When your new website is looking good and ready to go “Live”, it’s time to connect your own domain name to it (example, YourRestaurant.com).
It’s a bit technical, but don’t worry. We will handle this process for you, and it should only take up to 1 business day to complete.
To get started, just go to your Account area and click “Connect a Domain“. OR, inside your website dashboard, go to Website Options > Connect Your Domain.
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Simply fill out this secure form and we get started on connecting your domain for you.
We will require temporary login access to the place where you purchased your domain from (Godaddy, Namecheap, etc.), as we will need to modify your DNS settings.
In case you’re interested, here’s what we will be doing exactly:
We will be pointing your domain name to our servers using a CNAME. That will make your website url: www.YourDomain.com. If necessary, we will setup a redirect at your DNS to point the non-www version (YourDomain.com) to the www version (www.YourDomain.com).
Once the CNAME change is made, it should only take a few hours (usually no more than 5 hours) for your website to become “Live”.
This will not effect your email in any way. Restaurant Engine does not provide email hosting. This can be setup elsewhere.
Would you like make your website to available in multiple languages? No problem! Follow these instructions:
The vast majority of your website can be easily translated using the multi-language interface. When editing any page, your food items, your blog posts, reviews, and events, you’ll see that it looks something like this:
There are multiple Title fields (one for each language).
You’ll also see multiple Tabs at the top of the body editor. Switch to each and enter the translated version of the page.
Note: In some cases, you may have trouble entering text into the body area (it looks like it’s blank). If this happens, try switching on the “HTML” tab. That should solve the issue.
You’ll find that there are other areas of your website that must be translated using “Quicktags”. For example, editing the fields in Website Options (like the footer field):
Here is how Quicktags work
All within the same input box, enter all translations for this text, one after another. Immediately before each translation, enter the Quicktag, which defines the language using the 2 letter language code:
[:en]English text…[:es]Spanish text…
You can use Quicktags in any of the following places:
To translate the labels of your food categories, multiple food menus, and blog categories, simply edit those categories.
For example, go to Food Menu Items > Food Categories > Click on a category to edit. There you’ll see multiple inputs to define the category name in each language.
Due to technical limitations, there are a few details (on your public website) which cannot be translated in multiple languages. Those are:
The back-end dashboard (only seen by you) also has limited translation support at this time. Depending on which languages you’re using, only some areas of the back-end can be translated.