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Ban regular no-shows with the latest update to your reservations platform
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Ban regular no-shows with the latest update to your reservations platform

I released Restaurant Reservations v1.7 today. This significant update brings the ability to ban abusive customers and a number of hot requests for controlling your bookings.

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Major update brings multiple prices, new dietary icons and more to your restaurant menus
Major update brings multiple prices, new dietary icons and more to your restaurant menus

This update has been in the works for a while now and brings exciting new features along with improvements that make it easier than ever to manage your menus.

Update your MailChimp addon before the end of the year
Update your MailChimp addon before the end of the year

On January 1, 2017, MailChimp will no longer support version 2 of it’s API. Update now to continue subscribing customers to your mailing list.

Let’s try commenting
Let’s try commenting

Sometimes it can be nice to chat in the open where everyone can see. So I’ve opened up commenting for new posts on this blog. If you’ve got any questions about the topic, or anything interesting to add, I’d love you to leave a comment. Or just say hello.

New customer accounts: download purchases & manage license keys
New customer accounts: download purchases & manage license keys

All of my customers now have a user account with Theme of the Crop that can be used to download purchases and manage license keys. View where your license keys are activated, switch their activations and renew them quickly.

A fresh look, new discounted bundles and updated prices
A fresh look, new discounted bundles and updated prices

Introducing the new Theme of the Crop. It’s a fresh look for my themes and plugins, with important changes to what I’m selling and how I aim to help you build better restaurant websites.

Big updates bring better event management and custom typography to all my themes
Big updates bring better event management and custom typography to all my themes

These updates bring many of the lessons I learned building Luigi back into the rest of my theme collection, integrating with carefully-chosen, best-in-class plugins for events, typography and contact forms. This is a big update with new features, changes to my pricing and a long farewell to one of my themes. If you’re an existing customer, be sure to read to the end for important information.

Now supporting multi-location restaurants
Now supporting multi-location restaurants

Today I released updates to nearly all of my plugins and themes to better support restaurants with more than one location.

How to make sure your restaurant emails are delivered every time
How to make sure your restaurant emails are delivered every time

How to use an email delivery service to get around problems sending email from your own servers.

How to build a good navigation menu for restaurants
How to build a good navigation menu for restaurants

A website navigation menu is not as simple as it may seem. I’ll walk you through my process when crafting a great restaurant navigation menu.

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