Have you ever avoided updating your theme because it was difficult, time consuming, and you were afraid of losing your changes?
Do you know that your blog is being penalized because it's outdated, but updating is a hassle?
We've heard you.
The Feast Plugin introduces features to replace theme configurations, which we can keep up to date through regular plugin updates and built to modern standards.
- Designed to look great
- Designed to for SEO
- Designed with accessibility in mind
- Designed with pagespeed in mind
- One-click updates
- Pagespeed-friendly mobile menu
- Featured images for categories
- Modern Homepage built with blocks
- Modern Footer built with blocks
- Modern Recipe index built with blocks
- One-click fixes for common WordPress issues
Update Without Reinstalling
The Feast Plugin will make updating your theme simpler, by providing theme-replacement functionality that can be kept up-to-date without having to reinstall your theme.
Save Plugin Customizations
Customizations done with the plugin settings are saved between theme changes and plugin updates.
Unlock Next-Gen Features
We're building out next-generation features that are compatible with the block editor.
All new features will be built into the plugin moving forward, instead of the themes, so that we can update them as necessary over time.
For a limited time, subscribing to the Feast Plugin grants you access to all 5 Feast Design Co. themes, including:
- Foodie Pro v.4.4.0
- Brunch Pro v.4.4.0
- Cook'd Pro v.4.4.0
- Seasoned Pro v.4.4.0
- Cravings Pro v.4.4.0
Here's what you should know
- The plugin lives alongside your current theme and enhances it, it does not replace the theme
- Theme updates are still required for certain issues, but we've been able to deliver approximately 90% of updates via the plugin, instead of requiring a theme update
- We expect to replace 99% of the theme functionality with updated versions by end of 2020
Normally priced at $199/year for the plugin and access to themes, we're offering an early subscriber price of $149/year including the plugin and all themes. You can cancel the subscription at any time to avoid being re-billed.
2020 And Beyond
2019 was the year of user-experience (UX), shifting the focus to making sure your blog is optimized for the user-experience of your visitors.
2020 is the year of focus (20/20), streamlining settings and layouts so that your blog stays hyper-focused on what's important: creating high quality recipes.
The Feast plugin makes complying with these changes simple, with options for:
- Toggle: Navigation Before / After Header
- Toggle: Previous + Next on Posts
- Edit Post Info
- Category Featured Images
- Pagespeed-friendly Retina Logo
- Add Yoast Breadcrumbs
- Configurations audit (in development)
- Remove link from comment dates
- Remove the “website” field from the comments form
- Remove "website" link from existing comments
- From entry-meta from post footer
- Modern Mobile Menu
- Customize the "Leave a Reply" text
- Simple Category Index
- Edit Body Font Size
- Advanced "Jump To" Links
- Modern Thumbnail Sizes
- Modern Post Image Sizes
- Modern Homepage also see:
- Modern Recipe Index
- Modern Footer
- Disable Social Pug pinning on non-post pages
Modern Mobile Menu
The navbar for the modern mobile menu drastically improves above-the-fold content being displayed, improving pagespeed scores.
This is a more user-friendly experience.
Feast Simple Recipe Index Block
This provides much more flexibility in how to design and layout your key pages, and let's you fill them with more unique content, increasing the quality.
Feast Simple Category Index Block
The FSCI block leverages the Simple Category Index to visually display categories.
This helps to:
- improve site structure and reducing the click depth of categories and posts
- visually see how your page looks in the editor as well as the front end
You can customize the Modern Homepage in any way you want to match your brand, without needing to change your theme. Check out the Modern Homepage Styling Guide:
Configuration Audit (in development)
Have you followed the hundreds of updates and articles put out by Google, Yoast, WP Rocket, WordPress, Genesis and Feast over the years? If not, your blog settings may be holding you back.
The configuration audit checks your settings against current best practices, which are regularly reviewed and updated here at Feast, and notifies you when your settings should be updated.
The Feast Plugin is designed to work as-is, and does not include anything not explicitly outlined above.
The Feast Plugin is a subscription service:
- $99/year - Early bird pricing until May 15, 2020
- $149/year - May 15th to around December 2020
$199/yearLimited Time: $149/year - Gain access to the Feast Plugin, plus all 5 Feast Design Co. themes, and switch at your heart's content. No refunds (or money back guarantee) due to theme files being non-refundable.
You are purchasing a yearly license subscription which grants you access to plugin updates and priority support.
- Genesis Framework (not included)
- Theme from FeastDesignCo (for some of the features, but not all)
- Hosting with:
- Valid version of PHP (7.2 and later)
- SSL active
- Not hosted on WordPress.com, and Jetpack not enabled
This is a digital product, so there are no refunds for any reason.
You can cancel your subscription at any time and you'll retain access until your year is complete. Canceling the subscription does not initiate a refund.
Canceled subscriptions lose access to the grandfathered subscription price. If you originally sign up at $99/year and cancel, you'll need to sign up at the current price ($149/year or $199/year).
We'll answer questions as they arise via the Feast Plugin FAQ.
Features and functionality may change as they're developed. Some statements are forward-looking plans, and not guaranteed to be implemented or maintained long-term.
The plugin is developed under the "release early, release often" software philosophy. This enables us to quickly release a new feature, and iterate on it over time based on requests.
- 4.9.6 - in development
- Resolve URL conflict with support page
- Accessibility: updated styling to identify currently focused item for keyboard navigation
- 4.9.5 - October 11, 2020
- Update the Modern Footer to use a proper up arrow for "↑ back to top" link
- Add admin bar configuration checks for the current page
- Add admin bar links to Pagespeed Insights for checking pagespeed
- Add admin bar links to wave.webaim.org for checking accessibility
- Added support for text-to-fraction conversion on WPRM's print recipe card (Tasty Recipes previously supported)
- 4.9.2 - October 8, 2020
- Updated desktop version of Modern Mobile Menu to display full-width
- Bug fix for fractions to resolve URL/image conflicts
- 4.9.0 - September 25, 2020
- Updated Modern Mobile Menu panel to resolve scrolling issue at 200% browser magnification
- Added BETA for displaying star ratings in FSRI block
- 4.8.3 - September 21, 2020
- Add support for changing the image size in the FSCI block
- Add audit to admin bar on posts, checking for proper configurations
- 4.8.0 - September 18, 2020
- Feast Plugin moved to its own menu for consistency
- Automatic: overrides category image settings with the default image size for the FSRI block
- 4.7.0 - September 4, 2020
- Modern Footer released
- Fix for WP Rocket lazyloading image size bug
- Re-enable toggle for disabling WordPress auto update UI
- Update Modern Footer block editor styling to more closely match front-end
- 4.6.3 - August 13, 2020
- Removed incompatible setting from Cravings Pro + Seasoned Pro
- Added warning when Modern Mobile Menu logos haven't been properly set
Added toggle to disable WordPress 5.5 automatic updatestemporarily removed for further testing
- Minor updates for WordPress 5.5 block editor styling updates
- Fix for modern homepage author block
- Added clarification for Modern Mobile Menu logos
- 4.6.1 - August 10, 2020
- add data-pin-nopin="true" to Modern Mobile Menu
- note: everyone should be using "force pinning hidden image" and not enabling the "Pinterest button" for all images
- 4.6.0 - August 7, 2020
- Modern Footer BETA released for testing - public version should be ready by end of the month
- 4.5.4 - August 5, 2020
- 4.5.1 - July 31, 2020
- 4.5.0 - July 29, 2020
- 4.4.0 - July 28, 2020
- Advanced Jump To Block to replace the Advanced Jump To Shortcode
- 4.3.3 - July 24, 2020
- Added inline errors to the FSCI block, visible to logged in admins only
- 4.3.1 - July 19, 2020
- Add support for using page IDs in the "Post IDs" section of the FSRI Block - you can now display pages using the FSRI Block.
- 4.3.0 - July 18, 2020
- per-page CSS in the block editor
- 4.2.1 - July 6, 2020
- Accessibility: reorder Modern Mobile Menu close button
- 4.2.0 - July 1, 2020
- Accessibility: remove aside markup from navigation menu
- 4.1.7 - June 18, 2020
- Add Mobile Menu Navbar rendering optimization
- Add item to Recipe Update Checklist
- Resolve encoding issue for Jump to Links on some hosts (Thanks Kari!)
- Add support for custom wrapper classes to FSRI block
- Accessibility updates for Modern Mobile Menu:
- move to header
- update alt attribute for navbar
- add aria-label
- resolve :focus issue on logo
- 4.1.5 - June 9, 2020
- Add the FSRI block
- 4.1.3 - May 27, 2020
- Add post ID to admin bar when viewing post for FSRI display specific posts attribute
- Initial testing for configurations audit page
- Added support for tasty recipe card in the Advanced Jump To Links
- Added Yoast Meta Description check to Recipe Update Checklist
- 4.1.2 - May 20, 2020
- Updates to Recipe Update Checklist
- 4.1.0 - May 10, 2020
- Added: Recipe Update Checklist
- 4.0.9 - May 5, 2020
- 4.0.8 - April 24, 2020
- Use "medium" thumbnail as fallback if WPRM or Create thumbnails not available (not: they will be irregularly sized if not following the modern featured images guidelines)
- Add feast-recipe-index class to replace feast-category-index (not yet removed) class on fsri shortcode
- Added feast-image-round styling for WebP (not recommended or supported)
- Updated vertical spacing between FSRI rows
- Added list_class="feast-grid-full" styling for sidebar usage
- 4.0.6 - April 13, 2020
- change default image size to (easier) drop-down menu
- 4.0.4 - April 9, 2020
- Emoji test area for Advanced Jump To troubleshooting, on settings page
- Added editor styles for author box (to be announced)
- Tutorial: convert the recipe index to a category index
- Fixed WordPress 5.4.0 search input styling bug
- 4.0.3 - April 7, 2020
- Add default image_size setting to plugin settings page
- 4.0.2 - April 2, 2020
- Added fsci shortcode as alternative to the feast-simple-category-index shortcode
- Categories will now display in the order they're specified in the fsci shortcode
- fsri shortcode will automatically display in the order they're specified in the fsri shortcode, when using the id="111,222,333,444" attribute
- Yoast breadcrumbs automatically removed from homepage
- 4.0.0 - March 30, 2020
Past updates can be found on the Feast Plugin changelog page.