Adding a Recipe

With ReciPress, recipes are not separate pieces of content from your blog posts and content pages. Instead they are saved as additional information to your blog posts. This way you can blog about anything you like and have the option to add a recipe when the need arises.

To add a recipe, follow these simple steps:

Log into your WordPress admin dashboard and navigate to Posts > Add New Below the editor, you’ll see the Recipe box. Check “Add a Recipe to this post”. The full meta box will appear. Begin adding the information requested by the form. Every field is optional.

Basic Settings

  1. If you leave the Title field empty, ReciPress will use the blog posts’s title for the recipe. With this option you can have two different titles.
  2. The recipe summary is used in the output of the recipe as well as in search engine results. If you leave this field blank, a summary will be generated for you from the content of the blog post.
  3. Cuisines are meant to catalog the recipe into a region of origin. (More about Cuisines)
  4. Courses are meant for setting what part of the meal the recipe is part of. (More about Courses)
  5. Skill Levels are for setting the difficulty of preparing the recipe (More about Skill Levels)
  6. If you have the Cost field turned on in the options, you can use this field to enter in the cost to produce the recipe. (More about ReciPress Options)
  7. The yield option is for setting the quantity that the recipe produces such as how many cups, loaves, etc.
  8. The servings field is for setting how many servings come from making this recipe.
  9. Set the prep and cook times to how many minutes are required. If the minutes are over 60 (1 hour), ReciPress will automatically calculate this into hours and minutes and display it in the proper format.

Ingredients

  1. To add an ingredient, begin filling out the amount, measurement, ingredient name, and an optional note in each line. For example: 3 tablespoons flour all purpose. “3″ is the amount, “talbespoons” is the measurement, “flour” is the ingredient, and “all purpose” is the note.
  2. As you begin typing an ingredient, Recipress will auto suggest ingredients to you that you’ve used already. (More about Ingredients)
  3. The note field is meant to be used for keeping the ingredient names simple. Because ingredients are similar to post tags, it probably isn’t necessary to have a “all purpose flour” tag, and a “self-rising flour” tag, just to give one example.
  4. To add another ingredient, click the green plus icon in the top right of the ingredients table and a new line will be added.
  5. As you add new lines, a red delete icon will appear next to them so that you can remove a line you don’t need.
  6. You can also sort the ingredients  by dragging them with the sort handle found in the first column of the table.

Instructions

  1. To add an instruction, fill out the first row by typing in the first instruction in the textarea.
  2. Click “Upload Image” to add an image for this instruction if you would like to include one.
  3. To add another instruction, click the green plus icon in the top right of the instructions table and a new line will be added.
  4. As you add new lines, a red delete icon will appear next to them so that you can remove a line you don’t need.
  5. You can also sort the instructions  by dragging them with the sort handle found in the first column of the table.

If your theme supports post thumbnails, by default ReciPress will use the posts’s featured image as it’s image. If it does not, you will see an option to upload an image as the very first field in the form. If your theme supports post thumbnails and you would prefer to set a different image for the recipe, you may do so on the ReciPress Options page. (More about ReciPress Options)

After you’re done editing your post and adding the recipe, you’re ready to click “publish”.