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Gourmand – Customizations: Logo, Colors and Fonts

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In Gourmand theme many options can be changed and customized from Theme Customizer. You can access the Customizer from Themes Page.

In Site Identity you can upload your own logo image.

In Header Options you can hide the top menu and search form in the header.

In Footer you can change the number of widget columns in the Footer.

Gourmand – How to add Recipe Cards

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Using the new Block Editor?

If you want to add Recipe Cards in your posts, with Ingredients and Directions, like in the demo, we recommend you our new plugin called Recipe Cards Blocks.

Latest version 2.0 includes a new block with Schema support. Read more details here.

Download the plugin for free from wordpress.org.

View plugin documentation.


Recipe Card Plugins with Schema support (Rich Snippets) + Star Ratings

Recipe Card Blocks PRO by WPZOOM

Gourmand – MailChimp Integration and Newsletter Forms

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In Gourmand demo we use the following plugins to add a newsletter bar at the top and a subscription widget on the homepage:

Mailchimp for WordPress – you can use this plugin to connect with your MailChimp account and add a newsletter form on the homepage, like in the demo.

Mailchimp Top Bar – this plugin allows to add a newsletter bar at the top of your website, as in the demo.


Newsletter Form on Homepage

In order to add a newsletter form on the homepage, as in the demo, you need to place your newsletter widget in the Homepage (Middle) widget area:

You can insert there any widget you want, as the theme works great with all of them. It can even be a different widget than a newsletter form.

If you don’t use MailChimp, you can use MailPoet plugin, which also includes a widget.

Below you can see a screenshot of the form used in the demo with the help of Mailchimp for WordPress plugin:


MailChimp Top Bar

If you want to display a top bar to let your visitors subscribe to your newsletter, you will need the Mailchimp Top Bar plugin, which is created by the same developers as Mailchimp for WordPress, so you will need both plugins installed.

You can customize the bar in the Top Bar page:

In the demo we’ve used the following colors:

Bar Color: #000
Button Color: #fff

Gourmand – Recommended Plugins

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Recommended Plugins (free)

NEW! Recipe Card Blocks for Gutenberg – using this free plugin that we’ve developed you can add beautiful recipe cards with Schema Markup (Structured Data) in your theme.

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.

Mailchimp for WordPress – you can use this plugin to connect with your MailChimp account and add a newsletter form on the homepage, like in the demo.

Mailchimp Top Bar – this plugin allows to add a newsletter bar at the top of your website, as in the demo.

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.

Rating-Widget: Star Rating System – a complex free plugin that allows to add rating to each post.

MailPoet Newsletters – a plugin that allows to create and send newsletters to your subscribers. It also includes a widget that you can add in the sidebar or in the post content widget area.


eCommerce Support

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

Breadcrumbs

Using Yoast plugin you can show breadcrumbs in posts and pages. Just make sure to enable the Breadcrumbs feature in the SEO > Search Appearance > Breadcrumbs tab. You can find more details here.

Contact Form Page

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

Newsletter Widget

You can add a newsletter subscription form in widget areas by installing the MailPoet Newsletters plugin (formerly Wysija Newsletters). The plugin is free and also includes a widget called MailPoet Subscription Form

Rating Stars

To add Rating Stars to each post, like in the demo, install and activate the free plugin called Rating-Widget: Star Rating System.


Gourmand – Overview, Demo Content Importer, Quick Specs

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Theme Quick Specs

  • Responsive – Yes
  • Theme Width – 1200px
  • Post Content Width – 800px
  • Sidebar Width – 360px
  • Page Templates – Archives, Full-width, Recipe Index
  • Custom Widgets – Featured Category, Carousel, Recent Posts, Image Box, Popular Posts, Social Icons, Latest Tweets, Instagram

Demo Content Importer

To get quickly the same look of the theme as in the demo see here instructions to Import the Demo Content.

Theme Overview

The theme works best when you display your Latest Posts on front page.

Color Schemes

Color Schemes can be changed from Customizer > Color Scheme.

Customize Colors, Logo, Fonts and other

To Customize different elements of the theme, go to the Appearance > Customizer page.