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Recommended update released: v2.53

Recommended update released: v2.53

We just released a recommended update, which fixes a bug introduced by the update to WP3.7. The bug caused all menucard pages to return a 404 page, so if you updated your WordPress core to 3.7, you must update MyRestaurantTheme as well.

Props to Tom, the teacher at this beginner guitar lessons site, for taking some time off teaching guitar and letting us know about the issue before the actual rollout of the updated WP.

Beside this very important fix, we’ve also taken care of a few smaller bugs, and added a new feature:

New feature:

  • Added footer menu coloring options

Bug fixes:

  • WordPress 3.7 menucard 404 not found fix
  • Advertisement widget pagination fix when JS compression is turned on
  • Default fontface selection fix
  • Recommendation widget alt and title attributes added for lightbox
  • jQuery backstretch include script updated
  • Footer Cufon code include updated
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Minor update released: v2.51

Minor update released: v2.51

Hi there,

We just released a minor update which addresses 2 issues reported by our customers:

- CSS problems when category graphics were turned off
- The date picker not appearing in the mobile render of the site (a bug introduced in v2.5)

If you made the recommended update to v2.50, than please carry out this update as well. There were only a few modified files with this update, so if you already have v2.50, than it might be a good idea to just update these files, the list for which you’ll find in the changelog.txt file.

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Update Released: MyRestaurantTheme v2.5

Update Released: MyRestaurantTheme v2.5

We are happy to announce the release of the newest update to MyRestaurantTheme. Version 2.5 brings about several bug fixes, as well as many new features.

This is a pretty big release, with lots of fixes and features, meaning that a lot of the underlying theme files have been modified. If you choose to update by any method other than overwriting all theme files, please make sure you include all modified files.

As always, you’ll find the list of changed files in the changelog.txt file, as well as in your members area.

New features:

  • Open/close text modification on homepage menu
  • Reservation to admin is sent from customer’s email, so they just need to hit reply
  • Added option to customize text of the Read More button on slides
  • Added special tax rate option for individual food items
  • Added Gluten Free to food types
  • Added option to turn on/off prices of upsell area and related items area
  • Added option to enable/disable mobile version for tablets and smartphones separately
  • If food items do not have images displayed, prices are aligned horizontally on the right
  • Added option to make menucard pages 1,2,3 column globally
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Update released: MyRestaurantTheme v2.41

Update released: MyRestaurantTheme v2.41

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.

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MyRestaurantTheme Installation Service

MyRestaurantTheme Installation Service

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:

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Update released: MyRestaurantTheme v2.3

Update released: MyRestaurantTheme v2.3

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.

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MyRestaurantTheme Coupon Codes Don’t Exist

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.

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Online Restaurant Marketing Study

Online Restaurant Marketing Study

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:

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New Study on Mobile Users and Restaurant Websites

New Study on Mobile Users and Restaurant Websites

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:

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New update: v2.1

New update: v2.1

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.

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