Support » Plugin: Recipes by Simmer » Recipe won’t insert into post

  • Resolved janineisabelle


    Been using the plugin for about 6 months and loving it, but now all of a sudden we’re experiencing some weird glitch with the code and are unable to insert recipes into our posts. The dropdown list of recipes appears greyed out behind the pop-up box and nothing happens when you click one. We upload recipes VERY often, so this is a huge issue for us. Please advise!

    Recipe error

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  • Exact issue here. Can’t get it to work. No errors in console either.

    For now, I’m manually adding in the shortcode
    [recipe id="123"]

    I’m having the same issue. Any update on this?

    I added the following code to my admin.css file that my theme uses to style the WP’s admin side of things, and it fixed the issue:

    	z-index: 8888 !important;

    The shortcode popup, and screen overlay, are set to a higher z-index than the dropdown element, so it sits on top of that selector.

    Plugin Author L. Littlefield


    Thank you for finding and reporting this issue. In the future, please feel free to submit a new issue in the repo where the plugin is actively developed We are unable to reproduce this error, and find the drop down is not obscured as shared in the example screenshots.

    For those who are able to reproduce this bug: what is the name of the WordPress theme you have activated when this bug occurs? Are there any plugins that might also be conflicting? Could you share an example web address?

    Note that in the future, you can always manually type or paste shortcodes for recipes:

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    Simmer also is configured seamlessly with the default twenty fifteen theme, including a special child-theme we have released at (check Themes at the top), along with other high-quality WordPress themes.

    Thank you

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by L. Littlefield.
    • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by L. Littlefield. Reason: additional themes

    My theme is a custom-built one that I used Bones ( as a starting point.

    I discovered that when I deactivate Advanced Custom Fields PRO ( this problem no longer happens. Unfortunately, keeping that plugin disabled is not an option, so for now, I’ll just have to stick with my admin style fix listed above.

    Also, if I switch a site to the Twenty Sixteen theme, and keep ACF Pro active, this problem continues to occur.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by jsites.
    Thread Starter janineisabelle


    I’m in the exact same boat – custom-built theme (although mine uses Underscores as a boilerplate) with ACF installed. Also cannot disable ACF, so I guess I will also stick with with the fix listed above.

    Plugin Author L. Littlefield


    Thanks for listing these conflicts! We can definitely write some fixes into this recipe plugin’s code for the most popular conflicts, so any mention helps. Advanced Custom Fields Pro is a very popular plugin, so it is definitely a fix that I would like to add to the code soon. When I have logged a new Github issue to track this in our open source repo, I’ll post it here for easy future reference. I’ll also update this thread when a fix is included in a new release of the plugin, which will be 1.3.12.

    Writing a fix into your theme for any 3rd party plugin conflicts with this plugin is a great interim fix.

    I’ll follow up here when 1.3.12 is ready, an estimated week or two from today. In the meantime, if anyone else is experiencing this same issue, kindly list any suspected conflicting plugins and we can take a closer look.

    Thank you all,

    Plugin Author L. Littlefield


    We will use the same fix listed in the CSS mentioned by @jsites here. You can successfully include this code in your theme and update when 1.3.12 is released. Either or both solutions will achieve the desired outcome.


    • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by L. Littlefield. Reason: Add @jsites post link
    Plugin Author L. Littlefield



    I wanted to share an update that these conflicts have been fixed as of Simmer Pro 0.5 released last year, and Simmer Pro 1.1 is the most recent release of this plugin to include them.

    Simmer Pro adds nutrition content and other developer extendability to recipes by Simmer.

    There are a few other 3rd party plugin and theme conflicts that we have additionally included, including for Avada (the #1 paid ThemeForest WordPress theme) and a few other popular plugins.

    Thank you!

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by L. Littlefield. Reason: Add tags
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