Support » Plugin: WP Recipe Maker » Ideal Recipe Picture Size

  • Resolved lounhp


    Hi there,

    So what is the ideal size for image recipe in the recipe card? I’ve been using full-size pictures which might not be okay.
    Do you have any size recommendation to have the best looking picture on google snippet?

    Thank you for your help and for the amazing plugin!

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  • It comes down to the preference. OG:Image protocol (Facebook) recommends 1200×630. Google has been mostly using square and horizontal photos. Going off that, we personally try to stick to horizontal photos, 1200×900 or 1200×800 or similar.

    As far as the main post photos, Pinterest and mobile users have been getting better results with vertical photos. That’s why you see most people use vertical there for Featured photos.

    You cannot go wrong with any size and it really comes down to what you decide.



    thank you for the answer!
    does this apply to recipe card as well? what I mean buy ”recipe card” is the card we add through your plugin when creating a recipe.
    the picture shows up too small in the page, so I figured maybe use a small size to optimize page size. but if using a bigger picture is best, let me know.

    Hi, BTW – disclaimer – I’m not the plugin author 🙂

    I misunderstood the original question. So to answer the size of the images to upload to the recipe card:

    It’s better to upload at least 1200px wide, because Google, Pinterest and other websites need access to the larger images. The recipe card does all of the optimizations/resizing for you, so you technically shouldn’t worry about it.

    Plugin Author Brecht


    Apparently I missed the email notification for this support ticket so my apologies for not responding sooner.

    @drtimofey is right! You basically should upload the full sized image (at least 1200px is fine) and WordPress automatically generates different thumbnail sizes for that image. Our plugin then chooses the most appropriate ones for the recipe template and the recipe metadata.



    Oh, I see .. it makes sense.
    Thanks for the answer, both of you 😉

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