WP Recipe Maker

Description

WP Recipe Maker is the easy recipe plugin that everyone can use. An easy workflow allows you to add recipes to any post or page with automatic JSON-LD metadata for your recipes. This recipe metadata will improve your SEO and get you more visitors!

Would you like to see this recipe plugin in action before installing it? Take a look at this introduction video:

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Features

An overview of WP Recipe Maker features:

  • Easy workflow to add recipes to any post or page
  • Uses schema.org/Recipe JSON-LD metadata optimised for Google Recipe search
  • Compatible with Pinterest Rich Pins and a setting to easily opt out
  • Recipe ratings in the user comments
  • Clean print recipe version for your visitors with optional credit to your website
  • Fallback recipe shows up when the plugin is disabled
  • Add photos to any step of the recipe
  • Print recipe and jump to recipe shortcodes
  • This plugin is fully responsive, your recipes will look good on any device
  • Easily change labels and colors to fit your website
  • Structure your ingredients and instructions in groups (e.g. icing and cake batter)
  • Full text search for your recipes
  • Access your recipes through the WordPress REST API
  • Built-in SEO check for your recipe metadata
  • Compatible with RTL languages
  • Import your recipes from other plugins (see below)

WP Recipe Maker Premium

Looking for some more advanced functionality? We also have the WP Recipe Maker Premium add-on available with the following features:

  • Use ingredient links for linking to products or other recipes
  • Adjustable servings make it easy for your visitors
  • Display all nutrition data in a nutrition label
  • User Ratings allow visitors to vote without commenting
  • Add a mobile-friendly kitchen timer to your recipes
  • More Premium templates for a unique recipe template
  • Create custom recipe taxonomies like price level, difficulty, …
  • Use checkboxes for your ingredients and instructions

Even more add-ons can add the following functionality:

  • Integration with a Nutrition API for automatic nutrition facts
  • Unit Conversion to reach an international audience with a different unit system

Import Options

Currently using another recipe plugin? No problem! You can easily migrate all your existing recipes to WP Recipe Maker if you’re using any of the following plugins:

  • EasyRecipe
  • WP Ultimate Recipe
  • Meal Planner Pro
  • BigOven
  • ZipList and Zip Recipes
  • Yummly
  • Yumprint Recipe Card
  • Tasty Recipes
  • FoodiePress
  • Cooked
  • (More coming soon!)

This plugin is in active development. Feel free to contact us with any feature requests or ideas.

Screenshots

  • Example Pasta Pesto recipe with the Simple template.
  • Use the "WP Recipe Maker" button to add recipes or click on the recipe preview to edit one.
  • The recipe form.
  • Example Pasta Pesto recipe with the Tastefully Simple (EasyRecipe like) template.

Installation

  1. Upload the wp-recipe-maker directory (directory included) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add recipes using the “WP Recipe Maker” button when editing posts or pages

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the wp-recipe-maker directory (directory included) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add recipes using the “WP Recipe Maker” button when editing posts or pages
Where can I find a demo and some more documentation?

Go to the WP Recipe Maker demo website for more information on all of our features!

What’s the difference with WP Ultimate Recipe?

WP Ultimate Recipe is the popular recipe plugin that we released in 2013 and have been working on ever since. This gave us a great idea of what most food bloggers are looking for.

Why the new plugin? A few structural choices we made early on have caused WP Ultimate Recipe to be quite complex and not 100% compatible with all themes. With WP Recipe Maker we’re building the perfect recipe plugin from scratch, without all the baggage of years of development.

WP Ultimate Recipe is still in active development and will be maintained alongside this new alternative.

Do you offer any support?

Yes! We pride ourselves on offering awesome support and almost always answer support questions within 24 hours. Send us an email at support@bootstrapped.ventures whenever you have a question or suggestion!

Reviews

Great plugin!

I switched from EasyRecipe to RecipeMaker and had to convert a lot of old recipes to the new plugin. The process was smooth and easy, the styling was a breeze, and I was able to achieve the same look and feel as before.

BEST recipe plugin with GREAT SUPPORT!

I switched over from Easy Recipes Plus over a year ago and I’m very happy with WP Recipe Maker. Brecht ALWAYS responds to my questions and he’s very reliable, responsive, and genuinely caring about his customers! He helped me with some issues that I was having and made sure until everything worked. I feel relieved that I don’t have to change the recipe plugin anymore! I highly recommend this plugin!

Great Recipe Plugin, best Support I’ve ever seen

I’ve been a happy user of Bootstrap Venture’s WP Ultimate Recipe Premium plugin for three years. Whenever I had a question or a problem (which were just few), their tech support responded super fast, and always had fix that worked. So I was confident to purchase the Premium version of their new Recipe Maker plugin right away, and make the switch.
Import of my recipes created with Ultimate Recipe was just a few clicks. After adjusting the picture size settings, everything looked like before. First I had some basic understanding problems and needed help with the necessary redirection of my existing recipes – BV’s support helped me with that even on the weekend. Wow!
All recipes appear like any other post now. If you click within the recipe block in WP Admin, the recipe editor opens, like it would for a new entry. Everything is now neatly organized in tabs, like Steps, Ingredients, Comments, Nutrition Facts etc.
Everything works there just as convenient as it did in Ultimate Recipe – for example, moving steps or ingredients up and down the list just per drag&drop.
Easy recipe entry and maintenance, intuitive like WP itself, and superb support – can’t ask for more.

The most responsive developer ever!

I’ve had WP Ultimate Recipe forever and recently switched to Brecht’s WP Recipe Maker upon his recommendation. One thing was clear from the beginning, no way was I changing developer, I’ll always keep his plugins because he is the most responsive developer I’ve ever met. Whatever problem he immediately answers. Almost seems like he’s sitting in front of his computer 24/7 just waiting for your e-mail. BIG THUMBS UP!!!

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Recipe Maker” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“WP Recipe Maker” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

1.27.0

  • Feature: Create and update recipes via REST API
  • Improvement: Only show automatically added snippets on singular pages
  • Improvement: Only show warning when changes have actually been made
  • Improvement: Introduction video on the welcome page
  • Fix: Status of recipes in scheduled posts
  • Fix: Show correct plural or singular form for hours
  • Fix: Prevent PHP notice caused by metadata

1.26.1

  • Fix: Modal overlay problem

1.26.0

  • Feature: Setting to automatically add recipe snippets like Jump to Recipe
  • Feature: Create recipes on the Manage page
  • Feature: Import from Cooked recipe plugin
  • Improvement: Ability to reset settings to defaults
  • Fix: Prevent issue with image metadata in different thumbnail sizes
  • Fix: Prevent trashing parent post from trashing recipe
  • Fix: Recipe image not loading when using Fly Dynamic Image Resizer

1.25.0

  • Feature: Show recipe rating on manage page
  • Feature: Remove inline metadata for recipes, using JSON-LD metadata only now
  • Feature: Present multiple image sizes to Google in the metadata
  • Feature: Setting to opt out of Pinterest Rich Pins
  • Feature: Import from FoodiePress
  • Improvement: Top margin for nutrition label inside recipe box
  • Improvement: Don’t fill in serving unit automatically when empty
  • Fix: Correct font from settings applied to Tastefully Simple template

1.24.0

  • Improvement: Only show ratings given by an enabled feature
  • Improvement: Import title in older versions of EasyRecipe recipes
  • Improvement: Prevent instruction list style icon position problem
  • Fix: Default author setting not working
  • Fix: Prevent PHP warning when saving posts

1.23.1

  • Fix: Make sure recipe rating is updated
  • Fix: Inline rating metadata when there are no votes yet

1.23.0

  • Feature: Import WP Tasty Recipes
  • Improvement: Better handling of shortcodes in JSON-LD metadata
  • Fix: Problem with double recipes in categories
  • Fix: Jetpack Contact Form compatibility problem on manage page

1.22.0

  • Feature: RTL support for recipe templates and print
  • Improvement: Print and unit conversion functionality when using the print templates
  • Improvement: Combined public JS files
  • Improvement: Apply appearance settings to print template as well
  • Improvement: Recipe rating saved as post meta
  • Improvement: Migrate WP Ultimate Recipe Premium user ratings
  • Fix: Heading style dropdown in Recipe Notes

1.21.0

  • Feature: change ingredients and instructions list style from settings page
  • Feature: Rename terms on the manage page
  • Feature: Associate same categories as parent post with recipes
  • Improvement: Correctly apply font size setting to Tastefully Simple template
  • Improvement: Ability to override the comment rating templates
  • Fix: Prevent Firefox list style position issue
  • Fix: Make sure Premium version loads with all directory names
  • Fix: Prevent empty nutrition label from showing up

1.20.0

  • Feature: Intermediate save when creating or editing recipes
  • Feature: Settings to personalize the ingredient text import
  • Improvement: Abbreviations in ingredient text import
  • Improvement: Immediately update parent post when importing
  • Improvement: Try to fix serialize issues when getting ingredients or instructions
  • Improvement: Prevent styling differences in instructions
  • Fix: EasyRecipe recipes stuck in to import list
  • Fix: Remove leftover debug code

1.19.1

  • Fix: PHP Notice when saving recipes

1.19.0

  • Feature: Sub- and superscript in summary and instructions
  • Feature: Allow for basic HTML in ingredients
  • Feature: Setting to align nutrition label left, center or right
  • Improvement: Streamlined import process using AJAX
  • Fix: Ingredients not importing when going too fast in the text import
  • Fix: Prevent wpautop from breaking our icons
  • Fix: Prevent compatibilty bugs when saving posts

1.18.0

  • Feature: Add custom styling to the recipe print page
  • Feature: Bulk delete ingredients
  • Improvement: Easy edit and view links for imported recipes
  • Fix: Prevent jumping to the top on the manage page
  • Fix: Print URL without trailing slash

1.17.1

  • Fix: Ingredient import problem

1.17.0

  • Feature: Setting to disable the output of inline CSS
  • Improvement: Better import of ingredient notes
  • Improvement: Prevent themes from messing up the recipe template
  • Fix: Duplicate slug problem

1.16.0

  • Feature: Change image sizes in settings
  • Feature: Recipe placeholders for print credit
  • Feature: Change position of the comment rating stars
  • Improvement: Easier access to next recipes on import page
  • Improvement: change comment rating label
  • Improvement: Support unicode units when parsing ingredients
  • Improvement: Ability to save empty ingredient and instruction groups
  • Improvement: Print shortcode works without JS as well (AMP pages)
  • Improvement: Click on SEO indicator to edit recipe
  • Fix: Search filter in WP Ultimate Post Grid
  • Fix: Saving links for new ingredients in Premium plugin

1.15.0

  • Feature: SEO check on manage page
  • Feature: Change recipe template fonts from settings
  • Feature: Show latest or random recipe with the shortcode
  • Improvement: Show preview of links in recipe summary and instructions
  • Improvement: Import Recipe Card adapted field to recipe notes
  • Improvement: More information in shortcode preview
  • Fix: Disappearing characters in text import
  • Fix: Don’t replace encoded characters in ingredient links
  • Fix: Query issues on import recipes page

1.14.1

  • Feature: Setting to change access to import recipes page
  • Improvement: Better parsing of ingredients during import
  • Improvement: Stay on correct page after reloading datatable
  • Fix: Ability to remove ingredient links again

1.14.0

  • Feature: Edit Recipe button for easy access
  • Feature: Setting to set capability required for the manage page
  • Improvement: Shortcode preview shows entire recipe
  • Improvement: Taxonomies in REST API
  • Improvement: AggregateRating details in inline metadata even when not shown
  • Improvement: Better parsing of ingredient notes
  • Fix: Clearfix for recipe container
  • Fix: Manage page filters appearing over modal
  • Fix: Pagination on taxonomy manage pages

1.13.0

  • Feature: Filter recipes on manage page by ingredients and tags
  • Feature: Change comment rating stars color in the settings
  • Improvement: Mobile template of Tastefully Simple
  • Fix: Problem with unwanted redirections by the Redirection plugin
  • Fix: Problem with unwanted redirections by the Yoast SEO Premium plugin
  • Fix: Prevent warnings on settings page

1.12.1

  • Fix: Recipe Card import of instructions

1.12.0

  • Feature: Print Credit message
  • Feature: Add existing recipe through modal
  • Feature: Import Yummly recipes
  • Feature: Import Yumprint Recipe Card recipes
  • Fix: Issue with shortcode preview displaying on the front-end
  • Fix: Prevent importing empty lines
  • Fix: Prevent datatable from outputting errors as alerts
  • Fix: Empty ingredient groups in text import
  • Fix: Text import unit issue in some languages

1.11.0

  • Improvement: Set default value for Author Display field
  • Improvement: Noindex the print page
  • Improvement: Better margins for recipe image in Tastefully Simple
  • Fix: Make sure correct nutrition label is shown with multiple recipes on a page
  • Fix: Tastefully Simple template image on mobile

1.10.1

  • Fix: Activation issue for hosts using an old version of PHP

1.10.0

  • Feature: Change recipe template colors in the settings
  • Feature: Change recipe template labels in the settings
  • Feature: Manage courses and cuisines
  • Improvement: Show days in recipe times
  • Improvement: Recipe import performance
  • Improvement: Prevent accidental closing of the modal
  • Improvement: Setting to use featured image of parent post
  • Improvement: Prevent recipe getting overwritten by our other shortcodes
  • Fix: Prevent issue with post content replacing recipe notes
  • Fix: Only import numbers for nutrition facts
  • Fix: WordFence Compatibility

1.9.1

  • Feature: WP Recipe Maker icon in TinyMCE editor
  • Fix: Ingredients settings page

1.9.0

  • Feature: Manage recipes and ingredients in a central place
  • Feature: Edit recipes through the WP Recipe Maker button
  • Fix: Prevent Divi Builder bug

1.8.0

  • Feature: Import from ZipList and Zip Recipes
  • Improvement: Increased performance of recipe dropdowns
  • Improvement: Don’t output JSON-LD metadata in RSS feed
  • Improvement: Use fallback recipe in RSS feed
  • Improvement: Easier to select multiple recipes for import
  • Improvement: Indicate recipes without parent post in import
  • Fix: Use correct default feature settings

1.7.1

  • Fix: Associate all ingredient terms with recipes

1.7.0

  • Feature: Import recipe from text
  • Feature: Add nofollow links in summary and instructions
  • Feature: Import recipes from Meal Planner Pro
  • Feature: Import recipes from BigOven
  • Improvement: Setting to disable comment ratings
  • Improvement: Recognize unicode fractions when importing ingredients
  • Improvement: Import nutrition facts from WP Ultimate Recipe
  • Fix: Only show nutritional metadata if present
  • Fix: Consistent behaviour for automatic time calculations

1.6.1

  • Improvement: Show warning if EasyRecipe is breaking things

1.6.0

  • Feature: Show hours for longer recipe times
  • Improvement: Prevent font size inconsistencies in template
  • Fix: Don’t associate recipes with revisions
  • Fix: Capital letters in template names

1.5.0

  • Feature: Set recipe author
  • Improvement: Sanitize metadata before outputting
  • Fix: Warning when adding comments as a subscriber
  • Fix: Compatibility issue with Jetpack
  • Fix: Prevent infinite shortcode loop

1.4.0

  • Feature: Access recipes though REST API
  • Feature: Choose specific recipe template in shortcode
  • Improvement: Check for leftover ER comment ratings when importing from WP Ultimate Recipe
  • Improvement: Execute shortcodes in the recipe template
  • Fix: Include correct stylesheet when using recipe templates from theme
  • Fix: Show all recipes to be checked instead of just 8 recipes
  • Fix: Use correct print URL if WordPress is in a subdirectory
  • Fix: Linebreak accumulation when updating recipes
  • Fix: Prevent Post Type Switcher plugin bug from breaking recipes

1.3.0

  • Feature: Import from WP Ultimate Recipe
  • Feature: wpDiscuz support for comment ratings
  • Improvement: Use photo from Photo tab when importing from EasyRecipe
  • Improvement: Check for custom templates in both parent and child theme
  • Improvement: Different print system for better browser compatibility
  • Fix: Round average comment rating to 2 decimals

1.2.0

  • Feature: New “Tastefully Simple” template, similar to EasyRecipe
  • Feature: New “Clean Print with Image” recipe template
  • Feature: Print recipe shortcode
  • Feature: Jump to recipe shortcode
  • Improvement: Shortcode preview includes image and summary
  • Fix: use ratingCount instead of reviewCount for JSON-LD metadata
  • Fix: Trailing slash issue in asset URLs

1.1.0

  • Feature: Comment ratings with metadata
  • Feature: Inline metadata for Pinterest rich pins
  • Feature: Calories field for nutrition metadata
  • Improvement: FAQ pages
  • Improvement: Strip HTML from JSON-LD metadata

1.0.0

  • Very first version of this recipe plugin
  • Feature: JSON-LD Metadata
  • Feature: Intuitive workflow using regular posts or pages
  • Feature: Import from EasyRecipe
  • Feature: Clean printing of recipes
  • Feature: Fallback recipe when the plugin is disabled