Appetite

Appetite is an elegant, modern theme for restaurants, cafes, and food bloggers.


Activating Your License

Our premium products come with a license key, which is needed in case you want to receive automatic updates and support for as long as your license is valid. While premium products are fully functional without entering a license key, you won’t get notifications about updates in your WordPress dashboard.

So, it’s better to keep it active to gain access to security updates, bug fixes and new features. Learn how to locate your license key and activate it.


Recommended Plugins

We highly recommend to install Jetpack plugin which provides powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users. Jetpack is developed by Automattic, the makers of WordPress.com.

After the plugin was installed and activated, you will be asked to connect to WordPress.com. If you don’t have a WordPress.com account, you can create one. It’s totally free and easy. Note, it does not force you to build a site on WordPress.com.

The reason you should connect to WordPress.com is because many of Jetpack modules are integrated with specific robust functionality of that platform.


Setting Up The Static Front Page

When you first activate Appetite on a new site, your homepage displays posts in a traditional blog format. If you’d like to use the Front Page Template instead, create or edit a page, assign it to the Front Page Template, and then follow these steps.

Please note, in order to see front page options in the Customizer, your static front page has to be set up. Otherwise, these options will be hidden.


Customizing Front Page

The Front Page template has six sections:

  • Featured Content Slideshow
  • Featured Page #1
  • Featured Page #2
  • Featured Page #3
  • Recent Blog Posts
  • Random Testimonials

All sections are optional except the Featured Content section.

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Featured Content Slideshow

The Featured Content Slideshow is only available for the Front Page template. To use it, be sure you’ve set up a static front page and a separate blog page using the steps above.

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Featured Content is displayed based on a tag you select:

  1. Navigate to Appearance → Customize → Featured Content.
  2. Add the tag you’ll use to designate which pages should be displayed in the slideshow to the text field below the Tag name label. (For example, “featured” or “slideshow.”).
  3. Add this tag to the Pages you want to display in the Homepage Slider.
  4. You can have display different post summary lengths by using the More Tag. By default, “Read More” will appear as the text for the link, but you can change it to any title you want.
Note: This feature requires Jetpack plugin installed on your website.

Featured Pages #1, #2 and #3

These sections are optional. There are two ways to display your content in these sections; you can either have a grid layout or a regular layout.

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Grid Layout

  1. Head to Appearance → Customize → Theme Options → Front Featured Page #1, Front Featured Page #2 or Front Featured Page #3.
  2. Under Featured Page, select the page that has child pages from the dropdown list.
  3. Under Section Layout, choose a layout for your grid from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Save & Publish at the top of your screen to save the changes.

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Regular Layout

  1. Head to Appearance → Customize → Theme Options → Front Featured Page #1, Front Featured Page #2 or Front Featured Page #3.
  2. Under Featured Page, select a regular page from the dropdown list.
  3. Under Content Position, choose the position for your page content from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Save & Publish at the top of your screen to save the changes.

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Recent Blog Posts

This section is optional. In order to display it, make it visible via the Customizer:

  1. Head to Appearance → Customize → Theme → Front Recent Blog Posts.
  2. Check Display Recent Blog Posts.
  3. By default, this section displays the title “Recent News” above the posts. You can edit this by adding your own title into the text field under Section Title.
  4. Specify how many posts you want to show per page under the Number of posts to show label.
  5. Choose a layout from the dropdown list under Section Layout.
  6. Click Save & Publish at the top of your screen to save the changes.

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Recent Testimonials

This section is optional. In order to display Testimonials section, you need to make it visible in the Customizer:

  1. Head to Appearance → Customize → Theme → Front Testimonials.
  2. Check Display Testimonials. If left checked then five random testimonials will be shown on the Front Page template.
  3. Click Save & Publish at the top of your screen to save the changes.

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Setting Up The Full-Width Template

Create or edit a page, and assign it to the Full-Width Page template from the Page Attributes box.


Setting Up The Grid Page Template

  1. Create or edit a page, and assign it to the Grid Page template from the Page Attributes box.
  2. The Grid Page template displays all child pages of the page, in a grid. Learn more about creating sub-pages (or child pages).
  3. The Featured image, the title, and content from each sub-page creates a grid item. If you want to have a sub-title then you need to add a caption to your featured image. You can have display different post summary lengths by using the More Tag.

Custom Menu

Appetite comes with two Custom Menu locations:

  • Primary menu – located next to your site title.
  • Social menu – displayed in two locations: in the toggle sidebar and at the bottom of your site.

Modify your menu items under Appearance → Menus.

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Social Menu

Appetite automatically displays links to your social media profiles as icons, using a Custom Menu. The Social Menu will be located in the toggle sidebar and footer area.

Social Menu (Toggle Sidebar)
Social Menu (Toggle Sidebar)
Social Menu (Footer)
Social Menu (Footer)

Supported social media sites include:


Setting the Sidebar Position

If the sidebar is active, it will be displayed on the right by default. You can also choose to move it to the left.

  1. Navigate to Appearance → Customize → Theme → General Options.
  2. Select your option from the dropdown list under the Sidebar Position label.
  3. Click Save & Publish.

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Widget Areas

Appetite offers two widget areas, which can be configured in Appearance → Widgets.


Testimonials

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With Appetite, you can add testimonials easily by going to Testimonials → Add New in your dashboard. Testimonials are composed of the testimonial text, the name of the person, and an image (which can be added as a Featured image).

All testimonials are displayed on a testimonial archive page. The testimonial archive page can be found at http://yoursite.com/testimonial/ (replace http://yoursite.com/ with your own site URL).

Please note: the URL for the testimonial archive page must end with /testimonial/ (as shown in the example above) for the page to display testimonials properly.

You can add the testimonial archive to a Custom Menu, using a custom link.

Note: This feature requires Jetpack plugin installed on your website.

Food Menus

Appetite gives you an easy way to manage and showcase food menus on your site by going to Food Menus in your Dashboard:

  1. Navigate to Food Menus → Menu Sections to add sections to your food menu.
  2. In order to add a menu item, head to Food Menus → Add One Item.
  3. Add the menu title and description, set a featured image and price, and then select Menu Section for your menu item.
  4. Publish your menu item when you are ready.

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You can reorder the food menu items at any time by dragging and dropping them up and down.

Once you’ve added food menu items, simply create a new page and assign it to the Menu Page template from the Page Attributes pane.

In order to have two columns layout, your sidebar has to be inactive. You can hide widgets in your Menu Template by using Widget Visibility feature. Simply choose “Hide”, and for the “Page” select your menu page. Make sure to repeat this step for all your widgets in the sidebar.

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Note: This feature requires Jetpack plugin installed on your website.

Adding Custom Footer Text

Appetite allows to show a custom footer text which will appear next to the copyright text (year and site name) at the bottom of the page. To add a custom footer text, head to Appearance → Customize → Theme Options → General Options and enter your text in the box below the Footer Text label.

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