Support » Plugin: WP Recipes » [Plugin: WP Recipes] got some ideas for this plugin

  • Hey I spent the last 2 months tinkering with a recipe DB and now you come up with a plugin for it 🙂

    my try can be seen here: that is a sample recipe. still working on the archive templates for searching and filtering.

    I like your plugin though. maybe we can chat and improve your plugin with some ideas?

    The main reason I want to chat to you is that I built a lot of my features around custom taxonomies to use this plugin: for the search function. it can combine multiple taxonomies for searching, i.e. you simply click on ingredients and it filters the recipes by those ingredients and/or by courses and/or cuisines as they are all custom taxonomies.

    How does your plugin handle that? How about searching browsing your recipe DB?

    Does the plugin have an external homepage via which I can contact you directly?

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  • oh, is there a demo available somewhere?
    just by having a look at my example, is there anything that is missing from your plugin?

    more questions:

    need instructions:

    where are recipes lsited?
    does the plugin provide an archive?

    here is my menu: I created the taxonomies: cuisines, courses and special diets

    I was heavily influenced by this recipe DB:

    you can see in my example I used the slug: food/recipes in the URL, I kinda like that 🙂

    I’d be really happy if you would get back to me and incorporate some of my ideas that way I could ditch my home-made solution 🙂

    Unfortunately I don’t have a test install so I am unsure where to test your plugin, looking for a demo (as we both seem to use the same slugs for custom post types 🙁

    Plugin Author staxxx


    Thanx for your interest. Its cool to read that this plugin is appreciated, that the ideas aren’t that bad 🙂

    I have chosen to have ingredients as meta values, not as a taxonomy. Main consideration to that is i want to be able to separate the amount, unit and ingredient desc in a structured way. This means it’s not very easy to query recipes on ingredients, but I believe that type, title, origin and tags should suffice enough.
    I found special diets suitable as a tag. Courses however are a good candidate to be promoted to taxonomy, its currently a fixed field that needs translation.

    I have to note that this plugin is still in beta development. You can download the plugin via the plugin directory:

    You can change the slug in the wp-recipes.php file on line 172, replace postTypeRewrite_recipe(posttype) postype with your own preferred slug.
    I am working on a settings page where you’l have control over the slug, amongst other things.

    There’s no demo available, but it will be soon, along with a public issue tracker too. I’ll keep you updated. In the mean time you can contact me via jurgenatstaxxdotnl, where the obvious at and dot has to replaced with proper characters 😉

    great, thx.
    will contact you by email. I am really happy that someone else is working towards the same goal and you have obviously more experience in this matter than me.
    I can only help with the usability and ideas 🙂

    speak to you by mail and hopefully this will be a great plugin when its done. will give you some more feedback soon.

    the reason why I tried to keep most things as taxonomies is this plugin:

    one could use it for a great search. i.e. I click on vegetarian, then on potato and on soup and voila it lists all recipes that are vegetarian, contain potatoes and are in the course: soup 🙂

    I’d be happy with any solution as long as the result is easy to navigate.
    from experience I can say that filtering by ingredients is really useful. imagine you are a student and want to know what you can cook with the available ingredients 🙂

    I am very interested in having the plug in make searches based on ingredients. please add that feature too. I think that you are on the right track with this. I would love to be able to search by cuisine or even dietary needs (gluten free) for example or any other tag that has been added. Thanks for your hard work!

    What I’d really love to see is a recipe plugin that would allow people to resize published recipe, and then output a shopping list, not from just that recipe but from a list of recipes. Let’s say you know you’re hosting Thanksgiving for 17 people. You find all these great recipes. You’d be able to select your menu: Turkey, dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, rolls, cranberry/blue cheese salad, pumpkin pie, apple pie pecan pie. But each one serves different numbers: the pie recipes serve 8; the green bean casserole serves 6, etc. The plugin would let you resize them all, and then you could “add to shopping list” to get them all into a format you could then take or fax to the grocery.

    That’s my dream recipe plugin.

    Plugin Author staxxx


    Searches for custom tags is one of the future features. I like the idea of having a calculator like recipe resizer. I have seen such a feature on some other site, but I cant find is anymore. It worked pretty simple: you could switch metric to english units, and you could set the number of servings / yield.
    Printing of saving the shopping list is another cool idea! I like that. Printing is not of a big deal, will build that soon, but saving to a shopping list requires something like a shopping cart or something.


    I didn’t see any other threads for your plugin, so I’ll ask here instead of PMing you (unless you don’t mind).

    Is there a way to replace blog posts with the recipe posts for widgets? So in the “Categories” widget, it would show the recipe categories, or recipe tags, etc. 🙂 I don’t know if this is possible, and I haven’t worked with the new custom post types before this.

    But it’s not a full recipe site until I can switch that over. is a website that has a calculator like for recipe re sizer. I just loaded the plugin, I have been working on a recipe plugin as well. I’m still a newbie, so I’m still learning PHP and WordPress.

    Good Luck and have a Good one

    Plugin Author staxxx



    I just loaded the plugin, I have been working on a recipe plugin as well.

    Thanks for the link. I’m not sure that was the site I have seen (I remember a different layout).
    Perhaps you could share some ideas so we can join forces to build a beautiful plugin.

    Plugin Author staxxx



    Is there a way to replace blog posts with the recipe posts for widgets? So in the “Categories” widget, it would show the recipe categories, or recipe tags, etc.

    I should be possible, but I believe the plugin is still a little immature for that feature. I have added it on my list of possible future features, but it would rather be a setting, so you can choose to remove the posts post-type or not. This setting would replace posts on your blog, so recipes would by default show up on your frontpage. Which it doesn’t at the moment. Its a separate content stream.

    You could however filter posts using query_posts() on your index, and build from there on. Blog posts tend to be useful on pretty much every site I have built.

    PS. you can pm me 🙂




    This plugin sounds great and I love the look of the future features list. Support for hRecipe and recipeML are great ideas.

    I’ll add my vote for searchable ingredients.

    I’m willing to help with development.

    I’d like to use the recipe plugin but I’m having trouble with it. I’m sure its because I’m a total newbie at all this. Can you help?

    I downloaded the WP Recipes to my site ( – which is hosted by

    The plugin came up on the Admin panel, I can insert recipes, etc., but it does not show up on the front page. I switched from using Firefox to Safari, but still no luck.
    Can you help? Thanks.

    The message I relieved is:

    Warning: include(/home/content/05/7088505/html/wp-content/themes/back-my-book/single-recipes.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/05/7088505/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-recipes/wp-recipes.php on line 192

    Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening ‘/home/content/05/7088505/html/wp-content/themes/back-my-book/single-recipes.php’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php’) in /home/content/05/7088505/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-recipes/wp-recipes.php on line 192

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