Advanced WP Categories

We already have our custom tags feature that allows you to create as many tags for your recipes as you want (e.g. Price, Cuisine, Course, Diet, …) but some of you prefer to use the default WP Categories to assign to their recipes.

There are a lot of settings on the Recipe Tags page that allow you to use categories just the way you want. To use WP categories instead of our custom tags system, you need to enable at least these settings:

Advanced WP Categories

You next step is to create a category structure with parent and children:

Parent Category

You can now assign those children to a recipe, to act as custom tags for their parent:

Recipe Category

You can see the result in this recipe. “Course” is a normal custom tag, while “Difficulty” is a parent category:

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Spinach and bacon pasta
A great pasta with few ingredients.
Votes: 36
Rating: 3.97
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Course Main Course
Difficulty Too easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Course
Difficulty Too easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Votes: 36
Rating: 3.97
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Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook your tagliatelle al dente.
  2. Use the cooking time of the pasta to sauté your bacon strips.
  3. Rinse the spinach well in cold water to make sure it's clean. Add it to the bacon after a couple of minutes.
  4. Finally stir the boursin through the spinach and add the quartered cherry tomatoes.
  5. After about 8 to 10 minutes, the pasta should be done. Drain it and put it back in the pot to mix it with the sauce.
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You can assign as many categories as you want so this feature really allows you to go wild.