EasyRecipe makes it easy to enter, format and print recipes, as well as automagically doing the geeky stuff needed for Google's Recipe View.
At first, I was liking the plugin. Was moving over from Recipe Card because I didn't like being forced to promote a third party site.
Well, after install, this plugin had a nice popup to convert recipe card recipes including image. But when you go to add another recipe you won't be able add an image without spending 25 bucks. That's bs.
It also has a new UI css file which is screwing things up with a theme. The old UI file classes were specific to this plugin, should stay that way!
Author... find better things to charge for than basic element like adding a photo!
Absolutely the worst customer service I have ever experienced. I currently have three or four tickets including a please refund my money now ticket working with absolutely no response in the last two weeks. I too thought this plugin looked awesome and immediately upgraded from the free to plus plan. Buttons do not work as described and the support is terrible. STAY AWAY!
I really wanted to like this plug in; I even upgraded to the paid version and it has just been a major disappointment.
Sure, it looks great (one star for that) but it has too many bugs.
For instance, if I do a spell check in WP, it adds some code to every misspelled word or words WP doesn't recognize. I'll have to manually remove this string of code from my recipe which is very time consuming. I can no longer use the WP spell check for this reason
My first support ticket got a response after three weeks; I submitted one about the spell check issue which was over two months ago!! Some free apps have way better support than this app I PAID FOR.
Needless to say I'll be looking for a better solution.
I have Easy Recipe Plus and I generally don't have issues with it, but when I do, they respond quickly to get it working again.
Best plugin for food and recipe bloggers!
Ziplist slowed down my site. Easy Recipe does not. When I couldn't get the live formatting to work, John took the time to walk me through everything that could be wrong, eventually finding out that it was a compatibility issue with another plugin. Problem solved! I love the look of the recipe card, the plugin is easy to use, but most of all I'm happy that it isn't slowing down my site, since I believe that Google penalizes slow sites.
This is the second recipe plugin that I have used for my website and is much better than the first one I tried. It has worked well from the initial download and has been easy to set up and enter recipes. I am so pleased that I updated to Easy Recipe Plus.
its an upsale to bad wordpress lets you add it
I was concerned when reading a couple of the 1-Star ratings that were left, but I was willing to give the PRO version a chance after trying the demo. I've only had it for 24 hours, but everything seems to be working and nothing on my site is broken.
I took off a star for a couple of reasons.
1.The "import" of recipes doesn't exist - not for the plugin user. You are only able to export your own recipes to their website (They call it import, referring to their end.) I think this is more than a bit deceiving to the buyer.
2.The only other thing is the inserting of pictures. A bit of a pain in the ass and that might be my not finding an easier way to get a "featured" photo loaded. I have to insert an image into the recipe, so that it is available to pick as a featured image, then I have to go back and delete the image from inside the recipe. If I don't do that it seems I have to provide a url for the image.
Overall though, it really is a good plugin. I tried almost all of them before deciding on Easy Recipe. Others I tried had major issues. This one didn't give me any problems.
What I'd like to see in future updates:
Instructions provided on the templates for those who submit recipes. Many aren't familiar with how to proceed.
An optional area to provide a link somewhere on the completed recipe form that lets visitors know they can post their own recipes. The link could lead to the submission area ("detail" page).
I started my blog at the end of November. I became very aware of the inconsistencies of the way my recipes appeared. I search the plug-ins and found this one. I love it so I am upgrading today.
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