Resume Builder


Create one or many resumes—complete with contact information, education & experience history, as well as a list of skills—with this incredibly easy-to-use plugin!

Be sure to check out the online demo!

Quality design & usability

Using the drag & drop resume builder, you can create your resume quickly and without limitations. Add contact information, education, experience, skills and more.

Many premium features included

  • A super-intuitive resume builder with drag & drop capabilities.
  • A beautiful default resume template.
  • The ability to show specific parts of your resume with shortcode options.
  • Contact Information
  • Experience & Education
  • Skills
  • Very developer-friendly with loads of hooks & filters.
  • And more to come…


  • The Resume Builder screen. Each of your resumes can be customized with colors, layouts, etc.
  • The Resume Builder Editor. Just click on a resume to edit it!


  1. Upload /resume-builder/ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to the Resumes screen to create your first resume with the drag & drop builder
  4. Use the shortcodes provided to place your resume pieces wherever you need them (on a page, in a sidebar, etc.).
  5. Use a plugin like Custom Sidebars to create sidebars for additional resumes.


How do I create a resume?

  1. After installing and activating Resume Builder, simply navigate to the Admin screen and click on the “Resumes” link in the main navigation.
  2. Now click the “Create a Resume” button to load up the resume builder itself.
  3. Add all of the contact information, education and work history, upload a photo, adjust the styling options and save.
  4. When you’re viewing your list of resume, hover over one of them and click the “Copy Shortcode” icon to grab the shortcode.
  5. Now you can place this shortcode wherever you want your resume to display.

How can I duplicate a resume?

Hover over the resume you want to duplicate and click the “Duplicate” icon.

How can I trash a resume?

Hover over the resume you want to trash and click the “Trash” icon.

How can I permanently delete a trashed resume?

  1. On the main Resumes screen, click on the “Trash” filter at the top to view your trashed items.
  2. Find the one you want to permanently delete and click the red “Delete” button.
  3. Confirm this deletion and it’s gone!

How can I add more than one resume sidebar?

Use a plugin like Custom Sidebars to create sidebars for additional resumes.


29 July 2022
This is a brilliant Resume plugin, (don’t listen to other 1 star reviews complaining it doesn’t have xyz features). It creates a very professional and slick-looking resume and whilst it would be good if it also had in-built ability to print resumes or save as pdf etc, you can work around this by simply adding/inserting those features into the Resume page via a plugin or shortcode (…I tried many pdf generators but they were not so good, I found the best output was by using the print function button within the “Add to Any” social sharing plugin, which I already use (…when you press the print button you are given the option to print OR save as a pdf – and then you can just adjust the print settings to your needs and you end up with a PERFECT copy of your resume in a few seconds). I hope the developer will release a premium front-end version for SaaS, as he has mentioned in past comments, as I’m sure many would purchase it. But regardless, thank you for providing this excellent plugin to the community.
16 August 2018
I went through the process and added everything but then it didn’t show anything. Don’t waste your time!!!
10 July 2018
I purchased my domain many years ago, but it mostly just parked. I finally decided to use it as a resume landing page that I could point people to should a conversation occur surrounding job prospects. In the matter of a night or two, I built my site and replicated my print resume for the web. It looks great, is fast, easy to manage, and has paid off. I have sent recruiters to it and it has actually lead to two different jobs, since setting it all up.
26 January 2018
The plugin version 1.1.94 is AWESOME. After update to version 2. The shortcode is no longer available. Meaning if you already used the shortcode on your website, those pages will display nothing. Be sure to backup your site before update this plugin to the new version.
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Contributors & Developers

“Resume Builder” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • NEW: Resume Builder is back!
  • FIX: Many security-related updates resolved.
  • FIX: Bug fixes throughout.


  • FIX: Quick fix for the Download button showing up even if you don’t have a download attached.


  • NEW: Added the ability to include a downloadable “Attachment” with a resume. A great way to attach a PDF or anything else!
  • FIX: Other various bug fixes and improvements throughout.

  • FIX: Quick bug fix release, sorry about those that encountered the “get_plugin_data” bug!


  • NEW: Added pagination to the resume builder screen if you have more than 23 resumes.
  • FIX: Fixed the search box to include all resumes, even those on subsequent pages.
  • FIX: Other various bug fixes and improvements throughout.


  • NEW: All new icons! No longer loading the entire FontAwesome set for icons.
  • FIX: Various bug fixes and improvements throughout.


  • NEW: A brand new Resume Builder built from the ground up.
  • NEW: Duplicate a resume from the builder.
  • NEW: Move resumes to the Trash and then restore/delete them if needed.
  • NEW: Lots of customizations per resume. Colors, sizing, etc.
  • NEW: A new default resume design. Super clean and simple.
  • NEW: Updated to support the latest versions of WordPress.


  • NEW: WordPress 5.2+ Support


  • TWEAK: Changed <span> tags to <div> tags in the resume template to meet HTML5 validation requirements.
  • TWEAK: Dropped support for PHP 5.6 (still works for now, just not testing with it anymore).
  • TWEAK: Font Awesome update.

  • FIX: Fixed a PHP error when a resume has no “Experience” content.

  • FIX: Fixed an issue with featured images being hidden everywhere (not just on the resume posts).


  • NEW: Now includes full text editors for experience & education descriptions.


  • NEW: The Resume post layout is now a two-third/one-third column split. “Intro” and “History” on the left, “Skills” on the right. More options for this coming soon.
  • NEW: Added a setting to fix “tiny fonts” for themes that don’t include a default font size at the “html” level (you’ll know if you have this issue because your resume fonts look too small).
  • TWEAK: Authors and Editors can now create and manage resumes.
  • TWEAK: Fixed some font color issues for resumes on dark backgrounds.


  • TWEAK: Switched FontAwesome5 from SVG to the more supported Webfonts option. This should help prevent conflicts with other plugins/themes.
  • TWEAK: Now loading minified versions of all CSS/JS files for improved performance.
  • TWEAK: Removed files that were no longer needed.


  • NEW: Added responsive CSS for mobile-friendly layouts.
  • FIX: Fixed an issue with the widget’s picker resume dropdown.


  • NEW: Entirely new plugin, coded from the ground up.
  • NEW: Complete backwards compatibility with the previous version.
  • NEW: A brand new resume builder.
  • NEW: A new and improved resume template.
  • NEW: A new Settings page to customize the colors. More settings to come soon!
  • NEW: A new resume shortcode with options to choose what you want to display.
  • NEW: A new resume widget with options to choose what you want to display.
  • TWEAK: Works perfectly with the latest version of WordPress. (4.9.2+)
  • TWEAK: Lots of developer hooks and filters to play with if you’re into that sort of thing.
  • FIX: Bugs from the previous version? Squashed.


  • Updated FontAwesome to 4.5.0.
  • Only loads TinyMCE on Resume Edit screens now (instead of everywhere).


  • Updated “Resume Builder” code.


  • Fixed an issue related to the upcoming WordPress 4.4 update


  • Fixed issues related to the WordPress 4.3.x update (sorry about the delays!)


  • Fixed an issue with multisite installations (thank you jiggaman)


  • Fixed an issue where the single resume template wouldn’t work right with child themes.


  • Fixed an issue where some shortcodes wouldn’t display in the correct place.


  • Fixed the issues I broke with the last update. Sorry about that folks!


  • Fixed some shortcode issues.


  • FontAwesome update


  • Fixed a bug (for real this time!) where some servers would mess up the sorting for some reason


  • Fixed a bug with the Skills title not showing up


  • Each resume gets it’s own single post page now (click View Resume to see it) — you can override this file with a theme/child theme.
  • Added a few Frequently Asked Questions to help with the use of this plugin (see FAQ tab on
  • A few other minor updates to the styling etc.


  • Initial release