The Nourish plugin offers next-generation features and further customizations, helping food bloggers who want to take their blog further, and get the most of their time and efforts.
2019 will be the year of user-experience, shifting the focus to making sure your blog is optimized for the user-experience of your visitors. The Nourish plugin makes complying with these changes simple, with options for:
- Foodie Profile
- Toggle navigation before-header
- Toggle fixed navigation
- Additional Image Sizes
- Additional styling
Is your “About Me” located in your sidebar? Chances are that 80% of your visitors never see it and never know who you are. On the mobile version of food blogs, the user-profile sidebar gets pushed below your content – all the way down at the bottom.
Roughly 80% of traffic to food blogs now being driven by mobile. This means that when someone lands on your recipes (typically, 90% of your website traffic), you’re failing to demonstrate “creator expertise”, which negatively affects your E-A-T and page quality.
The Nourish Foodie Profile adds an author box above your posts, explaining who you are and why you’re an expert on the page’s topic.
This is also a great place to put a short call-to-action – whether to sign up for a newsletter, buy your latest cookbook, or join a membership program.
Extra Header Options
Oversized, fancy headers push your content further down the page (“below the fold”), creating a bad user experience and going against best practices for search engines. They’re outdated, and do nothing for your visitors.
Toggle a minified header with the click of a button, putting your mobile menu, logo and search bar in a compact bar at the top of your page.
With the new, minified header, you can also toggle an option to make it “sticky”, so that it scrolls down the page with the reader.
How do you make sure you’ve covered off all your disclosures? The FTC, search engines and ad companies require a number of disclosures when money changes hands, and paid content requires clear disclaimers. Among them:
- sponsored content
The disclosure settings allow you to specify your disclaimers to avoid violating regulations and being penalized. We recommend having all of these on every page of your website, as it doesn’t affect your credibility any more than it does for every website and magazine in existence.
We’ve added styling classes, making customizing your blog easier than ever. Included are:
- feast-round-image: make your images a circle
- feast-vibrant: make your images brighter and more colorful
- feast-vibrant-2x: even brighter and more colorful!
- feast-greyscale: turn images an edgy monochrome color, and restore the color on hover
- feast-chat-bubble: make images and content distinctive with a chat bubble layout
Note that these styling classes affect the display of images on your blog’s front-end, not the back-end, and they don’t actually modify the image. If someone downloads or pins your images, the original file will be used. These do not create additional versions of your image on your host.
Additional Image Sizes
Easily specify the width of images you’d like generated, adding more image options for your srcset, and increasing pagespeed.
Note that this will increase the time it takes for plugins like ShortPixel and WPSmush to process images, and will consume more disk space on your host.
Can I add a feature?
Yes! For a limited time, we’re offering the chance to pay to get a feature you’ve been dying to have, put into priority development. Purchase the Nourish: Add a Feature for $499 and shape the future of food blogging today.
You can always send in a request for something you’d like to see implemented, but we can’t guarantee that it will get added.
The Nourish Plugin is designed to work as-is, and does not include anything not explicitly outlined above.
We have not seen any issues with Jetpack, but expect that it may cause conflicts with some sites.
Membership during BETA is free for Feast Design Co. customers who have purchased a theme over the past 12 months.
- $99/year – Base plugin
- $199/year – Gain access to all Feast themes, and switch at your heart’s content. No refunds (money back guarantee) due to theme files.
You are purchasing a yearly license subscription which grants you access to free updates and priority support.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
With the base plugin, you can cancel any time in the first 30 days for a full refund.
Plans that include access to theme files are not eligible for refunds or the 30-day money back guarantee.
Why is this a separate service from the themes?
Themes are designed to affect the styling, visual aspect of a WordPress blog, which is not supposed to change or receive updates. This means we could invest a flat amount into designing and developing the visual aspect of a theme as long as we expected it to pay for itself eventually.
Plugins are designed to affect the functional part of a WordPress blog, which requires on-going maintenance and development to stay up to date with best practices. This ongoing development costs money, which is not covered by one-time theme purchases.
For more information, see this post.
Over the years our customers have asked repeatedly about making changes to features that were built into the themes with good intentions. However, as best practices changed, the functionality became outdated and our customers fell behind other blogs that had the budget to stay up to date. Without the funding to re-develop these features, updates were few and far between.
In order to continue funding updates and development for the functionality, it has to be moved into a paid plugin with on-going revenue to pay developers. That’s what the Nourish plugin was born for.
But there’s more. One of the most frequent complaints from our customers has been that updating is tedious and difficult and time consuming.
By building the settings into Nourish, this introduces a whole new way to allow customers to preserve their customizations. Now that the functionality lives in the plugin, the themes can be more easily updated for bug fixes (and new design elements from Gutenberg) without undoing some of the major customizations.
With the way that plugins are integrated into WordPress, we can release new features and updates to the plugin and all you need to do is click the “Update” button on the plugins page.