Support » Plugin: Food and Drink Menu » Straight-forward, easy to use, extendable—and now available in German 🎩

  • Building a restaurant website for a small place just outside of Berlin, this plugin was just what I needed to get their menus (food and beverages) up quickly.

    The basic workflow of making a menu for food or beverages is quite intuitive, although the concept of menu sections wouldn’t have come to mind for me at first, but it makes perfect sense.

    Creating menu items and sections happens in the default post edit and taxonomy screens, just for custom post types and custom taxonomies, obviously; but you (or your client) don’t have to learn a fancy new interface, it’s pretty default WordPress. So here is what you do:

    1. Create a number of Menu Items; these are your dishes or beverages, like “Pizza Margherita”, or “Salad with Fries”, or “Gin and Tonic” etc.
    2. Create Menu Sections and add your Menu Items to them; this would be „Drinks“ with all your alcoholic beverages, „Pizze“ with all your pizze, „Salads“ with your salads and so on.
    3. Lastly, create the Menu itself and add Menu Sections to it; here you can choose between a single-column or 2-column layout. I picked the single column, but both work well on large and small screens with just basic styling applied. You can drag and drop your sections around until your Menu is done. Voilà!

    Extendability is a dream as far as I needed to customise or extend. You can create custom post type templates to display the entire menu, and the plugin ships with atomic templates for menu items that you can copy to your child theme.

    If you prefer less file requests for better performance like I do, just go to settings and disable any loading of a stylesheet; then copy the styles you need to your child theme as well—took me about .5 minutes.

    I didn’t need to utilise any hooks, but I’m sure you can knock yourself out creating a completely custom client application with this plugin.

    Thanks tons, Nate!

    P.S.: Oh yes, and it now is available in German. 🙂

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