Plugins & Themes

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  1. […] integration with the Restaurant plugin for creating and managing restaurant menu items (read more about the plugin here) […]

  2. Tung Do

    Every time we collaborate on a theme, something awesome happens. First, the News theme and now this. But whenever we collab on something bigger than a theme, it dies haha.

  3. Kel

    Looks pretty – responsive too.

    Personally I’d like to see a more utilitarian type of Restaurant Menu plugin. In the past, I’ve had success with “Simple Retail Menus” – http://whatwouldjessedo.com/simple-retail-menus/ But it’s since been removed from WP Extend. It gave a more straightforward listing of the categorized items. Like this:

    CATEGORY:
    Menu Item…………………… $10.00
    Description and more etc
    (Optional Photo)

    Example (not mine) http://www.beleefgusto.nl/lunch/

    Anyway – I’ll check yours out too – good luck with it Justin!

    • Justin Tadlock

      Thanks for the feedback and your experience. I think you’ll find this plugin much more flexible in terms of how you can display things on the front end.

      One of the major plans I have for this plugin is to create a few add-on plugins that handle other methods of “categorization”. A simple plugin example might be to allow users to have separate “meal times” like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We left this out of the initial plugin because it’s not relevant to all sites like this. So, an add-on makes sense for users who need this. So, please stay tuned for new features.

      Also, let me know if you have any ideas for new add-on plugins to handle any features you’d like to see.

      • Kel

        I guess the biggest thing I’ve seen is the amount of variation that clients expect in menus. Most want to replicate their printed version which often has things like:

        *Combo Dish Name*
        Options: Variant A, Variant B, Variant C.
        Choose One …………. $10
        Choose Any Two…………. $12
        Choose Any Three…………. $14

        Then further Descriptions of what’s in Variant A, B and C.
        Then there’s Add-Ons like sauces etc and all of these things get grouped under Category X.

        Jeepers… make me want to just do it all in a giant text area 🙂

        I dunno if these types of things would be in the core plugin or are the better served (see what I did there?) as Add-On to the plugin.

        thanks!

  4. […] Tadlock, who has long been a vocal advocate of data portability in themes, released a new free Restaurant plugin. The plugin allows restaurants to manage a food and beverage menu and works as a companion […]

  5. wiselywoven

    Excellent job Tung Do and Justin!

  6. Doug Smith

    This looks great, Justin. I do like the simple approach.

    I have friends who own a restaurant and I often help them with their website. The one thing we couldn’t do with this plugin was to have items with multiple prices. For example, soup that’s available in bowl or cup sizes, or french fries that come in large or small quantities. Those not only require multiple prices, but a descriptor for each price as well.

  7. Rogers

    Nice Restaurant WordPress plugins that can be used.

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