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ZipList Recipe Plugin

Version: 2.5 Formats recipes so they are SEO-friendly. Now fully supports WordPress 3.9.

How do I edit a recipe with the ZipList Recipe Plugin?

Starting with version 2.4, you'll want to click the spoon and fork icon on the visual editor toolbar to both create and edit a recipe. You no longer need to click on the image placeholder within the blog post to edit a recipe.

Can I use the plugin to add multiple recipes to one post or page?

There should only be one recipe per post or page. The plugin does allow for compound recipes which is one way to include multiple lists of ingredients in your post (e.g., for a salad and a salad dressing).Simply enter your instructions for the main recipe, then start the next line with an exclamation point to create a label, like "!For the Salad Dressing". Then, add the instructions for the secondary recipe. Starting with version 2.4, we no longer support multiple ZipList-formatted recipes within a single post.

I created a specially-designed Save Recipe button to match my website, but when I upgraded the plugin, my customizations disappeared. How can I get them back?

Starting with version 2.4, we no longer support using custom CSS to integrate a designer Save Recipe button. However, we added a new feature to make it easier for you to add in a custom Save Recipe button. Simply go into the plugin settings and toward the top of the page you'll see fields to enter custom image URLs for your Save Recipe and Print buttons, should you choose to do so.

Where can my readers view the recipes that have been added to their recipe box or shopping list?

When your recipes are saved to a reader's recipe box or shopping list, they are accessible anytime, anywhere on ZipList's free website or mobile apps. We permit, and even encourage, linking to the standard recipe box and shopping list on your site to help users find your saved recipes even faster.

ZipList Shopping List link:http://www.ziplist.com/mylist/

ZipList Recipe Box link:http://www.ziplist.com/recipes/box

ZipList iPhone App:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ziplist-shopping-lists-grocery/id335575008?mt=8

ZipList Android App:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ziplist.app&hl=en

When I use ZipList's plugin or button code, where are the recipes stored?

Whether you use the ZipList recipe plugin or you simply add the ZipList button script to your website, your recipes are always stored on your own website.

Even with the ZipList Recipe Plugin, your recipes are stored safely in a separate DB table in your main WP database. The recipe table is named wp_amd_zlrecipe_recipes and you can take a look at it yourself using any WordPress database tools at your disposal.

Much like Google, ZipList creates a simplified "index" entry of your recipes for use in presenting recipe search results, but this is not a full "copy" of the recipe and serves only to hold a representation of the partner website. For example, if you change a recipe on your website that you published months ago, ZipList will shortly "notice" this and update the recipe search and all of the information in user recipe boxes that link back to the original recipe.

In short, your website keeps your recipes and ZipList refers all recipe "view" traffic back to the original partner content.

If the ZipList service were to go down, what would happen to my recipes?

The short answer is "nothing"! :) The display of your recipes on your site has nothing to do with the ZipList service and the only thing that would change is that the ZipList "Save Recipe" button would no longer function.

The ZipList Recipe Plugin simply takes the recipe information from your own database and displays it with the SEO annotation and it does this without any connection or communication with the ZipList service itself as the two really are completely independent. The only time there is communication between ZipList and your website is when one of your customers clicks the Save Recipe button, at which time a reference to the recipe and your website is saved in the user's recipe box on ZipList.

If ZipList ever does "go away", you can simply uncheck the option to show the ZipList button and you will continue to enjoy SEO-friendly display of your recipes without any connection to ZipList.

Why do you put a placeholder image into my Edit Post page, instead of my actual recipe?

Because of the way WordPress' text editor works, if you decide to add or remove something from your recipe using the text editor, it can very easily mess up the markup of the code - so the ZipList plugin prevents that from happening by not allowing you to edit the recipe in the text editor.

How can I request a feature to be added in future versions of the ZipList Recipe Plugin?

You can email mailto:support@ziplist.com with your requests.

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-4-28
Downloads: 35,957

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