We have just released a small update to MyRestaurantTheme, which addresses a few bugs, namely:
- Added @ to disable warnings for trim function on Menu card admin pages on certain installs
- Fixed delivery hours and added capability to stay open past midnight
- Updated jQuery Cycle to 2.99
If you experienced any of the above errors, please update to the latest version.Read More
While installation comes free for our Full Restaurant Website customers with the $34 recurring fee, several customers have asked whether we can install MyRestaurantTheme on their own server, even if they opt for the one-time $149 purchase option.
Installation and setup of MyRestaurantTheme takes about 2 hours, so unfortunately we can’t do this for free for non-recurring customers.
If you would like us to install MyRestaurantTheme on your own server, you have 2 options:Read More
Some payment gateways supported by MyRestaurantTheme require a secure connection for processing of your customers’ credit card details.
If you are using our hosted restaurant website solution, and would like to install an SSL certificate onto your domain, there are several things you need to know and carry out.
1. Dedicated IP
Secure connections require a dedicated IP address. We can provide you with a dedicated IP for $3 per month, amounting to $36 per year. This must be paid upfront, since SSL certificates are also issued on an annual basis.Read More
We have just released the latest update to MyRestaurantTheme, bringing the latest version number to 2.3.
You might notice that we jumped over v2.2 in the public set of releases, this is because as we were about to release v2.2, WordPress upgraded to v3.5, which caused a lot of problems. Since v2.2 was a ready release, we thought it best to jump to v2.3.
V2.3 is a major release due to the changes required by WordPress 3.5, so we would recommend updating all theme files.
Beside the bug and compatibility fixes, we’ve also added several new features as requested by our customers, making our restaurant website solution even better and more intuitive than before. Please go to your members area to download the update, and read the details of the changes in the changelog file. Remember to look at the changes for both v2.2 and v2.3, since 2.2 was not a public release.Read More
MyRestaurantTheme.com is an online business. As other companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, iTunes, etc., we also have an affiliate program, where website publishers can partner with us, and get commission for referring customers to our website.
A popular affiliate tactic of generating traffic to their website is to advertise themselves as offering My Restaurant Theme coupon or discount codes, since lots of people search for these terms in Google. These sites are deceiving, since once the page gets visited, you’ll notice that there are no coupon codes for MyRestaurantTheme.
We have not given out any coupon codes, and we are not planning on doing this in the future either.
Providing discount codes is not in our marketing strategy, we’d rather give the discount to everyone, not just a select few who find out about the code. The current discounts can be seen on our purchase page, and these discounts are available to everyone purchasing our product.
Again, we do not have any discount codes available, and we are sorry about the affiliates that advertise this. We will remove them from our affiliate program as we encounter them.Read More
A joint research project carried out by the National Restaurant Association and LivingSocial provides some very interesting insight into how restaurants use online marketing methods, and how they are perceived by consumers.
The study was conducted in February 2012 via online (1,064) and telephone (425) surveys, sampling adults living in private households in the USA. You can download the full study here, including how restaurants use online marketing techniques.
After analyzing the results of the study, we found some really useful statistics that provide insight into the workings of the consumer, which we’d like to summarize below:Read More
Several of our customers have asked us to give some advice on what we would recommend to be the most effective means of notification of orders placed online through their restaurant websites, or even of table reservations.
As you know, the online ordering system of a MyRestaurantTheme powered website will send an automatic email to the restaurant when an order is placed, or a table is reserved. It can be daunting, and not very efficient for a restaurant to keep on checking their email for these notifications, there are several things you can do to make things more efficient:Read More
We’ve had lots of customers asking us to tell them how they can upload sample data to their new MyRestaurantTheme powered site, so it will be easier to modify things, not having to create everything from scratch.
This basically involves migrating a WordPress installation from one server to another, albeit it’s a little simpler than a standard production site would be, since you don’t need to worry about any plugins or more advanced settings/customization.
We’re making the files and database of our demo sites available for anyone to use. You can download them below, please follow the instructions below on where and how to use them:Read More
A new study has been released that examines the way people in the US visit restaurant websites through their mobile devices, and how they interact with them. You can find the details of the study here, but we’ve included an interesting infographic created by Telmetrics.
Please take some time to study the graphic, as well as read the written study analysis, as it provides new proof on the importance of mobile optimization of restaurant websites, with the main takeaways being:Read More
We’ve released an update to MyRestaurantTheme, addressing the requests and bugs that emerged with the new v2.0 release.
If you’re not updating by overwriting the entire myrestaurant directory, please make sure you copy each changed file from the changelog.txt, otherwise your site may not function correctly.Read More