Absolutely the best Wordpress recipe plugin

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a plugin for my recipes?

Simple answer is you don't if you can do the hRecipe formatting in the background so Google can pick up your recipes in the format they demand. OR if you aren't interested in getting a rating or photo in Google's results pages.

However, if you DO want that, EasyRecipe is a cut and paste way to get it all.

How can I make my recipe look unique?

Once you save your post as a draft, click the View Post link at the top of the page, then click anywhere inside the recipe. The live formatting window will appear.

You can change just about everything here and you'll see your changes live in the recipe.

Nothing will change until you click save, so you can play around with your formatting as much as you like until you get it exactly how you want it.

How can I put links in my recipes?

Use the [url]…[/url] shortcode.

[url]…[/url] is exactly like the <a>…</a> HTML tag.

For example:

[url href="http://www.otherdomain.com"]This is a link to "otherdomain.com"[/url]

You can use anything inside the [url] tag that you can use inside an <a> tag. For example:

[url href="http://www.otherdomain.com" target="_blank"]This is a link to "otherdomain.com"[/url]

Can I put photos inside my recipes?

Use the [img] shortcode. [img] is exactly like the <img> HTML tag.

For example:

[img src= "http://www.mydomain.com/images/myimage.jpg" width="200" height="200" /]

You can use anything inside the [img] shortcode tag that you can use inside an <img> tag.

For example:

[img style= "left-margin:50px" src="http://www.mydomain.com/images/myimage.jpg" width="200" height="200" /]

Is it possible to split my recipe up into parts?

Yes, it sure is.
You can add a heading inside your list of ingredients or instructions do it by starting the line with an exclamation point (!). That will be a heading and it will be in bold text.

Can I put a different background on my recipe?

Yes and that's in the formatting section of EasyRecipe. In the basic layout tab, background (B/ground) is to the right of Color.

How do I put a border around my recipe?

In the formatting section of EasyRecipe, under the Basic Layout tab, you'll see border style, size and color.

Does EasyRecipe cost anything?

No, EasyRecipe is free to you. It's not free for us to create it though, so any financial help is always welcome.

Why is EasyRecipe better?

Because not only is EasyRecipe an easy way to let the search engines get your recipes in the format that helps you get the most exposure for your recipes, it really IS easy to use.  Simply cut and paste your recipe in Easy Recipe and hit publish. The options on our EasyRecipe screen are the ones Google looks for.

Why can’t I see my formatted recipe in my edit window?

The microformatting markup that we provide to Google and the other search engines can get really messed up if you edit the recipe outside of EasyRecipe.   So we prevent you from pulling your hair out by asking you to edit your recipe in the EasyRecipe window.  It’s easy to edit a recipe, just click inside the placeholder and you can change any of your original information

Can you convert my recipes from another plugin?

We CAN but it all depends on what other things another plugin has added.  We can’t guarantee that you won’t need to do some manual editing, but usually Easy Recipe will take care of most of the work for you.

What is microformatting?

Microformatting adds information to your WordPress blog in a manner that the search engines require for best optimization and placement in their search results.  The old saying, “give them what they want and they’ll be happy” is definitely true with Google and recipes. This link will give you more technical information on the  hRecipe microformat.

Where can I get help?

We’ll do our best to help you with any problem you have with EasyRecipe.  Leave a comment on the Support page and we’ll answer you as quickly as we can.

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