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  • Hi everyone!

    I am looking for a recipe plugin for WordPress that supports importing recipes from Mastercook, or in Mastercook format.

    I’ve searched the plugins database, the forums, search engines, and haven’t found anything yet, but thought someone here may have heard of such a thing.

    I’ve found a few recipe plugins, but they don’t seem to support Mastercook. As I’ve been using Mastercook for a decade, I’ve put a lot of recipes in that software so it would be tedious to switch to something else now.

    Thanks for any help you can offer!

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  • Hi Nashjar,

    Mastercook files don’t appear to have any export capacity to WP.

    While only 1 recipe plugin currently has a Mealmaster import capacity, it’s actually a pretty bad plugin, requiring far too much data entry and customization. That one also seems to only work with its own theme and has problems with any other. Their support is terrible as well.

    However, I can strongly recommend Easy Recipe by I understand they are working on an import utility for Mealmaster.

    Alternatively, you can look into XML import into WP. Simply find the format for hRecipes microformat, then set the Mastercook files into an Excel spreadsheet and format all the required fields for that structure. Save it to a text file (to strip Excel code), remove the tabs (Excel will add tabs for every cell) and then use the WP import for XML.

    Please note however, that WordPress unfortunately slows down severely around 4,000 recipes. If you have more than that number, you may need to break up your collection into various basic categories, such as meals… such as Breakfast recipes or, perhaps by things like Meat recipes, with a separate WP install for each.

    As I understand it (and I could be wrong), WPMU doesn’t change the limit of 4,000.

    Good luck with your efforts.

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