I am setting up a website for a client who is running a restaurant using WordPress. I need to implement their menu somehow – What would be the easiest and most neat way to do that?
Simply by using a table, using somekind of plugin for the purpose or by inserting the menu as an image?
I would like to hear some suggestions. Thanks.
Funny, just a week ago I was in a restaurant with my family and idea came to my mind about the good plugin for restaurants which would serve to easily create menus.
I am working on a theme now so I have no time, but I searched for it and couldn’t find the nice solution.
This seemed to me like a promising solution but it looks like it’s not supported anymore and has some big problems: http://codecanyon.net/item/customizable-wordpress-restaurant-menu/163855
The idea of the plugin is good and I think I could use that for different projects. Too bad it isn’t supported any longer.
Also, I am not able to develop a plugin myself.
I would think the easiest and neatest way to do this is to create a taxonomy for the menu/menu groups. Then setup links to the taxonomy categories (breakfast, lunch, appetizers, etc) through the website menu/sidebars. At that point all you would just need to add menu items like they were blog articles and style the archive pages to looks like a menu. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a menu plugin and I imagine it would be difficult to create a generic menu plugin since there are so many different types of restaurants that need to be taken into consideration – all of which would require different options and designs.
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