requirement, the solution was to integrate the application programming interface (API) provided by Personio on the client’s career site. Our implemented solution comprises 2 phases.

In phase 1, we used the API provided by Personio to generate an XML feed containing all job advertisements. From this XML feed, a page with a filter mechanism and results area is generated, which displays all job advertisements based on the selected filters.

The second phase involved the integration of fully functional application forms, which are automatically processed by the HR platform Personio upon submission.

At the end of the website programming, a fully functional career site was created, which is managed via the external platform Personio.


From our programming skills in WordPress you can benefit too!

We would be happy to advise you on how we can integrate an HR software tool on your website to manage your recruiting individually and easily.

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