This tutorial is kindly provided by the plugin developer. You can access the full plugin's documentation on this URL: http://myfoodpress.com/documentation/


Getting started with foodpress: adding menu items 

 Follow these simple steps after you have installed the foodPress plugin and have set your desired plugin settings. 

Step 1: 
Click on the ‘Menu Items‘ link on the left side navigation menu to bring up the ‘Menu Items‘ page as seen below and click ‘Add New‘ 



Step 2:  
Enter the name for your Menu 



Step 3:  
Enter your menu item Description into the ‘Description‘ box and follow the screen down to enter your ‘Short Description‘ as well. 

 

Step 4:  
Now you can see multiple values for Price, Spicy Level, Vegetarian Status and the Nutritional Information. ALL of these items are OPTIONAL and if you decide not to put a value, the item will be hidden from the frontend. 




Step 5:  
If you would like to display the ingredients of the Menu Item, you have the option to do so in the ‘Ingredients’ text box. You can format this tex any way you like. See example below: 




Step 6: 
Select what type of Meal, Dish or create your own custom Dish or Meal type as well on the right hand column as seen below. When you are all done, press the PUBLISH button and you will have now created a Menu Item.




Adding a menu to your site



Alright, let’s add a menu to your site!

 

Step 1:

If you haven’t already added menu items to your site, you may want to do that first by reading this article here; If you are ready to go, let’s read on.

 

 

Step 2:

If you are planning on using an existing Page to insert your menu onto, you can skip to step 3. If you need to create a Menu Page, let’s do that now. Click on ‘Pages > Add New‘ on your left side navigation menu.

 

 

Step 3:

Once you have added a new Page, name it whatever you’d like, for this example I named the page ‘Dinner Menu’ (see below)



 

 

Step 4:

To insert your basic styled foodPress menu, you can simply insert the following shortcode into your text area:

 

 

 [add_foodpress_menu]

 

 

Or you can use the shortcode generator (Purple Icon) to customize the layout and look of your menu as seen below:



 

 Tip: 


If you need to have menu items that do not link to anything, i.e. do not open a lightbox with item's details, then select "Do not link to anything" in the User Interaction drop down list.


 



Step 5:

That is how you insert the menu into your site/page. You can do this on as many pages as you like, and can use the shortcode generator to style each menu as many different ways as you like too. If you want to learn how to use the shortcode menu generator, you can do so by visiting this article here.