35 Free and Premium Food and Recipe WordPress Themes

Different kinds of websites need different site treatments. You cannot run a business website on a social media site template or a gaming website on a portfolio template. Similarly if you want to run a website related to food and recipe you need a theme which is built that way.

Below we present you with 35 free and premium food related WordPress themes which will help you create better websites to serve your food hungry audience.

You can click on the respective links below and you will be taken to the particular web pages. There you will get the option to view the demo version and if you like that you can download the themes therein.

Free WordPress Themes

1. My Recipe

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2. Kitchener

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3. Happt dining

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4. Wondred

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5. Bon Appetit

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6. Black Wine

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7. Organic Food

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8. Recipes Magazine WordPress Theme

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9. Light Cafe

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10. E Menu

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11. Kniefeast

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12. Thanksgiving

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13. Grilling and Barbecue WordPress Theme

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14. Caffeine WordPress Theme

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15. Cooking Secrets WordPress Theme

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16. Zylyz

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17. Healthy Diet

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18. Organic Food

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19. Restaurant Pro

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20. Happy Food

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21. Herbal Medicines WP

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22. Lobster’s Reviews WordPress Theme

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Premium WordPress Themes

23. Magdalena

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Demo & Download

24. Food Recipes

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25. Cooking Press

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26. Delicious Magazine

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27. My Cuisine Restaurant

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28. Innov8tive Theme

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29. Foodie Theme

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30. Handmade Two

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31. Taste of Japan

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32. Ingredients

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33. Ristorante Responsive

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34. Food Press

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35. Creative Cakes Bakery Theme

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Author Bio: Jason is a full time freelancer who enjoys every minute of his work. He is enthusiastic in experimenting with different plugins related to WordPress, PHP and lot many. In his free time he works for WordPress hosting provider.

 

Web Design for Your Travel and Tourism Blog

You’ve seen the world, and now you want to share your travels and photo albums with the world. Like any journey, the scariest part of this process is getting into blogging. With a wide variety of free blogging platforms available on the Internet, it’s easy for your travel blog to get lost in the shuffle. This guide is designed to help you develop an easy-to-navigate and eye-catching blog that will help you attract and maintain followers.

Palette and Theme

It goes without saying that your travel blog should look the part. More specifically, it should immediately relay what sort of destinations and content your audience can expect to see at a glance. Are you an avid hiker traveling the world to find the best trails? Consider making a site with earthy hues and a visual motif that involves sylvan paths, boots, and perhaps even the textured canvas of your favorite backpack. Are you more of a beach bum? Stick with a sunny palette that relies heavily on yellows, blues, and even teals. Flip flops and sunglasses immediately bring up beach images as well.

It’s important that your visual design reflect the content of your blog. Bright colors and multiple textures will help you attract page views, and relaying the immediate goal of your blog—even if you’re using simple website templates—will make viewers more likely to explore your site and what it has to offer.

Frontload the Visuals

Naturally, we’re visual creatures, and traveling, in particular, is often done for the purpose of seeing the sights. With this in mind, you should plan to use a template or design that is picture heavy. Frontload those beautiful beaches and winding trails, and make sure that there are quite a few images of them on your page. That being said, you don’t want to oversaturate your homepage with visuals to the degree that you forget the content. An image could easily be transformed into a map of links, allowing your viewers to access essential pages quickly and easily. With photo editing software, you can superimpose text over the images to entice your audience to click them.

Make It Navigable

As a traveler, you know that there’s nothing more frustrating than getting lost. Keep this in mind as you’re designing your site. You want the important information about you and your favorite vacation destinations to be accessible. You’ll also want to consider making your website responsive, so it can be easily accessed by mobile devices without the hassle of oversized images and long load times. Remember that your visitors may be navigating your page with both mouse clicks and touchscreens; your links should be sizeable as a result.

Social Media Buttons

When possible, always incorporate “like” or “share” buttons on your blog entries. These social media buttons will help your followers advertise your blog for you, netting you valuable additional viewers. In addition to these buttons, you’ll also want to incorporate an RSS feed button to allow your audience to follow you on their readers.

 

The Good, the bad and the ugly – A look at web design in 2013

If you use the internet for work, leisure or both, you’ll probably already know that there is a huge variation in the quality of sites on the web, with some offering a perfectly tailored user experience and others resembling something a toddler might come up with in a rush.

Knowing what is good and what is bad in the world of web design isn’t just interesting, it’s crucial if you want to ensure that your own website doesn’t fall into the same old design traps.

So if you’re trying to work out the good from the bad and the downright ugly, here’s what to look out for.

What is good web design?

As every website is built to cater to a different target audience and to achieve different results, it’s impossible to define a standard for good web design.

However, broadly speaking you know you’re on a well-designed site when you can use it easily and intuitively, with everything loading quickly, working well and providing you with the information that you were looking for.

In fact, good web design, like most well made things, often goes unnoticed, as visitors can navigate and use the site instinctively, without having to think too much about it.

What is bad web design?

Bad web design on the other hand is all too easy to spot, with poorly designed layouts, clashing colours and navigational systems that you’d need an atlas to work your way through.

It could be argued that design is judged by the be-holder and that is technically true, although we would have to say that a website should be both beautiful and functional, websites such as Vogue accomplish this extremely well.

WordPress

Where most websites were once designed by professionals, the advent of WordPress is now allowing more and more amateurs to try their hand at web design, causing a host of good, bad and ugly sites to hit the web.

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Though many of the templates available to WordPress users are fairly professional looking, their implementation is often poorly executed in the hands of enthusiastic amateurs.

Info graphics and visual media

One of the biggest trends of 2013 has been the rise of the info graphic, pushing visual media back to the forefront of web design.

A well-designed info graphic can look great on a website, giving a landing page instant impact and providing the visitor with easy access to the information that they’re looking for.

However, the fast pace at which the popularity of info graphics has grown has lead to some fairly awful examples being placed on websites, confusing visitors and making the page look unprofessional.

Responsive web design

2013 has seen a sharp increase in the use of responsive web design, and this has largely benefitted good design as even the most basic responsive sites require professional influence to get up and running.

The main benefit of responsively designed sites is that they can be viewed on a range of screen sizes, meaning that whether you’re using your phone, tablet computer or desk top to surf the web, your user experience should be unaffected.

The traits of a well-designed responsive site is that as the screen size decreases and the amount of content displayed diminishes the user experience is maintained and a user on a mobile phone will have just as an enriching experience as someone on a desktop computer.

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Parallax

Another prominent feature of contemporary web design is parallax scrolling.

This is when 2D pictures or graphics are placed on top of each other on a page to form layers, these layers then move at different rates as the user scrolls down the page creating a multi-faceted visual experience.

This affect can be incredibly effective, but it’s important to watch out for over elaborate designs and too much information can make a website look hectic and cluttered.

As the web evolves and new platforms, languages and innovations are created to take advantage of its capabilities, there’s no doubt that web design will progress to a whole new level, with the number of bad and ugly sites slowly falling away and making space to new, well-designed and well executed websites.

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25 Inspirational Café and Restaurant Menu Designs

Good food, rich and smooth coffee and the mouthwatering brewing smell are undoubtedly the most important things that draw more and more customers to a café. However along with delicious food, ambiance of the restaurant and the menu card of the restaurant or café are equally important for attracting more customers to your joint. Menu cards are the first point of contact, where the customers get a fair idea about the different kinds of food items that are available at your joint. Therefore, the menu card should be clean, clutter free and at the same time very interesting and appealing so that the viewer takes interest to browse through different pages of the menu card and thereafter place the order.

Moreover, a good menu card is supposed to be self-explanatory so that it can give the customers a fair idea about the different dishes available in a joint and help them in placing the order accordingly. A creative menu card must contain graphic designs of at least some of the dishes available in the restaurant so that the customers can see the picture before ordering it. This will make the menu card beautiful and at the same time turn the menu card into an awesome marketing tool.

We have collected twenty five amazing menu card designs for inspiring the graphic artists as well as the entrepreneurs who own restaurant. These examples will motivate the entrepreneurs to change the look of their menu card to draw in more foodies to their joint.

1. Atlas menu

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2. Soltan Menu

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3. Cafe 76

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4. 2 fold menu

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5. 3ageena Menu

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6. Amaretto Menu

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7. Asia Cafe

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8. Cafe Menu

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9. Einstein Cafe Menu

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10. Lavista

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11. Lola Pop Restaurant Menu

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12. Maison de Alice

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13. Manchu Sun Chinese Restaurant

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14. Marisco Menu

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15. Mariscos El Gordo

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16. McCafe Menu design showcase

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17. Medialuz

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18. Menu

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19. Menu Mitho’s Restaurant by gustavitos

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20. Menu design Tokaj

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21. MitaHouse Menu

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22. Morelia’s Mexican

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23. Perla Plaza Menu

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24. Restaurand Menu by gansukh

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25. Restaurant Menu Identity

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Hope you like my above collection, Thank you. Please post your comments.

 

Author Bio: Stanley, a freelance graphic designer enjoys creating different types of business cards specially plastic cards in his free time for many business owners. He do loves blogging and content writing.

Nexcess: Google Web Fonts on WordPress

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Anyone who has been using the Internet for a few years will remember the bad old days when sites were very limited as to the range of fonts they could use. If fonts weren’t on a user’s system, then they couldn’t be displayed by browsers. If designers wanted to do something fancy, they were limited to using images or Flash, both of which are undesirable for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that having a site’s text in either of those formats is terrible for search engine optimization.

A major part of the evolution of modern web design has been the development of tools that make it much easier to design sites with proper typography. Typography and font selection has an enormous impact on the overall aesthetic of a site, as well as its readability.

In the last few years, web fonts have revolutionized online typography. Web fonts are fonts that are located on servers on the Internet, and included in a site through CSS or Javascript. It doesn’t matter whether the user has a font on their system, because the browser will download them from the server. Web fonts enormously increase the typographical scope of a WordPress site.

Before we go into the best ways to get web fonts onto your page, a word of warning: just because you can use dozens of fonts, doesn’t mean that you should. Two fonts should be considered a safe maximum for most purposes; perhaps a serif and a sans serif for headers and text. Unless you’re a design whizz (you probably aren’t if you’re reading this) trying to combine too many fonts will lead to a cluttered, inconsistent and untidy looking page. Check out this article from Smashing Magazine for some great advice on combining typefaces for the best effect.

Probably the best free source of web fonts is Google Web Fonts, with over 600 different typefaces to choose from. The interface is very simple to use. You can browse through the available typefaces, seeing what they look like at various sizes and as headlines or blocks of text. When you find something you like, you add it to you collection before reviewing everything you’ve selected. If you’re happy you’ll be given a snippet of HTML (JavaScript) to add to your page and some CSS for your stylesheets.

You can opt to add these directly to your WordPress site if you’re familiar with web development, but it’s far easier to take advantage of one of the many plugins that will do the job for you.

 

WP Web Fonts

This plugin is a little bare bones but it gets the job done. Once you’ve chosen the typeface you want in the Google Web Fonts Interface, copy and paste the code snippets into the WP Web Fonts dialogue, add some CSS styles, and you’re done.

WP Google Fonts

If you’d rather not tangle with CSS then this is the plugin for you. It features a comprehensive control panel with drop downs for choosing fonts and the ability to pick which HTML elements to apply your choices to.

 

About Graeme Caldwell — Graeme works as an inbound marketer for Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento and WordPress hosting. Follow Nexcess on Twitter at @nexcess, Like them on Facebook and check out their tech/hosting blog, http://blog.nexcess.net/.