WordPress Recipe Plugins
If you are a foodie then You’ll need to know the best WordPress Recipe plugins for your blog. Those with great culinary skills turn chefs. Those with good culinary skills and better marketing skills turn successful food bloggers. They also garner greater visibility and fan following. Food blogging is not as easy as cooking food, and I have had my share of learning in past 4 years as a food blogger.
Having a ‘good’ website isn’t the easiest thing to develop. Maintaining one is a whole different story. And the last thing you want after a long winding day in a kitchen is spending another few hours getting all the delightful moments out on your blog.
If WordPress is your platform of choice , thankfully, there are some great WordPress recipe plugins that come in handy when you’re looking to make your blog look professional. Here are the top 5 WordPress recipe plugins that work like the secret sauce behind a good recipe blog.
This recipe plugin claims that it can be used with a “degree in geek”. There are several well thought of features added into the plugin that makes life super easy. You can separately add prep time, cook time, serving size and other details to customize a recipe and even mention the original source. From an SEO perspective, the plugin allows quick formatting with its Google Recipe View. It also adds ratings and conversions from other recipe plugins like ZipList and RecipeSEO.
Currently, I use this plugin on my website.
Cooked stands out because of its drag and drop recipe editor which makes it easy for your to juggle your ingredients section, images, text, and videos, the site allows you to grow in size by easily accepting front end submissions from users. Using the Pending Recipe Management interface, one can review the submissions and approve or reject them. The user even gets a notification when you approve their recipe – talk about driving engagement. Another interesting engagement feature is the Clickable Timer which allows each user to click and start their own timer as they start cooking the dish. From a good UI perspective, the plugin comes with a customized search bar that allows people to search your site by keywords, cuisine, ingredients, tags and more.
With over a 1000 sales and average 4.48 rating from users, this is one of the fully loaded plugins out there.
Price: Freemium – $79.99 to $299.99 (per year, per website)
As the pricing will suggest, this one is high end and comes with a lot of add-ons. It makes a great plugin for anyone who can take the full advantage of its range of features. One such neat feature allows users to adjust the ingredient amounts to the serving size and the ability to print the adjusted recipe. When you look up the support forum, you’ll notice that the plugin has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 and the support threads are actively handled by the author. This makes it a trustworthy plugin to invest in the long run.
This Evanto plugin comes with 60 customizable options and responsive design. The plugin allows you to create a box full of information for each recipe. Mandatory information includes a description, image, instruction, and ingredients. There is a whole range of optional info like prep time, cook time, total time, category, cuisine, yield and cooking method. Once you fill this, you can include the [recipe-box] short-code in your content to let its magic take over. The average user rating gets included in the micro data and is visible in search engine results. The rich snippet generator also works as a time saver and can do well for google rankings too. Though competitively priced with an average user rating of 4.88, the plugin has seen fewer downloads than its counterparts as the ‘box’ format is something that a lot of plugins have now emulated.
Cost: $25.49 – $127.46
Zip Recipes is again one of the ‘all-in-one’ recipe plugin out there that has intuitively taken care of most of your needs. The plugin, on popular demand, created a feature to add multiple recipes on a page. It goes to show that they are listening to their users and fan base. Other interesting add-ons include Pinterest rich pins, recipe slide show and visitor recipe submission. Another well thought of feature is the Recipe Unit Conversion feature that allows users to not only convert metric units to imperial units and vice versa which allows you to pick out the ingredients you are familiar with. The plugin comes with a support and money-back guarantee.
I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at the sizzling WordPress Recipe plugins. If you have any thoughts or want to contribute to the top please leave your comment bellow.