Easy Nutrition Facts Label

Description

This plugin creates a ‘nutrition-label’ custom post type which can be assigned to any page or post.

Use the shortcode ‘nutrition-label’to generate a FDA-style nutrition label.

Developers can add do_shortcode(‘[nutrition-label]’) to their templates so their clients can automatically assign labels to posts and pages.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutrition_facts_label for more information on nutrition labels.

Reference daily intake values come from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_Daily_Intake

This plugin is forked from the wp-nutrition-label plugin found at http://romkey.com/code/wp-nutrition-label

Screenshots

  • New Labels Section

  • List view in the admin, custom columns for shortcode and the page it is assigned to.

  • Add/Edit Label Form

  • Include 'do_shortcode' in your template. It will search for the first label associated to that page.

  • Include labels on a per-page basis.

  • Example output

Installation

  1. Upload /nutrition-facts-label to the /wp-content/plugins directory

  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress

  3. Create a label in the new ‘Labels’ section of the admin.

  4. Include the shortcode [nutrition-label id=100] where you want a specific label to be displayed.

  5. DEVELOPERS: When creating the label you can also specify the Page or Post you want the label to appear and include echo do_shortcode(“[nutrition-label]”); in the template where you want the label.

FAQ

What units does the label use?
  • Grams: totalfat, satfat, transfat, carbohydrates, fiber, sugars, protein
  • Milligrams (mg): cholesterol and sodium
  • Unitless: servings and calories (units are implicit for calories)
  • You should include the unit in the serving size attribute (ie: “4 oz”)
What about **Calories from Fat**?

The Calories from Fat number is computed from the totalfat attribute.

What about vitamins?

Thinking about it.

How do I style the nutrition label?

You can control the width with the “width” attribute. The width attribute uses ems as its unit. It is styled to scale but it’s likely that the “Nutrition Label” text won’t scale well as the default font is Helvetica, which isn’t fixed-width.

Each label as an id attribute of wp-nutrition-label-{ID} which allows you to change the label as you see fit.

How about calculating the nutrition values based on a recipe?

This is really hard to do. To do it at all reliably requires human intervention to match ingredients names against their entries in a nutrition database. That’s a level of difficulty I don’t wan to try to tackle with this plugin. You may find the USDA’s free online nutrition database useful for looking up nutrition information:

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

Reviews

Works but hard to manage for large number of posts

The plugin works the way it is intended. However, it’s hard to manage the nutrition facts since they are created under the “Labels” section and not created with the post. Sometimes I add several nutrition labels to a single post. I would much prefer creating the nutrition label in post vs using a shortcode. Even if the label needs to be stored in the “labels” having a way to create that from the post page would be awesome.

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Contributors & Developers

“Easy Nutrition Facts Label” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

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  • Initial release