Recipe Cards For Your Food Blog from Zip Recipes


Your goal is to build a food blog that earns money by serving loyal fans with your amazing recipes.

We help you do that through our 4-step formula:

  1. Get More Readers to Your Blog
  2. Make Your Blog Look Professional
  3. Help You Build a Following
  4. Help You Make Money

Still got questions? Go to our website for support or email us.

Get More Readers to Your Blog

Better SEO

When you create a recipe with Zip Recipes, under the hood, it creates recipe markup using JSON-LD. This is the preferred method to inform Google that you created a recipe.

This produces a higher ranking for your recipes and drives better engagement in Google Search by displaying your recipe in a rich recipe format.

To further help bring more readers to your blog, the images you add to your recipe will automatically contain information for better SEO (Search engine optimization) through the use of ALT image attributes.

Better Experience with Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

If you enable Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) on your blog, Zip Recipes will make your recipes load instantly from Google results. This gives your readers a better experience and higher Google ranking.

More Readers from Pinterest

Pinterest can also be a huge source of readers for your blog as well. With our JSON-LD recipe markup, your recipes will appear on Pinterest as Rich Recipe Pins. People looking for your type of recipes will discover them and click over to your website giving you an excellent opportunity to build a fan base.

Look Professional

Your recipes will look like they came right off the pages of a cookbook!

Here is how we help you compete with professional recipe websites that have thousands of dollars in marketing budget:

  • With instruction images, you help your readers easily follow along and re-create your recipe like you’re there holding their hand
  • Highlight or draw attention to specific ingredients or steps by formatting the recipe text
  • Allow your reader to cook in their own environment by printing your recipe
  • Make your recipe accessible to your readers on their phone, tablet, or desktop computer
  • Modify your recipe card by changing borders, image size, ingredient & instruction list format, and labels
  • Provide all the information your reader may need including how long your recipe will take to prep, cook, nutrition information, and more
  • Allowing your readers to clearly separate different components of your recipe through multi-part recipes (for example, cake and icing)
  • Use any WordPress free or paid website themes

Build a Following

Help Your Readers Taste Success

The first step to turning your readers into fans is to enable them to re-create your recipes and be successful in their cooking endeavours. That’s why we have a notes field where you can clarify tricky steps, provide ingredient substitution or add your commentary about the tools they can use.

Some readers need nutrition information before even trying to re-create your recipe. That’s why Zip Recipes helps you provide readers with what they need so they keep coming back to your blog. This includes nutrition information, cook and prep time, notes and more.

Fastest way to create recipes

The best way to build a following is to keep your readers coming back for new recipes for them to try.

To speed up your workflow and save you time creating recipes, we provide:

  • Easy Copy & Pasting: You can copy & paste the recipes you already have from Microsoft Word or other programs.
  • Flexible Editor: Our flexible editor works how you work by allowing you to add recipes to posts, pages, and even custom post types.
  • Featured Image Support: You only have to set one image for your post or page if you use featured images. We automatically make your featured image the recipe image.
  • No coding required: We made Zip Recipes easy to use so you don’t need computer knowledge to start publishing your recipes. Even a complete novice can do it!

Let Your Readers Access Your Recipes from Anywhere

Most of your readers will consume your recipes from their mobile phone or tablets. That’s why we provide full support by making your recipes compatible with phones, tablets and desktop computers for your readers.

Your Recipes are Yours Only

Since you create your recipes, you should be the one to benefit from them. That’s why we don’t publish your recipes on our website. We help you build a following and don’t compete with you.

Help Them Remember Your Blog and Find You Again

When readers print your recipe, they will always be able to come back to your blog because Zip Recipes includes a link to your blog in the printout. When combined with the copyright statement, your brand will stand out in their minds.

Make Money

Every business needs a source of income — including your blog.

After getting more readers to your blog, impressing them with your professional looking recipes, and building a following, it’s time to monetize your blog.

You can monetize your recipes using:

Affiliate Marketing

You get paid through affiliate marketing when you link an ingredient or tool to an online retailer like Amazon. Each time your readers click on the link and buy from the retailer, you get paid a commission fee.

With Zip Recipes, you can easily create links that link to affiliate products.

Recipe Membership Website

With the help of plugins like Memberful or WishList Member, you can create a recipe membership website and use Zip Recipes to publish recipes for paying members only.

This is an excellent way to start earning an income once you establish a following.


Zip Recipes also works with major ad platforms like Google Adsense, Adthrive and Mediavine. This is another alternative to help you monetize your blog.


  • Create recipes on any device: phone, tablet, laptop or desktop
  • Clean, elegant, recipe cards
  • Your visitors can read your recipes on paper, phones, and even Google Home
  • Optimized to get your recipes higher on Google
  • Copy your recipes directly from Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, etc.


This plugin provides 1 block.

Zip Recipes


You can get the detailed installation instructions here.

You can download and install the Zip Recipes plugin using the built-in WordPress plugin installer. If you download the Zip Recipes plugin manually, make sure it is uploaded to “/wp-content/plugins/zip-recipes-plugin/”.

Activate the Zip Recipes plugin in the “Plugins” admin panel using the “Activate” link.

To use the plugin, click the little Zip Recipes icon on the “Edit Post” pages, right next to the other editor toolbar buttons at the top of the text editor box. Then enter the details about your recipe into the appropriate boxes, and then click the “Add Recipe” button. This will save your recipe, and insert it into your blog post.

The Zip Recipes plugin is very easy use, however, we also provide enhanced step-by-step instructions. If you have more questions on how to use the plugin, feel free to reach out to us at


Which languages are supported?

Currently we have translations for:

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Is your language missing from this list? No problem, email us and help us translate Zip Recipes!
Do you have a premium version?

Yes, we do! You can learn about our premium features here:

How do I edit a recipe with the Zip Recipes plugin?

To edit or create a recipe, click the spoon and fork icon on the visual editor toolbar.

Can I use the plugin to add multiple recipes to one post or page?

There should only be one recipe per post or page. The plugin does allow for compound recipes which is one way to include multiple lists of ingredients in your post. Click here to learn more.

When I use Zip Recipe plugin where are the recipes stored?

Your recipes are always stored on your own website. With Zip Recipes plugin, your recipes are stored safely in a separate database table in your main WordPress database. The recipe table is named wp_amd_zlrecipe_recipes and you can take a look at it yourself using any WordPress database tools at your disposal.

Why do you put a placeholder image into my Edit Post page, instead of my actual recipe?

Because of the way WordPress’ text editor works, if you decide to add or remove something from your recipe using the text editor, it can very easily mess up the markup of the code – so the Zip Recipe plugin prevents that from happening by not allowing you to edit the recipe in the text editor.


Easy to use, Fantastic and Fast Support

I have been having difficulty locating Zip Recipes since switching to Gutenberg. Very quickly able to walk me through where to locate it. Extremely helpful and did it very quickly.

Great Plug In with Amazing Support

I absolutely love this plug in. It does everything they say it will do. Developer put a lot of time into it's development and it shows. Easy to use and understand. Themes for recipes are great. I had a one-on-one with Gezim and he was extremely helpful walking me thru the entire program. I had worked with support for 3 days trying to figure out a problem that Gezim solved for me in less than 5 minutes. Absolutely GREAT support!

Amazing Support & Always Up To Date

I have been using the zip recipe lovers plugin for about one year and before that I used the free version for one year. The plugin is always up to date to stay on top of SEO and the interface is very easy to use. But the absolute best part about this plugin is the developer, he is unbelievably helpful and speedy. I had an issue with this plug in not playing well with another plugin after an update causing my recipe to not show. I emailed him right away and he spent all day emailing back and forth with me until the problem was resolved. He worked so quickly and made getting my website working again his top priority. Would definitely recommend to anyone searching for a great looking and fully optimized recipe plug-in!
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Contributors & Developers

“Recipe Cards For Your Food Blog from Zip Recipes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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Change log


  • Fix: recipe not inserted correctly due to check for existing recipes


  • Changed recipe image to large instead of full
  • Updated Twig library, fixing some compatibility issues with other twig using plugins, and lowering install size
  • Fix possible time parsing issue when time is entered as 1/2h instead of 0h30m
  • Fixes some untranslatable strings


  • Fix: roll back of dynamic version detection


  • Fix: dropped caching twig files


  • Fix: Gutenberg could cause an error in some situations
  • Tweak: Use alt for image when available


  • Tweak: cache directory moved to uploads folder


  • Tweak: use alt attribute if available in image
  • Fix: compatibility issue with MailPoet
  • Tweak: Changed cached directory


  • Changed author: plugin development taken over by Really Simple Plugins
  • Fix: Improved backend translatability by loading iframe on admin init hook
  • Fix: improved translatability by adding twig gettext function for __() function
  • Fix: fixed headers already sent error by exiting after loading iframe
  • Fix: error on saving Gutenberg data because of missing properties

5.0.4 Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some sites would crash when specific cook/prep time was entered
  • Fixed an issue where formatting of subsections in a recipe wasn’t working
  • This only affects new users. You don’t have to register Automatic Nutrition if you’ve done that in the past.

5.0.2 Best Recipe Creation Experience with Gutenberg

  • Best recipe creation experience: you can now create recipes quickly and more visually than ever before with Zip Recipes and Gutenberg. You can now see your recipe even after you save it while editing the rest of your post.
  • New language: Japanese
  • New: German, Spanish, French, Italian translations for “Category”