We generally have 3 different entry-points for people looking to get their site updated with best practices for:
- user experience
With the Feast Plugin, you get access to all 5 themes, and all themes are functionally identical and the only decision about which theme to choose is based purely on aesthetics.
This will help you decide which is right for you:
If you plan to run your site as a hobby and never monetize, you should focus on minimizing expenses and that this will always be a money sink. We are not a good fit for hobby blogs.
The bare minimum you need from a theme is covered in "New":
New (0-12 months)
The fastest and easiest way to start.
According to our how to launch a food blog guide, your only focus for the first 12 months should be publishing 100+ high quality, keyword-researched recipe posts.
The Feast Plugin Starter offers the same modern setup as the full Feast Plugin, with best practices locked in place so that you don't have to worry about technical configurations.
What this means: you can't change the Feast Plugin settings without upgrading.
The Starter Site White Glove creates a clone of one of our demo sites with everything already set up, so that you don't have to spend time setting up a site yourself.
All of this means that you skip the time-consuming, confusing, wasteful process of configuring the technical parts of your site so that you can focus on the only thing that matters for a food blog: making recipes.
See the monetization roadmap for rough estimates on the average time it takes to monetize.
Established (12+ months)
Bring your existing site up to modern best practices.
The Feast Plugin is the result of 8+ years of continuous development and improvements on our themes, resulting in a recipe site setup that just works. We deliver updates and functionality via the plugin to ensure your site is always compliant with current SEO, mobile, pagespeed and accessibility best practices.
The Theme + Plugin Setup will get all of the site set up for you, an introductory screenshare, and provide tutorials on how to use and configure the various parts.
- $250 discount available for BigScoots customers
- $499 discount available for BigScoots + NerdPress customers
Pro (already monetized)
When it needs a little more attention.
The Full Site White Glove Conversion offers more custom options during the migration process, to ensure that your site matches the current set up as much as possible to avoid interruptions and fluctuations that come with changing themes. It finishes with a 1-hour walk-through training screenshare with Skylar to make sure you're comfortable with the new setup.
The Feast+ subscription grants access to further customizations and support to ensure that what you're changing is as compliant with current SEO, accessibility, pagespeed and mobile best practices as possible.
We use a "branding" based framework to ensure your site looks and behaves similarly on the homepage, category pages and recipe posts.
See the documentation about accessibility.
There are no refunds, ever, for any reason. See the refund policy and reasoning here.