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Recipe Schema Markup


Create good looking printable recipes. With Recipe Schema Markup your recipes are optimized for search engines.

Make your recipes beautiful. Mix and match over 100 color, font and layout swatches for a recipe template entirely your own. Need more recipe customization? Our visual recipe template editor makes that easy too.

Make your recipes visible to search engines. Recipe Schema Markup makes recipes compliant for maximum coverage by search engines. Include a recipe photo, and your recipes will be enhanced in Google Search.

Enter recipes quickly. Recipe Schema Markup integrates seamlessly with the WordPress editor. Type your recipes naturally instead of using individual fields for each line of the recipe.

Include multiple recipes. Recipe Schema Markup allows you to add as many recipes to a post as you want.

Delight your readers. Recipe Schema Markup allows you to enhance your recipes with the following features:

  • Recipe printing: print the recipe with a link to the original recipe post. Optional.
  • Recipe nutrition: set the nutrition facts for recipe. Optional.
  • Ingredients export: export the ingredients to “Buy Me a Pie!” grocery list application with one click.

Recipe Schema Markup is free. Recipe Schema Markup is 100% free.

Your recipes are yours. If you deactivate or delete Recipe Schema Markup, your data (recipes, theme, etc.) will remain on your WordPress server in your database. There are common tools that can easily retrieve the data from your database.

You can easily disable the display of both nutrition information with the recipe template editor.

Recipe Schema Markup will display properly on all browsers; however, the Recipe Schema Markup editor requires Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or IE9+.


Install the Recipe Schema Markup Plugin using the built-in WordPress plugin installer. If you download the Recipe Schema Markup Plugin manually, upload it to “/wp-content/plugins/”.

To activate Recipe Schema Markup, click “Activate” in the “Plugins” admin panel.

To use Recipe Schema Markup, click the Recipe Schema Markup icon on the “Edit Post” pages. Enter the recipe and click “Save”. This inserts the recipe into your blog post.

To customize your recipe template, use the Recipe Schema Markup template editor. Either choose a recipe theme that you like or use the color, background, font, and layout tabs to create your own theme.

On each tab, you can use our swatches or click the recipe preview to get exactly the settings you want.


80% solution

The print layout needs a lot of work, but if you ignore that, the plugin does pretty well and is an 80% solution for recipes. I don’t understand why the plugin author wants items added in this format:

  • onions, chopped | 2 large

Putting the quantity and measurement at the end after a vertical bar does nothing to help the formatting. In fact, when it displays on the page it shows up as:

  • onions, chopped 2 large

So, this looks ridiculous and is not like any recipe you will see anywhere else. I would expect the quantity and measurement to be formatted as a right-aligned element in the left-most column, and the ingredient and prep instruction to be a left-aligned element in the right-most column.

On another point, directions get mushed together without any separation in the editor. They come out fine on the page, but in the editor it’s a bit of a mess.

I haven’t figured out how to add step-by-step photos as yet. Perhaps that comes later?

Certainly this plugin is worth looking at, but it also is a work in progress. It’s great to have it as an option!

easy to use, highly customizable

Can’t believe this plugin has so little users or reviews. I like it so much better than the other more popular recipe plugins. Where they falter is lack of customizability. This one is completely customizable so that you can make it match your blog in appearance and it doesn’t look obviously like a plugin.

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