Plugin Features

Recipe 2016

New default recipe template as of WP Ultimate Recipe 3.0. All colors can easily be changed on the Recipes > Settings > Template Editor page for further customization.

Recipe Classic

The classic recipe template it all started with. Available as “Default Recipe Template” on the Settings > Recipe Template page.


Connect your recipes to leading online grocers with the Chicory “get ingredients” button. The Chicory integration can be enabled on the Recipes > Settings > Partner Integrations page and adds a button after your ingredient list. In the Premium version you can move this button around in the Template Editor.

Food Fanatic

The Food Fanatic integration can be enabled on the Recipes > Settings > Partner Integrations page and adds a button in the top right of your recipe. In the Premium version you can move this button around in the Template Editor.


The BigOven integration can be enabled on the Recipes > Settings > Partner Integrations page and adds a button in the top right of your recipe. In the Premium version you can move this button around in the Template Editor.

Recipe List Widget

The Recipe List Widget can be used to display a plain list of your recipes, order by date, title or rating. It’s possible to customize this list using CSS or the wpurp_recipe_list_widget_recipe plugin hook.

Recipe Search Widget

The Recipe Search Widget can be added to your website to allow visitors to search by any custom tag or category you created. We plan on adding plain text search as well.

Nutrition Label Widget

Instead of displaying the Nutrition Label with a shortcode you can also use a widget for this. You can hardcode a specific recipe, in which case that recipe’s Nutrition Label will be shown on each and every page. Most will probably set it to “Recipe shown on recipe page”: this will only show the widget […]

Demo Recipe

This is what your recipes could look like with WP Ultimate Recipe. Check out the links on the left to find out more about all the features or take a look at the Video Lessons to see everything in action! Recipe Video: Nutrition Label (Premium version only):

Template Editor

WP Ultimate Recipe Premium comes with an extensive Template Editor that can be used to create Recipe, Recipe Print and Recipe Grid templates however you like in a user-friendly editor. In the Premium Templates section you can find some examples of templates we’ve created and be sure to check out this Video Lesson showcasing the editor […]

User Submissions

In the premium version you can allow your visitors to submit their own recipes, instead of having to create them all by yourself. They can do this from a front-end form (so they don’t have to access the WordPress backend) that you can insert using the Recipe title Your name* Featured image Appetizer Breakfast Dessert […]

Meal Planner & Shopping List

The Meal Planner allows both your visitors and registered users to place recipes on a calendar and generate a shopping list for it. Works great on mobile too! Optionally show the automatically calculated per person nutrition facts for every day as well. Swipe left and right to change dates. Use SHIFT, CTRL or CMD while […]

Saved Meal Plans

As an administrator it is possible to create Meal Plans in the backend and then display them with a shortcode in any post or page. Meal Plans can be created for as many days and recipes as you’d like. Your visitors are then able to generate a shopping list for that Meal Plan or copy […]

User Menus & Shopping List

Tip: Take a look at our Meal Planner, which is basically User Menus 2.0 and the recommend feature to use if you want your visitors to save menus and generate a shopping list. WP Ultimate Recipe Premium allows your users to create their own menus right from the front-end and even generate shopping lists for them. […]

Shopping List Shortcode

After you’ve created a menu with the User Menus feature you can insert the shopping list for this menu wherever you want with the shortcode (use the Shortcode Editor for easy access). It will then show the recipes in the menu and the shopping list, which can be printed. Your visitors can still adjust the […]

Favorite Recipes

On the Recipes > Settings > Favorite Recipes page you can enable the Favorite Recipe button, which allows your logged in users to set their favorite recipes. It will show up as a heart by default (the icon can be changed in the Template Editor): This allows your users to click on it to indicate that recipe as […]

Custom Recipe Tags

The courses and cuisines tags in the free version are great, but with the premium version you can really go wild and assign all the tags you want to your recipes with the custom tags feature. To access the Custom Tags go to Admin -> Custom Tags -> Manage custom recipe tags (the blue button) […]

Custom Recipe Fields

The Premium version allows you to create Custom Fields for your recipes so you can add whatever you want to them by going to the Recipes > Custom Fields page:   When you’ve added a Custom Field it will then be available when entering recipes on the front- and back-end: It will also be available […]

Extended Recipe Index

In the premium version you get an index shortcode that is a lot more flexible than the free one. The basic version is still the same: Mushroom ToastPasta PestoPenne al fornoSpaghetti BologneseSpinach and bacon pastaTom’s Lasagne but now we have a lot more parameters to extend it: group_by – Pick a tag to group your […]

Recipe Grid

The Premium versions includes a free version of our own WP Ultimate Post Grid Premium plugin which allows you to create a Recipe Grid with lots of customization options. The version included with WP Ultimate Recipe Premium is 2.8.2 and will not get updated anymore. For an even better experience we recommend using the latest WP […]

Countdown Timer

Provide an easy way to start a countdown timer for visitors who are cooking your recipe as they are on your page. With the timer text shortcode you can add a timer anywhere in the recipe. Try clicking on “2 hours” or “world record” in the instructions of the following recipe to see it in […]

Import Recipes

No need to throw away all your hard work! WP Ultimate Recipe allows you to import the recipes you’ve already created. We support the following imports: EasyRecipe and EasyRecipe Plus plugin (Video Lesson) RecipeCard by Yumprint plugin (Process equivalent to Ziplist) ReciPress plugin Cooked plugin (Before v1.2 only) Yummly Rich Recipes Ziplist plugin (Video Lesson) FDX […]

Import & Export from XML

In the Premium version you can export all (or a selection) of your recipes to XML and import them again on another website. This is perfect when managing multiple websites or environments with the same recipes. The import from XML feature can also be used to migrate from an old database if you can get […]

Import Ingredients from XML

In the Premium version you can import ingredients and their nutritional data from an XML file. An example XML structure: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?> <ingredients> <ingredient name=”apple” plural=”apples” link=”” hide_link=”false” group=”Fruit” reference_serving=”100 g” metric_quantity=”100″ metric_quantity_unit=”g” calories=”1866″ carbohydrate=”31″ protein=”28″ fat=”183″ saturated_fat=”30″ polyunsaturated_fat=”20″ monounsaturated_fat=”123″ trans_fat=”” cholesterol=”116″ sodium=”1289″ potassium=”308″ fiber=”1.7″ sugar=”1.7″ vitamin_a=”0.9″ vitamin_c=”0.9″ calcium=”8.7″ iron=”105″/> <ingredient name=”strawberry” plural=”strawberries” hide_link=”true” […]

Custom Ingredient Links

By default, your visitors can click on ingredients and it will take them to an archive page that lists all recipes using that ingredient. This can be quite useful but sometimes you want them to be sent to a specific website, perhaps to a shop where they can buy that ingredient (hello, affiliate marketers!). That’s […]

User Ratings

Premium users can enable User Ratings on the User Ratings settings page. You have the option to allow any of your visitors to rate recipes, or just your logged in users: Once you’ve enabled this feature, people will be able to vote by clicking on the amount of stars they want to give the recipe. […]

More Sharing Buttons

In the Template Editor more social networks and types of sharing buttons are available to you. Currently we support buttons for: Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest StumbleUpon LinkedIn Most of these have multiple variants of buttons that can be set in the editor. A simple example of what you can end up with:

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 […]

Imperial <> Metric Conversion

Reach the entire world and let your visitors pick the unit system they are most comfortabel with by having them dynamically switch between Imperial and Metric (and other) units. You just enter the recipe in the units you want and WP Ultimate Recipe Premium will automatically provide the switch for you! Try it out for […]

Nutritional Information

By integrating with the FatSecret API we can provide you with a large database of nutritional information. This information is saved for each ingredient and can then be used to calculate the nutrition value of your recipes. Take a look at this video lesson to see all of this in action. The nutritional information can […]

Change Recipe Colors

The colors in the new default template (as of WP Ultimate Recipe 3.0) can easily be changed from the Recipes > Settings > Recipe Template page:

Recipe Shortcode

The recommended way of using WP Ultimate Recipe is to just create a recipe through the Recipes > Add New page and have that exist on its won. It’s also possible to insert recipes wherever you want using the recipe shortcode. Adding recipes can be done using the little chef hat icon in the visual editor: […]

Jump to Recipe & Print Recipe

With the Jump to Recipe and Print Recipe shortcodes you can add convenient quick access links at the top of your posts like this: –    The shortcodes can be added by using the shortcode editor by clicking on the WP Ultimate Recipe icon:   Another option is to just type the and  shortcodes yourself. If you want […]

SEO Friendly JSON-LD Metadata

We use the JSON-LD metadata format to make sure your recipes are automatically recognized by Google and other search engines. Without any additional work your recipes will be available for features like: Google Recipe Search Read more in this blog post. Pinterest Rich Pins Hint: would you prefer not showing up as rich pins on Pinterest? […]

Google AMP Compatible

Our recipes are compatible with Google AMP, the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project that improves page load speeds on mobile. You can choose the template to use on these pages and even edit it in the Template Editor. Enabling AMP will improve your SEO for Google. We recommend using the following WordPress plugin to enable AMP:

Full Text Search

The title, description, ingredients and instructions you use in your recipes are searchable with the default WordPress search widget. Try searching for “parsley”, for example:

Mobile Friendly

The free version comes with a nice default template which is mobile-friendly and thus optimised for any device visiting your website (think smartphone, tablet, desktop, …). This is what it looks like, try resizing your browser window to emulate a tablet or smartphone:

Recipe Archive Page

As recipes are actually custom post types (don’t worry if you never heard about them), WordPress automatically generates an archive page for them, which is basically a blog-like overview of your recipes. By default you can find it at one of the following url’s (depending on your url structure): In the recipes settings […]

Recipe Tags

You can tag your recipes with certain cuisines and courses, which also allows you to display all recipes for a certain course or cuisine, just like the recipe archive page (which lists everything). For example, try one of the following urls: Or, depending on your permalink settings: Or go wild: […]

Recipe Index Shortcode

Just want to list all your recipes on an index page? We’ve got a shortcode for that! Click on the little chef’s hat to open the shortcode editor:   And insert the index shortcode, with or without headers:   Inserting without headers will basically insert the Mushroom ToastPasta PestoPenne al fornoSpaghetti BologneseSpinach and bacon pastaTom’s […]

Adjustable Servings

You can allow your visitors to adjust the ingredient quantities to the number of servings that they’re actually going to make. Just make sure that you only enter numbers in the servings and quantity fields when you’re entering your recipes for this feature to work correctly. Want to have quantities outside of the ingredients? Try […]

Clean Print Version

WP Ultimate Recipe automatically allows your visitors to print out the recipes you created by clicking on the little printer icon. This opens the recipe in a new window with all images and styling removed, to have a clean printed out recipe. Try it now by clicking on the printer icon (you can even adjust […]

Clickable Images

In the recipe settings you can allow your recipe images to be clickable: This features works best in combination with a lightbox plugin like the free Responsive Lightbox (others could work as well). Try it out now! Click on any of the images in this recipe and a nice lightbox should show up:

Ingredient & Instruction Groups

Sometimes it is useful to divide recipes in different groups or parts. Think about the icing and the cake batter, for example. Or a part of the recipe that can be created in advance and a part that has to be done à la minute. That’s why in WP Ultimate Recipe you have full control […]

Social Sharing

Give your visitors the opportunity to share the awesome recipes that you create. In the free version Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest are available. In the Premium plugin you can choose from some more sharing buttons. Just enable sharing in the settings: The Premium version also allows you to change the default text to be shared. […]

Available in Multiple Languages

WP Ultimate Recipe has already been translated in the following languages. These translations are automatically included when downloading the plugin: (Nearly) complete translations: English Dutch French Portuguese Czech Russian Hindi Partly translated: Italian Bulgarian Polish Spanish Swedish German Turkish Norwegian Danish Hebrew The language files can be found in the plugin’s /lang/ folder and can […]

Multilingual Support

A WPML configuration file is included with our plugin which we recommend for multilingual websites. You can find a demo of WP Ultimate Recipe running under WPML over here: Getting Started with WPML You will need WPML and add-on Plugins WPML Multilingual CMS core WPML String Translation WPML Translation Management Guide for installing & activating […]