Want a simple, easy to use and fully customizable recipe plugin for WordPress? I spent a few hours today putting it together. Although it’s still in early beta, I’m pretty happy about it. It features a custom recipe post type, categories and tags that are specifically for your recipes rather than for all of your posts together, and shortcodes to include the recipes in your posts.
We’ve been using a different plugin at Indiaphile for our recipes and it just wasn’t working out well. You could only have one recipe per post, and you were completely restricted to that plugin’s formatting. This one is completely open, it uses shortcodes to describe what certain information is, such as [ingredients]your ingredients here (separated by line breaks)[/ingredients]. This gives you complete freedom to add in additional notes and information that doesn’t necessarily fit into someone else’s rigid formatting.
It is definitely in a workable state, but there are other features on the way, such as custom formatting options and a shortcode generator. As it is now, you can format the recipes with your own custom css as the whole thing is wrapped in a div.stp_recipe
I just used it to convert the recipes in an old post at indiaphile: Tandoori Paneer Pizza. That was so easy!
You can download the plugin here. Remember, this is an early development release, you’ll either have to understand the code or have to talk to me about how to use it. But trust me, it’s pretty darn simple and powerful if you know how it works!