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Foodica Lite

Theme Quick Specs

  • Responsive – Yes
  • Theme Width – 1140px
  • Post Content Width – 750px
  • Sidebar Width – 365px

Looking for More Features?
Check out Foodica PRO →

Foodica Lite vs. Foodica PRO

Homepage Slider Setup

This theme uses the Featured Content module from the Jetpack plugin to setup the slider. Visit jetpack.me to read more about Jetpack and how to install it.

After installing and activating the Jetpack plugin follow these steps:

1. Add a new post or modify an existing one and give this post a ‘featured‘ tag and add a featured image.
2. Go to Customizer > Featured Content and set your tag in the Tag Name field. You can also use a different tag.

If you have difficulties connecting Jetpack plugin on your website, see here more details.

Foodica PRO Video Tutorial

Recommended Plugins (free)

NEW! Recipe Card Blocks for Gutenberg – if you’re using the Gutenberg editor, you will need this plugin in order to be able to add blocks like Ingredients, Directions and Recipe Details.

Social Icons Widget – free plugin that allows you to create a list of your social profiles. You’ll need it to add social icons from the top menu bar.

Instagram Widget – another free plugin created by us which you can use to add a scroller with your Instagram photos in the Footer, like in the demo. Make sure to set the space between images in the settings to 0.

Jetpack – a free plugin that includes numerous features that you can active to add extra functionalities in the theme. Recommended features to activate: Related Posts, Tiled Galleries, Carousel.

Google Rich Snippets Plugins

If you need Structured Data support we recommend you to install a free plugin and use it to add new recipes:
Tasty Recipesour recommendation!
All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets
Easy Recipe
WP Ultimate Recipe

Read on our Blog: 4 Best WordPress Recipe Card Plugins for Food Blogs

eCommerce Support

To enable the eCommerce feature in the theme, you’ll need to install the free WooCommerce plugin.

Contact Form Page

To add a contact form to a page like in the demo simply install the WPForms plugin by following these instructions.

Social Icons in the Header like Demo

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Social Icons in the top menu bar from the header can be added using Social Icons widget (free plugin created by WPZOOM). Once you install the plugin, activate it, go to Widgets page, and add the Social Icons by WPZOOM widget to the Header Social Icons widget area.
Make sure to select the Color Icon/No Background Icon Style.

Recipe Shortcodes

Recipe Card Blocks for Gutenberg – NEW

We’ve released a new plugin for the Gutenberg Editor to help you to add Blocks with recipe details much easier.
Download the plugin for free from wordpress.org.

How to Make a Sticky/Featured Post

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To make a post larger than others, and display it first in the list, just mark it as Sticky by checking the option Stick this post to the front page from the Publish box when you edit a post. This option appears after clicking the Edit link next to Visibility

Add Related Posts, Tiled Galleries and other Jetpack Features

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Numerous features can be added quickly in the theme from Jetpack Plugin: Tiled Galleries, Related Posts, Extra Sidebar Widgets, etc.

Recommended Jetpack Features:

Related Posts
Carousel
Extra Sidebar Widgets
Post by Email
Tiled Galleries

If you need help installing and activating these features, please see this tutorial: Getting started with Jetpack.

Here’s how you can create a Tiled Mosaic Gallery:

Widgets

To add widgets in this theme, access Appearance -> Widgets menu, and drag widgets to your widgetized areas to activate them.

Widgets Structure in Demo

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FAQ

How do I change summary content (Excerpt) for a post?

On editing page of a post, look for a field called Excerpt. You can add here summaries for your posts each time you want to adjust manually the length of text which appears in Slider, Recent Articles, Post Archives or when you simply want to have a different text than the automatically picked excerpt.

How can I change the number of posts on homepage?

  1. Go to Settings > Reading
  2. Find Blog pages show at most option, and change the number of posts.

 

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Last updated on December 4, 2018
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