There are lots of settings and features to try out in MyRestaurantTheme, for example layout settings, color options, etc. Once you get the combination of settings your are satisfied with, you’ll want to export your settings and save them on your hard drive, just so you have a backup.
Why would you need a backup file with your settings? You might inadvertently change your settings, your settings could be lost during and upgrade, and it’s just good practice.
Exporting and importing your settings is very easy in MyRestaurantTheme, as you’ll see in this tutorial.Read More
The first thing you’ll want to do after activating MyRestaurantTheme is upload your restaurant’s, bar’s, caffé’s logo to your new website. This is very important in branding your website.
This tutorial will show you how to upload your own logo to your website, as well as how to change your site’s favicon.
Again, we highly advise for you to use your own restaurant’s logo on your website, so please watch this tutorial start using your own logo rather than just the written name of your restaurant in place of your logo.Read More
MyRestaurantTheme includes 4 predesigned templates for you to use.
Each one was designed to be used by different theme restaurants, but you can of course, use whichever you like. After activating any of the themes, you’ll still have full control over the colors, fonts, and other aesthetic aspects of your website.
This tutorial will show you how to select a different theme, and what each theme looks like.Read More
IMPORTANT: As of April 2012, Google has stopped supplying API keys, and they are not required anymore. The map functions correctly without the API key, we have removed the interface from the theme.
Original post (defunct function):
The Google Map API key is needed if you want to include a Google Map on your website, for example, with the Google Maps custom widget you have access to after enabling MyRestaurantTheme.
This is highly advised, as most restaurant sites have a map for their customers to easily find the restaurant.
This tutorial will show you how to get the Google Maps API key, and where to paste it on your WordPress dashboard.Read More
There are 2 ways 2 install MyRestaurantTheme.
The first (and easier) way is to upload it straight from your WordPress dashboard, and the second is to upload it via FTP.
The first method might not work for you, if your hosting set the maximum upload file size too low. This is when you would need to use the second method, or alternatively, you could just contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase your maximum file upload limit.
This tutorial will show you both ways of uploading the MyRestaurantTheme files, then activating it on your WordPress dashboard. Once MyRestaurantTheme is activated, you’ll have access to all of the features of MyRestaurantTheme.Read More
MyRestaurantTheme comes with a barrage of custom built WordPress widgets, which can make your restaurant site more useful, attractive, and engaging.
This page contains tutorials on all of the widgets you can use after enabling MyRestaurantTheme on your WordPress installation.
As you’ll know, widgets can be added to any of the widgetized areas on your website. Some need a bit of configuration, so it’s a good idea to watch the relevant tutorials.
This page contains videos on using all of the custom widgets built into MyRestaurantTheme, feel free to scroll down and watch the ones you need.Read More
MyRestaurantTheme includes 2 similar, yet different areas to get your customers buying ordering more things. The reason these 2 areas are similar, is that they show 3 extra items to you customers.
The upsell area, which appears on the checkout page, right before your customers finalize their orders. Of course, the upsell area will only appear if you are using MyRestaurantTheme’s online ordering system, and get’s it’s randomized food items from any single food category you specify.
The related items area, which appears on every single food item page. It gets it’s randomized food items from the same category the page being viewed is in, so the related items area works automatically.Read More
Once you start using MyRestaurantTheme, you’ll be able to use the built-in online ordering system on your restaurant site.
This lengthy tutorial will show you how to set up online ordering on your restaurant website, the things you’ll need to configure, and what you need to look out for.
Once you set everything up, you’ll also be able to accept bank cards via PayPal, and your customers will be able to order take-away or home delivery as well.
If you are planning on using the online ordering and delivery system on your WordPress/MyRestaurantTheme website, make sure you watch this tutorial and follow the instructions carefuly.Read More
MyRestaurantTheme has 2 ways for you to integrate the OpenTable reservation system into your website. You can add an OpenTable widget either to your site’s widgetized areas, or directly into your content areas.
If you use OpenTable, and want to keep on using it rather than using MyRestaurantTheme’s built in table reservation system, you’ll want to watch this tutorial.
If you don’t use the OpenTable service, you can skip this tutorial altogether, as it won’t be relevant to your website.Read More
Once you enable your MyRestaurantTheme powered site’s coupon system, you’ll be able to offer coupons to your website visitors.
This tutorial will show you how to configure your coupons page, how to add individual coupons, and also a neat marketing trick for creating a sense of urgency in your website visitors.
The Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus sharing links are added automatically to each of your restaurant’s coupons, so you don’t have to worry about those.Read More