WEB & TECH / MAR. 02, 2015
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6 Awesome WordPress Plugins for a Restaurant Site


If you own a restaurant, having a well-designed and informative website can greatly enhance your chances of success. In addition, you need to ensure that your website can be accessed using any device. This will make it easier for potential guests to see what you have to offer and make the decision to visit your restaurant. There are several WordPress plugins that can help you enhance the appearance and functionality of your restaurant site:

1. OpenMenu

One of the things that attract people to the restaurant is the menu. The OpenMenu plugin allows you to embed your menus on your WordPress blog or site. In addition, you can share the menus using mobile apps and social media. This plugin comes with several customization options that allow you to alter the appearance of our menus.

2. Basic Google Maps Placemarks

Before customers enjoy what is on your menu, they should be able to find your restaurant first. This plugin allows you to embed a Google map into your WordPress site using a shortcode. These maps come with markers that show the major landmarks in your area. Basic Google Maps Placemarks is internationalized and supports many languages.

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3. Bookings

This plugin is ideal for restaurants and any other business where customers are required to make reservations. You can set the start and end times of your reservations, as well as the reservation maximum and minimum. When someone makes a reservation, you will receive an email notification. You can then choose whether or not to approve the reservations. The premium version of Booking offers integration with various payment gateways, unlimited booking, mobile syncing, multiple configuration options and the ability to export reservations. This plugin supports multiple languages including English, Polish, Greek, Finnish, Spanish, Slovenian, Turkish and Japanese.

4. Easy Restaurant Menu Manager

This plugin allows you to add and update your menus in an attractive and easy to read manner. You can create different categories such as appetizers, desserts and entrees, and set the order in which you want them to appear. For each item in your menu, you can add a description and even price. Easy Restaurant Menu Manager has an extended version that allows you to create multiple menus, create and edit your own icons and upload images on menu items. In addition, it comes with a printer friendly style sheet.

5. easyReservations

This is another awesome plugin that helps you receive, handle and managing reservations. Besides restaurants, it can also be used for conferences, car rentals, appointments, hotels and events. easyReservations comes with great features including an adjustable reservation table, interactive reservations overview, unlimited customizable forms, live price calculations and flexible price filters. You can filter, search and group reservations, as well as choose between weekly, daily or hourly billing. This plugin supports several languages including Turkish, English, German, French, Russian and Italian.

6. Food and Drink Menu

Food and Drink Menu allows you to create a menu and display it in pages, widgets, posts and templates. You can create unlimited menus and add a price and image for each menu item. Legal Disclaimers can be placed in the footer of the menu. This responsive plugin comes with a widget that lets you place your menu on the sidebar.

These are just a few of the plugins which can help enhance your restaurant website. Remember to keep it simple and user friendly.

Do you run a website for your restaurant on WordPress? Do use any of the plugins mentioned above? Your thoughts and comments below...

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