Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video A preview of the final site, part of WordPress DIY: Restaurant Website.
- Before we dive in head first, I thought I'd give you a quick preview of what we'll be working towards. In this course, I'll be building an example website for a food establishment called Nadia's Garden Restaurant. Nadia's Garden Restaurant is a typical small restaurant with a great offering of meals for all ages and a desire to reach a wider audience and build a reputation in the local community and beyond as a great place to have lunch and dinner. To achieve all this, we're going to build a site tailor-made for a restaurant. Because potential guests are likely to come to the front page first, we're going to use a theme that allows detailed control over what is displayed on the front page.
In particular, we need a theme that displays the restaurant location and the food menu on the front page. A restaurant is only as good as its menu, and giving people easy access to the menu and what's available is paramount. Our site will showcase all menu items divided by sections and allows the visitor to take a look at each item in more detail on individual pages. To make it easier for visitors to reserve a table and for the restaurant to take reservations online, the site will have a custom reservation form built right in.
And finally, no site is complete without the standard contact page and contact form. This example project was created to showcase some common features you'd expect to see on a restaurant website, and as we move forward in the course, I want you to use your own content and customize what you learn to fit with your own restaurant or food establishment. Once you're done, you can use this website as your starting point and expand the project further. If you want to familiarize yourself with the final site before continuing, you can visit it at restaurant.wpdiy.net/wp.
And when you're ready, let's start at the beginning and build a great restaurant DIY WordPress site.
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Making a basic content inventory
- Finding a suitable theme
- Adding a food menu page
- Customizing fonts, colors, and navigation
- Adding a contact form and reservations widget with Jetpack
- Testing the site