How fitting is it that this month last year, I launched my very first genesis child theme and now after one trip around the sun, Foodie has grown and evolved into so much more. Not only has Foodie enjoyed the #1 position for best-selling themes at Studiopress since it made it’s debut as a third-party theme in January, but it has brought me so much closer to seeing what food bloggers really need.
When I set out to overhaul the design and code for Foodie Pro, I made it my goal to figure out how to infuse more flexibility into the theme. And when I approached my go-to developer and auditor, Rob Neu, with my vision–he certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact, because of Rob, Foodie Pro is even more robust than I could have ever imagined before seeing it with my own eyes.
Here’s the run-down of the most noticeable changes:
- NEW Customizer options for color, typography, and grid archives
- NEW Foodie Pro Featured Posts Widget for flexible options on Home and Recipe pages
- Updated design & code
- New widget areas for strategic opt-ins and ads
- Added option to import demo widgets with the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin
Already using Foodie?
I want you to understand that an entire team of people have worked months to make this update happen. And because it has taken so much of an investment, I had originally planned to sell it as a separate theme.
But, after some soul searching and seeking the wisdom of others who are much more experienced than I am, I’ve made the decision to offer a FREE UPDATE for all existing Foodie users.
The Foodie Pro download is already available in your account at shaybocks.com. And it should be available for Studiopress customers within a few days. Please be aware that Foodie Pro is so different from the original Foodie that you will need to set it up as if you had bought a totally separate theme. The tutorials we’ve put together should give you everything you need to get up and going quickly.
Garnish enrollment is in sight
Just as exciting–the Garnish beta round is almost complete, which means that open enrollment is coming. I am expanding the program to offer three separate packages. The Garnish Basic option will include instant access to the course materials for those weekend warriors or for anyone who doesn’t want to be chained to a course schedule. The Garnish Course option will be a more refined yet thorough version of our beta round, where you’ll get all of the materials and collaboration, support, and feedback. I also wanted to add a little something more for participants who want to take the skills they learn in this course and use them to build their own businesses. The Garnish Pro option will include a bonus module with biz insights and secrets as well as 3 weeks of group coaching. Enrollment begins October 1!
Looking for the right recipe plugin?
I got an insider tip that the Rich Recipes Plugin is going to be breaking barriers with primo code and great options for food bloggers. I’d keep my eyes on this one. You can request to join the beta through their website.