WP Ultimate Recipe


We released a new recipe plugin called WP Recipe Maker that we HIGHLY recommend you to look into instead. Our old plugin is still supported but for new features we’ll be focussing on WP Recipe Maker for these reasons.

WP Ultimate Recipe is a user friendly plugin for adding recipes to any of your posts and pages. Want to see it all in action? Take a look at our demo website and video lessons.

Your visitors will love WP Ultimate Recipe. They will be able to adjust the servings, print the recipe, find other recipes using a specific ingredient, share your recipe, … Try it out today and you’ll never want another recipe plugin again!

An overview of the WP Ultimate Recipe features:

  • Use shortcodes or the “Insert Recipe” button to add multiple recipes to any of your posts and pages.
  • Compatible with both the Gutenberg and Classic Editor.
  • Ingredients, course types, cuisines and ratings are all taxonomies related to your recipe. This means that you can display these in a nice tag cloud widget.
  • Add photos to any step of the recipe.
  • Insert or embed a recipe video that’s included in the metadata
  • Easily change the recipe colors from the settings
  • Just click the printer icon to print an image-less version of the recipe.
  • This plugin is fully responsive. That means that your recipes will look good on any device.
  • Uses schema.org/Recipe JSON-LD metadata optimised for Google Recipe search.
  • Enable Pinterest Rich Pins for your recipes.
  • Compatible with Google AMP Pages (Accelerated Mobile Pages)
  • Easily translatable, already available in English, Dutch, Swedish and many others
  • Let visitors adjust the ingredient quantities for more or less servings
  • Add a recipe index to any post or page
  • Structure your ingredients and instructions in groups (e.g. icing and cake batter)
  • Visitors can share your recipes
  • Full text search for your recipes
  • Integration with BigOven, Food Fanatic and Chicory possible

We also have a WP Ultimate Recipe Premium version which offers the following features:

  • Create your own unique recipe template with the Template Editor
  • Automatically retrieve Nutritional Information for your recipes
  • Add your own custom fields to your recipes
  • Let your users submit recipes
  • Full fledged meal planner with shopping list
  • User menus with a shopping list generator
  • Have your visitors save their Favorite Recipes
  • Create custom tags for your recipes
  • Advanced recipe index features
  • Nice recipe grid to show and filter your recipes
  • Import EasyRecipe and EasyRecipe Plus recipes
  • Import ReciPress recipes
  • Import Ziplist recipes
  • Import FDX recipes (Living Cookbook, …)
  • Import from and to XML
  • Custom ingredient and tag links (great for affiliate marketing)
  • Let your users rate your recipes
  • Advanced usage of WP categories and tags
  • Dynamically switch between Imperial and Metric units
  • A selection of Premium Widgets
  • More share buttons available

Feel free to contact us if any features are missing.
You can find more information at WPUltimateRecipe.com


  • Example recipe for Pasta Pesto. Get an overview of all its features at WPUltimateRecipe.com
  • Example admin page for the Pasto Pesto recipe.
  • Recipes are added as a custom post type to your WordPress backend and can be handled just like normal posts. Your recipes can be categorized and tagged however you want it.
  • WP Ultimate Recipe comes with an extensive settings page to adjust everything to your liking. But the plugin works great out of the box as well.
  • The WP Ultimate Recipe shortcode editor can be used to easily add recipes and other functionality to posts or pages. Just click on the Chef's Hat icon.
  • The shortcode editor is easy to use and will automatically generate the correct shortcode for the recipe you want.
  • Add a nice Recipe Index to any page or post with a simple shortcode.
  • Recipe ingredients (and cuisines, courses, ...) are custom taxonomies and can therefore be used in lots of different widgets, like the Tag Cloud widget you see here.
  • Clicking on the Print Button will allow your visitors to print the recipe in a paper-friendly format without any layout or photos.
  • WP Ultimate Recipe automatically formats your data so it can be picked up by Google Recipe Search and others. Great for SEO!


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • WPURP Recipe


  1. Upload the wp-ultimate-recipe directory (directory included) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add recipes using the menu on the left


How does feature X work?

Check out our WP Ultimate Recipe demo website for an overview of all the free and premium features. If you want to see it all in action, take a look at our video lessons.

Do you offer any support?

Yes! We pride ourselves on offering awesome support and almost always answer support questions within 24 hours. Send us an email at support@wpultimaterecipe.com whenever you have a question or suggestion!

What is WP Ultimate Recipe Premium?

WP Ultimate Recipe Premium is a paid add-on to the free WP Ultimate Recipe plugin (this one!). You can get started with the free plugin and switch to the Premium version whenever you’re ready without losing any data. Or just keep using the free version forever if you don’t need the advanced features. We will always keep the free version around.

Where can I find more information?



14 May 2020
I have been using WP Recipe Maker for several years and could not be happier with it. It works; it delivers value surprises; it is frequently improved; and the developer seems to really care about my experience. Can't ask for more than this. WP Recipe Maker is powering my cooking/food site to higher heights and leaving me more time for writing and cooking.
18 June 2019
- In 2019, who uses inline styling for CSS? So there is no tweaking possible with CSS. Granted, you can disable inline styling but then there is zero css in use and it just looks bad and would have to style the whole thing from the start which artificially forces a purchase of the paid version, unless i am missing something here? - Each and every ingredient pointlessly links back to the same page and therefore provides a poor user experience. The only option is the no follow button premium option, again artificially forcing the premium version. - I am frustrated at my time lost setting this all up to then be faced with these features that basically make the free version unusable. It needs a way to remove inline styling without obliterating the formatting and the link for each individual ingredient needs to be removed too. As it is the free version is little more than a teaser. I appreciate you are not a charity but with all of the additional features the premium version offers there would have been a fair chance my client would have opted to purchase it eventually anyway, as it stands we will be forced to look at alternatives.
11 May 2018
I used this on a lot of client websites. They all love it and it has brought them so many new subscribers and members. Great functionality. A must have for fitness coaches out there.
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Fix: jQuery updates to prevent deprecation issues


  • Fix: WordPress 5.5 compatibility


  • Fix: Saving ingredients and instructions in WordPress 5.3.1


  • Improvement: Setting to disable WP Recipe Maker nag
  • Fix: Recipe field sanitization


  • Fix: JavaScript error when using minified assets


  • Improvement: Add delay before opening print dialog
  • Fix: Print var in URL on non-recipe pages
  • Fix: PHP 7.3 compatibility problem with servings changer


  • Fix: Select2 compatibility problem with ACF
  • Fix: Yoast compatibility problem


  • Feature: Recipe block for Gutenberg editor


  • Fix: Recipe notes not saving when using visual editor in 5.0


  • Fix: Taxonomies in Gutenberg


  • Feature: Use Gutenberg editor for the recipe post type
  • Feature: Use embed code for the recipe video
  • Improvement: Include all courses and cuisines in the metadata
  • Improvement: Force JSON-LD for recipe metadata
  • Improvement: WordPress 5.0 Compatibility
  • Fix: WPML Compatibility for random and latest recipe shortcode
  • Fix: Unable to edit keywords on Custom Tags page