Tutorials

Learn to use the powerful features of MyBandTheme

Installing an SSL Certificate

Installing an SSL Certificate

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.

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Common online ordering notification methods

Common online ordering notification methods

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:

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Importing MyRestaurantTheme demo site data

Importing MyRestaurantTheme demo site data

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.

If you would like us to do install your site and upload the demo data instead, click here.

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Orders Management System

Orders Management System

The orders management system integrated into your MyRestaurantTheme powered website will always guarantee an easy overview of your live orders, where you can change their status, get payment info, and just basically always know what’s going on with the orders you’ve received through your restaurant’s online ordering system.

The changes you make in your orders management panel will automatically be reflected on your customers’ order status page as well, providing a very easy method of keeping your customers up-to-date on the status of their orders.

This video will show you how to use the orders management system of your website.

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Shopping cart overview

Shopping cart overview

Version 2.0 saw significant advances and new features in the shopping cart of MyRestaurantTheme.

We believe that MyRestaurantTheme boasts the most advance restaurant specific shopping cart on the Internet, which basically allows for advanced, yet intuitive administrative settings and of course, provides a seamless experience for your restaurant’s customers.

This tutorial will show you all of the features of the shopping cart as of V2.0. Everything is intuitive and self explanatory, but this video will give you an overview of the options available to you.

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Creating featured slider images in Photoshop

Creating featured slider images in Photoshop

Making the homepage featured slider look great is very important for making a lasting first impression on your visitors.

You should definitely read our tutorial on controlling the featured slider, but creating appropriate images deserves a tutorial on it’s own.

First of all, you need to have professional looking images ready to use on your website. Stock images are not really good for this purpose, since even though they look good, they look “fake” in the sense that people will be able to tell that they are not of your establishment.

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Getting a domain name for your restaurant

Getting a domain name for your restaurant

Registering your restaurant’s, bar’s, coffee house’s, etc. unique domain name is very simple, and takes approximately 3 minutes at most.

Our preferred domain registrar company is Name.com, we’ve had great experience with them throughout the years, they have a great administration panel, they are cheap, and there aren’t any pricing surprises as with many other registrars.

Oh, and a word of caution if you choose to get your domain at a different registrar, beware of the “$1 for the first year” domain offers. The price for the second year just might go up to $40.

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Mobile compatibility overview of MyRestaurantTheme

Mobile compatibility overview of MyRestaurantTheme

All food service businesses (restaurants, bars, caffés, etc.) need a mobile compatible restaurant/bar website. More and more people are browsing the net through their smartphones and tablet devices, and conducting searches.

Here are some interesting stats:

- 80% of mobile searches pertain to local businesses (such as restaurants)
- 50% of these searches want contact details, such as address or phone number

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Getting started with MyRestaurantTheme

Getting started with MyRestaurantTheme

Thank you once again for choosing MyRestaurantTheme to power your website. You made the right decision, as your new website will not only be modern and beautiful, it’ll include features only the most advanced (and expensive) websites could offer in the past.

If you chose to purchase only the WordPress theme version of MyRestaurantTheme, you should already have received an email from us, and have created your account on our website. You’ll be able to log in and download the latest version of MyRestaurantTheme under your account details page.

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Colorization options in MyRestaurantTheme

Colorization options in MyRestaurantTheme

Your restaurant is unique, it has it’s own image, colors, etc. Your restaurant website should be unique and reflect your image as well!

We’ve developed MyRestaurantTheme in a way which makes the color customization of every element of your website possible. You can change the color of every part of your new restaurant site, such as the color of your text, widgets, header and footers, etc.

This tutorial will show you how to change the colors of your restaurant/bar site, which you should definitely do, to create your site’s unique image, reflecting the image of your establishment.

You’ll have to play around with the colors to get the color combination you are looking for, but it’ll take just 10-15 minutes. Once you get the desired results, make sure you save your settings using the settings export feature.

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