Preparing food has become an art. If you want to surprise someone with a meal, you can't just throw in ingredients and call it a day. Preparing delicious meals takes time, skill and it requires you to think about what you are doing. But if you still haven't deserved your chef hat, that doesn't mean you shouldn't cook. There are tons of great recipes waiting for you to discover and follow step by step instructions until your perfect dinner is ready to be served.
For you to enjoy reading a recipe, someone has to create one. In this article, we're about to focus on food bloggers and master chefs who like to publish their recipes with WordPress. It's practically become needless to say that there is a plugin which will make your job even more fun. And this one is completely free!
Meal Planner Pro Recipes
Picking up a great WordPress theme for your restaurant is one thing. But starting a food blog can be a really interesting idea for any cook or food enthusiast out there. While installing WordPress, setting up a theme and installing several plugins will get you going, you will still have to do a lot around your blog to make it attractive to your readers. If you choose a quality theme, you might have already created a favorable environment for writing your food blog. But what about creating recipes?
If you want to engage readers into actually following your step-by-step instruction on how to prepare creamy cauliflower pumpkin mash, how to combine chicken with rice or how not to create a mess out of your cake, you will need to step up your blogging game. A simple post won't be enough; you will have to code yourself a new custom post type or you will have to find a plugin which will let you create recipes.
With Meal Planner Pro Recipes, you can forget about technicalities and enjoy creating amazing recipes.
Editing a recipe is fun
Installing and activating the plugin is as easy as always. Once you're done, you'll be interested in the small fork and spoon icon found on top of the Visual Editor. After clicking the button, a new window will appear, and the fun can begin. Here you get to write a recipe title (be creative) and add an image to it. Writing the ingredients has never been so easy – simply write each component on a separate line, add links where needed, create labels and style words if you want to. You can even add images to your ingredients! Since the plugin will take care of everything, there's no need for you to create lists or number each ingredient.
Writing instructions can also be fun. Simply start writing, accentuate a word or two where needed, and add images. The plugin will take care of creating a list out of your instructions; you just have to press the enter button after each step.
If you're a detail-oriented person, you will want to provide extra information about your WordPress recipes. Don't worry; you won't have to search for a new plugin because Meal Planner Pro Recipes got you covered. After clicking the More Options link, the plugin will let you write a summary for each recipe, and add a time needed for preparing and cooking the meal. You will also get to write the number of calories, fat, and serving size. Of course, there's an exclusive line where you can write for how many people you had prepared the meal.
After you're done with creating a recipe, you need one last step before publishing the post – click the button and add your new recipe into a WordPress post. The plugin will create a placeholder image on the spot where your recipe will show. Don't worry; these are just another WordPress technicalities you don't have to think of. All you have to know is that if you want to edit your recipe, click on the fork and spoon icon in the Visual Editor.
Before creating your own personalized recipes, you can take a peek and see how others are using it. For example, take a look at this creamy broccoli soup recipe, large batch skillet white cheddar mac and cheese recipe or this apple pancake recipe.
Save Recipes, create shopping lists and add to Meal Planning Calendar
It's important to know that Meal Planner Pro Recipes works perfectly with Google Recipe View and that it's compliant with Pinterest Rich Pins schema markup requirements (sooner or later, you will want to share a recipe on Pinterest). It is also compatible with ZipList, Easy Recipe, and Easy Recipe Plus.
Each recipe will be easy to print out, you'll be able to save it to your personalized recipe box, and the great news is that there's no limit on this! The service is completely free.
You will be able to create grocery lists and add a Meal Planning Calendar, and much, much more!
As you can see from this article, Meal Planner Pro recipes can easily become a number one plugin for your food plugin. Since it's completely free, we suggest giving it a try. Write a recipe, share it and let others enjoy your cooking skills.
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