Recipe Plugin

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  • #1582688

    Thank you so much! It’s so simple and it looks beautiful! Thank you for turning this out so quickly!!

    #1582690

    I admit that it was already being worked on when I saw this thread. :) It was really good timing! And I like seeing community feedback on features like this one.

    #1582691

    timethief
    Member

    @designsimply
    There’s more feedback here and it’s all positive > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2014/01/07/foodie-bloggers-listen-up/

    #1582692

    @timethief, great post!! It’s soft launched on WordPress.com (meaning it’s public but not “officially” announced anywhere yet), so you totally scooped it! (pun intended) ;) hahaha

    #1582693

    timethief
    Member

    @designsimply
    Yes I scooped it but but I am sending all the feedback here to this thread and Sara has some ideas that I just sent her to post here. Not to worry I’ve always been a team player. lol :D

    #1582694

    akacurlysue
    Member

    So excited to hear about this addition! I did a mock up and noticed a few things….

    It would be nice if you could make the recipe title a little more pronounced, like you could use the Header option for formating like you do in a post like you already are able to do. The Header or Header 2 would look very nice for a recipe title.

    Also, I think it would be lovely that when you hit the print button (which is fantastic and love that there’s no clutter like ads and whatnot) that the formatted colors you’ve used in the recipe for headers and such would transfer over. Right now it seems to take all the formatting and make it basic. Would be a perk but if it’s not possible I understand.

    Lastly, I think it would be nice if we could include a picture of the dish with the recipe card. Just very nice features I’ve seen on other recipe cards throughout the web.

    #1582695

    It would be nice if you could make the recipe title a little more pronounced, like you could use the Header option for formating like you do in a post like you already are able to do.

    You can use headers for the content inside the recipe. Did you try it and it didn’t work?

    Also, I think it would be lovely that when you hit the print button that the formatted colors you’ve used in the recipe for headers and such would transfer over.

    Ah, yes. This may depend on the theme itself. Each theme may have print styles that are different from the in-browser view of the post. I think most themes will display print-friendly versions without colors. I do think you could modify that behavior using the Custom Design upgrade which is a paid add-on if you’d like to customize how the themes are designed to work out of the box.

    Lastly, I think it would be nice if we could include a picture of the dish with the recipe card.

    Just add an image normally inside the shortcode.

    #1582696

    This is such exciting news! When I started my foodie blog I was disappointed WP didn’t have any way (that noob me could figure) to embed recipes into a post. So I do “add media” and insert a PDF into the highlighted text. I’ve got a lot of good feedback on my recipe PDFs from my readers, they love that it can be printed and has my hand drawn personal header image on each one for uniformity. However, I will start by using this new plug in on my “Recipes” page to see how it works before I update all my posts, if it works for me ;)

    *Happy dance* :D

    #1582697

    timethief
    Member

    @jobakes
    Hi there,
    So you scooted right on over, did you? lol :D I love you Readers of mine because you are so enthusiastic that you keep me going. It’s not a plugin. It’s a shortcode. I apologize if I confused you on that. But do try it and let Staff know how it goes for you and post any feedback you have here later, okay?

    #1582700

    cravingthis
    Member

    Just tried the embedding as a test and I saved the post as private. It worked, but I can’t see the “PRINT” on the upper right hand corner that shows up on “Recipe Shortcode in Action”

    I read this:
    Print: a link to print the recipe is displayed by default. To hide the print button, set this attribute to false by adding print=”false”

    It states the “print” is displayed by default, but I don’t see it.
    Am I missing something?

    #1582701

    @cravingthis, I tested it and it looks like you need to have one of the attributes for servings, time, or difficulty present in order to make the print button show up. I updated the related help page to try to make that more clear.

    #1582702

    cravingthis
    Member

    @designsimply – thanks it worked.

    The only thing is that we must use the attributes listed. I normally have a different format which lists the source underneath the recipe title.

    Do you think we could add our own attributes? (such as source=, and instead of Difficulty, we could state “level=”)

    Thanks again :)

    #1582703

    akacurlysue
    Member

    Sorry for the late response but thank you for addressing my questions.

    Yes, I tried using the header option to make the title of the recipe larger but it would then change the servings amount and time it takes to make the recipe as well. I didn’t want it like that, just the recipe title.

    As for using CSS upgrade, which I do have, I use it only for font and color manipulation since I don’t know a lick of CSS :(

    #1582707

    Ok, so I did a new post today and made use of the new short code. Promising! Here’s my thoughts so far:

    Previously I uploaded a custom PDF I made in Pages on my iPhone/iPad/MacBook. It had my custom header at the top and the footer had a space to either say “Recipe Property of JoBlogsJoBakes.wordpress.com” or acknowledge where it came from if I was blogging another author’s work (always respecting copyright laws I must add!). It would be great to add in the header and at the bottom, a place for “source” too. Is that possible yet?

    Also, although this particular recipe was a long one with lots of steps, if I did it in my PDF template, it would take up far less room. It’s a line spacing thing I think but I would like it to take up less room otherwise it might but readers off thinking the recipe goes on for weeks and weeks…. Initially I did the ingredients without using an unordered list but on going back and changing it, this took up a much shorter amount of screen space. A good thing.

    I was hoping to have some reader feedback but as yet no one has commented specifically on the embedded recipe compared to my old method.

    #1582708

    Great shortcode and badly needed so am chuffed to bits on having something as neat and concise as this. Got the tip off from Jobakes, cheers!

    Like sunflowerandspruce mentioned with regard to the header; I can’t get the header in as a traditional letterhead sort of scenario (above the title of the recipe), nor can I put in a little logo. Both seem to only be allowed in the main body of the text, where the proper recipe commences. Some of the recipes are my originals and I think it’s kinda nice if I can make it clear on the print (from a design perspective, besides placing a text link) which site the recipe has been printed from. It’s a small thing in the scheme of things, but just thought it might help as feedback.

    Great work guys :D

    #1582709

    Oh, forgot to add; putting in a picture next to the recipe works without any problems so that’s fab! If there was any way to take it further, it would probably be in the realm of a bit more personalisation as mentioned previously.

    #1582710

    Do you think we could add our own attributes? (such as source=, and instead of Difficulty, we could state “level=”)

    Not at this time. But I’ll pass along the suggestion!

    It would be great to add in the header and at the bottom, a place for “source” too. Is that possible yet?

    Can you just put the source in the body content at the bottom as a regular paragraph?

    As for using CSS upgrade, which I do have, I use it only for font and color manipulation since I don’t know a lick of CSS :(

    The CSS forum can help! Post CSS questions at https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/css-customization/#postform and include an example link to one of your recipes in your help request.

    Like sunflowerandspruce mentioned with regard to the header; I can’t get the header in as a traditional letterhead sort of scenario (above the title of the recipe), nor can I put in a little logo. Both seem to only be allowed in the main body of the text, where the proper recipe commences.

    That’s correct, you can add an image to the body of the recipe but not the header. To customize beyond what the current feature provides, there’s a paid upgrade called Custom Design that may get you the flexibility you need to make it look *exactly* how you want. If you want to get help to learn about CSS and test it in a preview before purchasing, upload the image you want to use to your media library and then post a question in the CSS forums explaining exactly what you’re trying to do and provide a link to the image and an example page and someone will help you figure out if the upgrade is the right customization choice for what you’re trying to do.
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/css-customization/#postform

    #1582711

    sekeil5
    Member

    I’m so excited to see this! Thanks for the shortcode…can’t wait to play around with it. :)

    #1582712

    I totally love it too. I was sooo excited when I saw feedback here and I could match it up with a new update.

    MOAR RECIPES! MOAR FOOD BLOGS!

    #1582713

    @ designsimply…oh didn’t realise I could customise it. I do have the upgrade so shall fiddle through and see what happens. This has become very exciting! Thanks :)

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