We just released the very best version of WP Recipe Maker up until today: version 7.4.0. Read on for the highlights and a full changelog or update right away!
Associating ingredients with instructions
Do you find yourself referring back to the ingredient list while reading recipe instructions? With our new feature that’s a thing of the past as you can put the ingredient amounts right where you need them: next to the instructions.
Even better: if your visitors change the serving size or unit system, those ingredients will change right with them, as you can see in action in the video below.
To actually associate your ingredients with different instruction steps we’ve added some tabs in the “Instructions” section of the recipe edit modal.
Go to the “Associated Ingredients” tab to select ingredients for every instruction step. In the bottom right you can see which ingredients haven’t been used yet as an easy reference.
Whenever you update an ingredient, it will automatically get updated next to the instruction as well, so no need to worry about that.
Unfortunately you will have to go through any existing recipes if you want to add this feature, but we really believe your visitors will love it!
Pick a collection to add a recipe to
The existing Add to Recipe Collection Button was very easy to use: just a single click and the recipe is stored in your recipe collections inbox. Another click to go to those collections.
Unfortunately, this could make things a bit annoying to manage afterwards, especially after saving lots of recipes in the inbox.
As of version 7.4.0 we now give you the option to have the add to collection button show up as a tooltip instead, where visitors can immediately pick where they want to add that recipe to:
If your visitors are used to the recipe collections feature, this will definitely speed up their workflow!
To enable, check out the new settings on the WP Recipe Maker > Settings > Recipe Collections page. We’ve also added a few new options there, like the ability to have a recipe show up at the top of a collection, instead of the bottom.
There’s also automatic scrolling to top now while navigating collections, which should also be a big improvement for the user experience. You can fine-tune or disable this through the settings page as well.
A new dashboard page with latest news
If you click on “WP Recipe Maker” you’ll find a brand new dashboard page, listing useful information related to WPRM.
It shows your latest recipes, some quick tips and links to additional resources. There’s also a news section where you’ll be able to learn more about latest releases (this blog post!) and find the food blogging related blog posts that we and our partners publish.
The final block (for now) shows you a quick glance of your recipe analytics, if that feature is enabled.
We have some more ideas of things we can add in the future, now that the foundation is there. So keep an eye on the news section!
We highlighted just a few of the new features/improvements/fixes above. Below you can find the other changes in version 7.4.0. Check out our documentation for a full history.
WP Recipe Maker Premium 7.4.0
- Feature: Optionally pick a specific collection to add a recipe to
- Feature: Automatically scroll to top in recipe collections
- Improvement: Setting to add recipe to top or bottom of collection
- Fix: Adjustable shortcode problem when used in ingredient name
WP Recipe Maker 7.4.0
- Feature: Associate ingredients with specific instruction steps
- Feature: Dashboard page with latest news
- Feature: Import from Recipe Card Blocks by WPZOOM
- Feature: Import ratings from Multi Rating plugin
- Improvement: Prevent font size too small on mobile for meta unit text
- Improvement: Remove analytics actions after x days
- Improvement: Compatibility with Tasty Pins hidden images for automatic snippet placement
- Improvement: Aria label for better roundup link accessibility
- Fix: Prevent comment rating manipulation
- Fix: Prevent Yoast Duplicate Post rewrite feature from breaking parent post
- Fix: Custom hash not working in all themes/page builders
- Fix: PHP notice after Ziplist import
- Fix: Prevent issues with custom SVG icons and some PHP configurations
- Fix: Template Editor dropdown showing below image
Updating should be possible through the Plugins page in your own WordPress backend. If there are any issues, check out our documentation on updating WP Recipe Maker.
That’s it for now, but there’s plenty more to come!