Demos, FAQs, Tutorials and How-tos for the Cravings Pro WordPress Theme.
Note: Updating from a previous version to the most recent version is like installing a new theme altogether, requiring customizations to be redone.
Before starting, read the tutorial on How to launch a food blog.
Below are all the tutorials on getting your new theme set up to appear like our demo.
Basics & Settings
- Cravings Pro FAQ
- How to Update Cravings Pro
- WordPress Settings
- Genesis Theme Settings
- How to install your theme & import demo content
- Add a logo to Cravings Pro
- Setup your Navigation Menu
- Custom fonts with Cravings Pro
- Setup your content archives (grid options)
- Speed & Performance Guide
- Editing CSS, colors, fonts and whitespaces
- Run the regenerate thumbnails plugin
- Remove the “website” field from comments to help avoid spam
Front Page Setup
- Home Page Layout
- Home Top Widget Area (2x oversized “Cravings Pro – Featured Posts”)
- Home Middle Widget Area (3x “Genesis – Featured Page”)
- Home Bottom Widget Area (3x “Cravings Pro – Featured Posts”)
Recipe Index Page Setup
Note: Make sure you noindex the recipe index pages, as well as pages used to create the recipe index.
- Recipe Index Page Layout
- Recipe Index: Filter
- Recipe Index: Content
- How to Create Multiple Recipe Index Pages
Other Widget Areas
- Before Header Widget Area
- Setup Your Nav Social Menu Area
- Setup your Newsletter Opt-in (Genesis eNews Extended)
- Primary Sidebar
- Footer Widget Areas
These aren’t required for getting your theme set up like the demo site, but are things you should do to set yourself up for success:
- How to Add Content to the Category Pages
- Optimize your food blog for search engines
- Expand your functionality with the Feast Plugin!
- How to set a Favicon
- How to use alt text for images (Posts + Pages only)
- Understanding food blog site structure
- Use the Code Snippets Plugin to customize your theme (do not edit theme files)
How do I write a recipe post?
One of the most frustrating things we hear from bloggers is that their content doesn’t rank well. There’s a lot of reasons for this, but the most prominent is that their content is simply not high enough quality.