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  • Resolved Amber


    Currently testing out Simmer for implementing recipes on local environment. Liking what I’m seeing so far but was wondering if:

    A) Is there a way to allow the use of HTML tags such as <strong>, <em> or even breaks in the instructions. Currently each instruction just loads as one massive block of text with no visible way to emphasize certain words or create returns. This is fine if the instruction is short but gets blocky if the instruction is long.

    B) The Simmer permalink structure has admins define an Archive Base, Single Recipe Base, and Category Base.

    Is there a way to remove the single recipe base from the structure and include the category base?

    Currently it looks like “”. This reads really odd no matter how it’s worded and despite having to define a Category Base it doesn’t show up in the URL.

    Ideally admins would have the ability to change the structure to something like “” similar to how we can use /%category%/%postname%/ in the default WP Permalinks > Custom Structure” Settings.

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  • Plugin Author L. Littlefield


    Hi Amber! Thanks for your detailed message here. We’re glad you like the plugin.

    A. Currently, there is not. However, upcoming plans for add-ons include a “rich” ingredient and instruction editor so that you can incorporate in the future images, video, links, and more into your recipes. These new features will make processes like including affiliate links in ingredient lists easier.

    In their simplest format, recipes are a compilation of ingredients and instructions. In Simmer, instructions can be ordered by number, and we suggest breaking very large instruction explanations into multiple parts. Or, you can also use the subheading feature available for both ingredients and instructions to break things apart further.

    B. We’ve structured recipes within WordPress to operate primarily as their own CPT. We can more easily structure things for a custom API later, or any other number of advanced implementations. Because of this original strategy, some developers find there is some redundancy in the permalink structure. We’re actively working on a few updates to our core plugin to fix this, and allow the structure to be more easily edited as intended. I’ll update this forum topic with the Github Issue we’ll use to track this process shortly. In the meantime, thank you so much for your feedback as a developer, and feel free to reach out to us anytime at


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