When I decided to get serious about my passion for all food orgasmic I wanted an easy way to get my recipes into my blog posts AND a way to offer a print option to my readers. The plugins on offer were either difficult to set up or slow to use.
I went to my favorite programmer – he also serves as first class recipe tester, garbage dumper, bug killer and bed warmer around here too, and asked if he could write a plugin that would be simple to use, quick and easy to use and include all the microformatting that Google requires in order to have a chance at getting listed in Google’s Recipe View.
After rolling his eyes he said yes.
“I want a plugin that describes the settings in human words not geek”
“I want a plugin that allows me to cut and paste from my computer’s recipe program or off the net.”
“I want a plugin that allows my readers to print my recipe and I want a thumbnail photo in the print thingy too.”
“I want a plugin that is easy to edit because I am always typing too fast and I make typos.”
“I want a plugin to allow my readers to rate my recipe and have that show up on Google and the print page.”
“Finally and most importantly – DON’T MAKE ME THINK !! Seriously, I want to cook and the plugin do all the work.”
To which he replied what every man would reply, “yes, dear.”
It’s a week since I made that request and EasyRecipe launched today. I figured, why keep this to myself. When I was looking for a wordpress plugin for recipes there weren’t many to choose from.
If you’re like me and are looking for a new plugin to format your recipes for your blog AND to give Mr. Google all the information he requires for Recipe View, then give EasyRecipe a looksee. If you try it and you like it and you come up with suggestions to make it better, let us know. My programmer works for orgasmic food – well, let’s be honest, he works for anything orgasmic.
This looks great. I found you on the new WordPress plugins page. I’ve used a couple of recipe plugins and I was pulling my hair out. One even had recipe cook time options in months and years! Hopefully it doesn’t crash and I can get my new recipe site going with no fuss or bother.
Just beginning my new blog and this will help tremendously. I want to enter recipes that people can print easily so they’ll cook or bake them. I’m off to install it now. Wish me luck!
*sigh* What are us wordpress.com users to do?
Plug-in’s aren’t allowed so I just made myself an html template. It’s a little (okay, a lot) crude compared to your EasyRecipe plug-in, but it’ll have to do until I get my own domain.
Many congrats on EasyRecipe. Looks like it’ll be a hit 🙂
Renate Valencia says
Hi! Thanks for this great new tool!
Does with work with WordPress 3.0? Plugin loaded fine, all looks good, but I can’t seem to save a recipe to a post. After I click “save” it just disappears. Thanks!
Hi Renate, can you upgrade to the newest WordPress? That will sort out the problems we think.
I’m looking for a good recipe plug-in as I just made the switch from Blogger. Thanks!
The new upgrade is only a day or so away ! It looks fantastic!