This guide explains the ‘Data Types’ tool, which allows you to create an unlimited number of data sets for your freelancers to tag themselves with, and for customers to add as job requirements. Depending on how many data types correlate, the freelancers will be ranked with a %% match.
Step by Step Guide
In the admin dashboard under ‘Data Types’ you have the option to create an unlimited number of data sets. To create a data type, select ‘Add Data Type’
When creating a data type the ‘Name’ is used in the back-end and is not visible to users or freelancers. This field cannot have any spaces- we suggest using this format: Years_of_experience.
The ‘Title’ will appear as a label on the block of each data type.
The ‘Type’ option denotes whether this data type will allow the user to only select one item from the drop-down list (ie years of experience), or whether they can choose multiple options (languages they speak).
To create the options within the data type, scroll down to the bottom of the page until the options shown in the following image appear. In this example the data type is for languages, and each ‘name’ field allows you to input another language. A subcategory can also be added to any of the items by clicking the + symbol. In this way under English, your users can also have the option to select British, American, Canadian, Australian etc.
New functionality has been added to the Data Types section. View our guides on using string inputs, reordering your data items, setting a prefix/suffix/placeholder/regex condition, uploading files, and including custom data from posted jobs into the freelancer email notifications.