We just released the very best version of WP Recipe Maker up until today: version 9.3.0. Read on for the highlights and a full changelog or update right away!

New Template Editor Features

We add some brand new things to the Template Editor, allowing non-developers to customize the recipe templates more than ever before.

Expandable Block

First up, a new block that you can add to your recipe card that allows visitors to show/hide certain sections of the recipe card. It could be used to hide away the nutrition facts, for example, if you find that most visitors aren’t actually interested in all the details and they are taking up too much space.

Through “Edit Blocks” you can change text, colors, style, and so on. Any of the other recipe blocks (or regular HTML code) can be added inside of the Expandable Block, so this opens up a lot of different options!

To actually make other blocks expandable, make sure to add the “Expandable” block first and then use “Add Blocks” to add blocks inside of it. Or alternatively use “Move Blocks” to move existing blocks inside.

Layout Elements for the Template Editor

To give you some more flexibility when creating templates, we’ve added a few Layout Elements that can be added through “Add Blocks”.

You can add other elements and blocks inside of some of these layout elements, allowing you to create some more complex structures all through the UI.

Add a container to have an image float to the right side of the template, or add columns to your ingredients and instructions show up side by side.

If you want, these columns will automatically switch to rows on mobile or tablet, keeping things responsive!

Adding Patterns to your Recipe Template

And we’re not done yet! A great way to learn is through examples, which is why we’ve added the new “Add Patterns” option to the template editor. Patterns are a pre-built combination of blocks that can be added to your template in one click. They are great to have an example of what’s possible or to use as a starting point before customizing further.

In this screenshot we’ve added the “Image with Name Overlay” pattern, for example. Once added, these are just regular blocks that you can then change through “Edit Blocks”, allowing you to change colors, styles, …

Or go to “Add Blocks” and add the “Recipe Rating” right below the name to have the stars show up in the image overlay as well.

We’re starting out with 2 patterns right now, but will add more in the future. Suggestions on what to add are always welcome through support or in our Facebook group!

Full Changelog

We highlighted just a few of the new features/improvements/fixes above. Below you can find the other changes in version 9.3.0. Check out our documentation for a full history.

WP Recipe Maker Premium 9.3.0

  • Improvement: Fallback to AJAX if user ratings endpoint fails
  • Fix: Force comment for low user rating when using Lazy Load for Comments
  • Fix: Comment form field required attribute in user ratings modal for logged in users
  • Fix: Prevent error in PHP 5.6

WP Recipe Maker 9.3.0

  • Feature: Patterns for the Template Editor
  • Feature: Expandable block for the Template Editor
  • Feature: Layout element blocks for the Template Editor
  • Feature: Import ratings from All In One Schema Rich Snippets
  • Improvement: Create Recipe link in admin bar
  • Improvement: Set Open Graph type to recipe when using Yoast SEO
  • Fix: Video metadata not found for some Youtube Shorts URLs
  • Fix: Sanitization of video embeds for non-administrators
  • Fix: Timeout issues when converting a lot of Create Reviews
  • Fix: Make sure all custom API endpoints use a WP_REST_Response object
  • Fix: Prevent unstyled submission number in admin bar

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.

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