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Adding Cinch to your Wordpress website

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How to get started with the WordPress plugin

  1. Install and activate the WordPress plugin
  • From within WordPress, go to the Plugins section and click on Add New
  • Search by gloriafood and our plugin will show up
  • Click on Install Now and wait a few seconds
  • Click on Activate (it shows once installation is finished)

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  1. Login to your Cinch account

With the plugin installed a new entry will show up in the WordPress navigation, called Menu - Ordering - Reservations. Click on it.

Now we need to connect a Cinch account with your WordPress website:

  • Click on I already have a restaurant account and login.

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  1. Publish the ordering and table reservation buttons
  • Under Menu - Ordering - Reservations, go to Publishing to reveal the two buttons and their corresponding shortcodes.
  • Copy the shortcodes and paste them where you want the buttons to appear on your website.

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How to publish the buttons in pages or blog posts

  • For pages and blog posts you can use directly the Menu - Ordering - Reservations button which you can find in the editor:

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  • Simply click on that and select the button you want to include in your page:

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  • After inserting both button codes, it should look like this:

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  • Preview the changes and you’ll see the button on your page.

 

How to publish the buttons in the navigation

To accomplish this you need a plugin that allows you to add shortcodes to the navigation. Here’s how to do it using the Shortcode in Menus plugin.

  • Install and activate the Shortcode in Menus plugin.
  • Go to the Menus page under Appearance.
  • Click on Screen Options and check the Shortcodes box.

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  • Having that done, the Shortcode section becomes available.
  • Copy paste the shortcode for the button you want to add in the navigation and add it to the menu.

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Depending on your theme, your navigation will look something like this:

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Since the ordering button generates revenue, we highly recommend that you make it stand out in the navigation.

So if possible, leave it as it is, a big orange button (orange is a very good colour for conversion). But if you cannot make it work in this default design, you can use this shortcode instead:

[restaurant-menu-and-ordering class="glf-btn-basic" ruid="xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx"]

Please note that we’ve added

class="glf-btn-basic"

in the shortcode, which will produce this result:

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If none of the above options work for your website (design wise) then you can:

  • Leave the class attribute empty to inherit the parent’s class:
class=""
  • Or just use a custom class of yours: 
class="your_class_name"

 

How to add the buttons to the sidebar or footer

The buttons are available as widgets so that you can easily add them to the sidebar or footer.

  • Go to Appearance Widgets
  • Find the widget called Menu - Ordering - Reservations and add it to the sidebar or footer.

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  • In the small settings area, choose whether you want both buttons to appear or only one of them

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Please note that you can add this widget the container as many times you want.

One last thing: if you want your buttons to have a special CSS in the sidebar or footer, click on Custom CSS class and pass the name of your custom class, like:

class=”your-class-name”

 

How to customize the buttons

  • The easiest way to customize the buttons is to go to the Publishing screen and click on Customize:

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  • It will open this popup that allows you to change things like button text and color, font size and colour, border radius and padding. Like this:

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Please note that the style changes of the See Menu & Order / Table reservations buttons apply to all the buttons that were added using the shortcodes provided above.

 

Advanced tips:

  • If you want your button to use the same style of your other buttons in the theme, you can pass a class name in the shortcode below:
[restaurant-menu-and-ordering class="your_class_name" ruid="xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx"]

Like in this example:

[restaurant-menu-and-ordering class="glf-btn-basic" ruid="xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx"]
  • If you want to strip the button of its default style and just let it inherit the parent’s style, leave the class attribute empty, like this:
[restaurant-menu-and-ordering class="" ruid="xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx"]
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