I would think the easiest and neatest way to do this is to create a taxonomy for the menu/menu groups. Then setup links to the taxonomy categories (breakfast, lunch, appetizers, etc) through the website menu/sidebars. At that point all you would just need to add menu items like they were blog articles and style the archive pages to looks like a menu. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a menu plugin and I imagine it would be difficult to create a generic menu plugin since there are so many different types of restaurants that need to be taken into consideration – all of which would require different options and designs.
I was just looking at this earlier today. Very nice.
Support is key. It doesn’t need to be lightning fast, that’s not quite as important as the support content itself. A lot of the buyers that purchase hover scripts like ours don’t know a lot about JS and are sometimes even new to HTML/CSS. The best thing you can do is provide support in an educational fashion. Go above and beyond to make sure your buyers don’t just understand how to get it working, but understand why it’s working. I’ve even gone as far as to include miniature jQuery tutorials/basics in the documentation. Simple things such as properly loading script files, using plugin calls and what easing does.
A lot of people are learning from dissecting plugins and really appreciate the detailed responses – rather than just “change this setting to 1”. My plugin isn’t WP, something I’ve been meaning to do for awhile and have had countless requests for. This is a BIG features, and you might consider even placing this in the title of your plugin and making the WP logo larger. I think someone else already mentioned that also, but it will definitely help with sales.
Yes, it is due to the holidays – a lot of authors now have extra time to submit more files than usual. During times like these we continue to give the same amount of review time and attention to each item uploaded. For these reasons current review times are slightly longer than normal.
Hahahaha… “and now for something entirely…. the same”.
@Masterblank, pay no attention to anyone here. While this site is a “place for pros” and some may feel your item looks “dated and in an old style” – don’t focus on that. Just focus on taking the reviewers advice to perfect your item and make it better. This community is here to help each other, and without any help from others we wouldn’t grow as designers and coders. There are a lot of simple scripts out there – and writing code is only half the art – presenting it and marketing it properly is the other half – something that many CodeCanyon authors struggle with.
Wherever you decide to market this item, you’ll most likely have difficulty selling it, but not for quality reasons. The reviewers are professionals and are giving you some solid advice to improve the viability of your item.
Again, usability is a factor. You’ve thought out so many angles of the coding process, but you’ve left out the user. How is the user going to use your item to add something special to their site? Is your item going to be a must-have?
Put yourself in the position of the buyer, and ask yourself – do I want to buy this item so I can display a splash page on my website for a month? A splash page that may do nothing aside from annoy my visitors? There’s nothing wrong with your coding, just your approach. There are 2 main problems: 1) It will be annoying as a splash page… there’s a reason you don’t see those anymore. 2) The functionality is somewhat limited… a countdown.
That’s why I recommended building this into a widget, or a small banner – solves the first problem. As a widget or banner, a lot of websites would have a seasonal use for this! Adding functionality is a simple matter a providing a second scenario for the plugin – perhaps instead of a counter they could showcase an image with a link… such as a product to purchase? That increases the value of the plugin quite a bit. Now a buyer is getting a banner that they can easily install, and display either a countdown to Christmas, or a featured Christmas product with animations to draw peoples attention. You could even get tricky and alternate between the two, or create a slideshow of products, etc.
Anyway, the plugin isn’t a lost cause, but just needs a little modification – and these modifications do nothing but guarantee a better chance of selling
Treat each item you post as a product your delivering to a retail store. Display it with pride, showcase it’s features with elegance and brand the heck out of it. Market to a global audience, men and women, and people of all ages. It can be difficult for some scripts, but spending the extra time to tie your product in with something that can appeal to all of those people will definitely help your sales.
With all the Intels I’m bound to get some hate here, it’s my first AMD (been a hater myself) but it’s turning out to be a workhorse and I’d definitely get another one.
AMD 6x @3.14 12GB ram 128GB SSD + 2TB Externals + Iomega NetDrive ATI 2GB Video 30” HP LCD
Hey CC, I’ve created a couple of plugins on CC (check my profile) These plugins are simple and straight-forward for users, but I don’t have the time to learn all the nuances of WordPress/PHP to properly convert these over to WordPress plugins. While they are simple plugins to use, they will require a bit of work as far as creating a WordPress interface (they have TONS of settings).
One of the plugins I’ll need converted is a top selling JS plugin, the other is well… not so top-selling , but still a unique plugin. There’s another one on it’s way that I’d like converted as well.
Anyone interested in a partnership please contact me directly through my profile page. Thanks!