Mata’am is a very powerful theme with many features easy to edit for both, users without programming knowledge and for developers. It empowers you to change any color of elements such as backgrounds, texts, links, menu links, typography, etc. The main content block is placed before the sidebar regardless of the sidebar position, so it is crawled first by search engines, so its SEO Optimized :)


  • Elastic Slider – from Coddrop
  • Nivo Slider
  • Single Video – This slider has 1 field to enter the video embed code in the theme options panel.
  • Static Image – This slider has 1 field to upload the image via theme options panel.
  • Business Hours group display option for days
  • Food menu shortcode
  • 2 New styles of shortcodes for Food Menu
  • Business Hours Labels changing option in language tab in options panel
  • Admin notification for booking requests
  • Custom Background Image for pages
  • Custom Background Image for posts
  • Custom Subheader Image for pages and posts
  • Today’s Special Shortcode ( tags based )
  • Category Archive for the Menu Post Types
  • Reservation Confirm/Unconfirm/Deny
  • Custom Email setup for booking request
  • Custom Email setup for booking confirmed
  • Custom Email setup for booking status changed
  • Change Week Day Starting provided in the documentation
  • Widgetized Footer
  • WordPress Custom Menu Support
  • Unlimited Sidebars. Create and select any sidebar for each page.
  • 100+ Google & Custom Cufon Fonts.
  • Light / Dark Skin
  • Unlimited Color Skinning Options
  • 8 Custom Widgets
  • Text Widget Support Shortcodes.
  • 80+ Custom Shortcodes
  • WordPress MU Compatible
  • OOP Framework.
  • Built in Shortcode Generator.
  • Advanced Options Panel (Import or Export the theme options panel settings.)
  • Google Map Integrated
  • Blog single post with threaded comments
  • This theme skinning options empowers you to change any elements such as backgrounds, texts, links, menu, typography, etc.

Fonts & Colors Editing

  • Over 100+ Google fonts offered with theme
  • Custom 30+ Cufon fonts
  • Unlimited combinations of colors editing for many elements
  • Background Images – You can also upload background images on per section bases instead of solid background color for subheader, body background etc.

Custom Widgets

  • Table Reservation – Display the reservation form
  • Recent Posts – Display the most recent posts with title and date with no of comments or title and post excerpt. Also provides you an option to display post thumbnail or no image. Limit the number of posts to display. Limit the characters to display if title and content is chosen
  • Popular Posts – Display the most popular posts based on comments with title and date with no of comments or title and post excerpt. Also provides you an option to display post thumbnail or no image. Limit the number of posts to display. Limit the characters to display if title and content is chosen
  • Twitter Tweets – Display the recent tweets with limiting the tweets and displays the tweets posted status
  • Flickr Photos – Display the flickr photos with limiting the photos
  • Contact Info – Displays the quick contact info with address, name, state, city, zip code, email, phone etc.
  • Contact Form – Displays the quick contact form. Input email id to display.
  • Sociables – Displays a sociables saved in theme options panel.
  • Google Map – Insert the fields longitude latitude and address to display the short or long google map.

Custom Sociables

Theme comes with default 30+ sociable icons of 16×16 pixels sizes can be added easily from theme options panel. Displays on right side of the footer.

Custom Sidebars and Sidebar Positioning

Theme provides unlimited custom sidebars option where you can add for pages or posts. Display the sidebar positioning left of right side for each page or posts without effecting the code hierarchy as the main content block is always placed before the sidebar regardless of the sidebar position. It’s best for SEO to have your sidebar on the right so your main content is crawled first, if you use a left sidebar to show your most recent posts they will rank higher in SERP (Search Engine Results Page).


Theme currently has 6 Column support for the footer where you can place the custom widgets or default widgets including the Teaser text for the footer area.

Theme Localization

This theme is Internationalization and localization built into its structure to easily used for different languages. Few texts in the theme have an option to change texts in theme options panel. You can change the week days labels in your language in theme options panel.


Theme comes with simple, easy and feasible option to use shortcodes built in the theme with just one click. Theme have almost 100+ Shortcodes including typography styling and blog posts styling.


Updated – 19th Dec 2012 – v1.5

    - Fixed WordPress 3.5 Ready
    + Options Panel UI Changed
    - Fixed Options Panel Slow Loading issue
    + Added Ribbons Dropdown List in Shortcodes
    - Fixed Reservation Calendar UI in Admin Area

Updated – 11th Dec 2012 – v1.4

    + Added Google Map Shortcode
    + Added Google Map Multiple Marker Option
    + Added Google Map Widget
    * Modified Foodmenu Shortcode
        + Added menu link enable/disable
        + Added menu thumb enable/disable
        + Added menu categories grouping
    + Added Dutch Translation
    + Added Teaser Background Color Option
    + Added Menu Bar Background option
    + Added Calendar Week Start Day option
    + Added Contact Form shortcode
    + Added Contact Form widget
    * Fixed custom sidebar bug
    * Fixed Menu Order by display order (added in mataam options )
    * Fixed Menu Color issue


Updated – 30 Oct 2012 – v1.3

    - Fixed sidebar collapsing issue.
    - Fixed contactform shortcode and widget localization bug
    - Added .POT file for localization


Updated – 23 Oct 2012 – v1.2

    - Fixed API new version
    - Added header Background Color Option
    - Added topbar Background Color Option


Updated – 26th Sep 2012 – v1.1

- Added Color Option primarymenu bar background color
- Added Googlemap Custom Marker icon in widget and shortcode
- Changed sociables css
- Fixed contact form email sending issue.
- Fixed flickr images bug in ie8 and ie9
- Added Child Theme Support