Want to make a WordPress Recipe Site? It’s easy! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make recipe pages that are both beautiful and SEO ready. Let’s go!

Calling all foodies, food bloggers, chefs, and the like! Do you want to share your recipes online without the hassle of complicated formatting, the worry of updated SEO, or endless hours down the drain? Then you need to make a WordPress recipe site.

It’s easy with the right WordPress recipe plugin.

If you want to create a recipe site or add recipes to your online store, it’s easy as pie. Let’s go!

How to Make a WordPress Recipe Website

First things first, set up your basics.

  1. Pick a domain name and buy the url.
  2. Find a hosting platform like WP Engine.
  3. Install WordPress; here's a detailed tutorial.
  4. Install recipe cards on your website.

You can get your website up and running in a day. WordPress (WP) is extremely popular because it allows you to customize your site however you see fit using templates and themes to match your style.

The hardest part is adding your recipe cards. There are two main choices for adding those: themes and plugins. Let’s take a look at which one is best.

Recipe Themes vs. Plugins

If you’ve ever tried to learn how to make a recipe page on WordPress before, you may have used a free version or the Elementor page builder or even looked at themes like Foodica or Foodie Pro. Those are nice options by themselves, but they might leave you a little boxed in.

Why? Using a WordPress recipe theme doesn’t give you as much flexibility as a plugin does. This is because compared to a plugin:

  • Themes are not updated as often (especially in smaller niches like food blogs).
  • Recipe themes don’t usually have as many options for customization.
  • Themes provide less flexibility in terms of how recipes are created, displayed, etc.

Later, we’ll introduce a plugin that works with ANY WordPress themes and provides a better way to easily create beautiful food recipes.

So what can a plugin do for my recipe site?

With most plugin software, there is an accompanying support team as well as updates to ensure everything is working as it should. On top of that, the plugin will:

  1. Create a great recipe
  2. Save you time
  3. Save you money

1. Create a great recipe site ?

Among other features, a WP recipe maker plugin allows your website to have:

  • Design: Recipe pages that are easy to follow, visually appealing, and printable
  • Adapt: Tools to adjust serving sizes, ingredients, and nutritional information
  • Social: Easy-to-find buttons to share, save, and even comment on recipes
  • Search: Systems that organize and filter recipes, or provide a recipe index 
  • Growth: Search engine optimization that brings more visitors to your site 

2. Save time ⌛

Now, can you imagine creating those tools and features on your own? Probably not. You know how to cook, not code.

Sure, you can build a WordPress recipe site from scratch – format every paragraph on every page, input your information and social media links, and even edit every picture until it’s perfectly aligned with your vision. But that’s going to take… a super long time.

Many features of a recipe website are complex. Unless you are a seasoned developer, a plugin is going to make everything much easier. If you’re afraid you’ll end up spending more time on the computer than in the kitchen, your concern is completely warranted! 

3. Save money ?

A recipe site is, of course, a collection of recipe pages. 

With the right software, you can serve up beautiful and organized recipes without paying someone else to create your site page by page. 

Tasty Recipes is an all-in-one plugin that will provide your readers with everything they need: a seamless user experience, an easy-to-follow recipe format, effortless recipe scaling, a “jump to recipe” shortcut, complete nutrition facts, ingredient checkboxes, and more. You won't need to buy any other tool. 

So let’s get to it!

Making a WordPress Recipe Site Using a Plugin

By far the easiest way to make a WordPress recipe site is by using a plugin. Here’s one that can get you up and running in under 5 minutes.

In this tutorial, you'll learn how how to make recipe pages in WordPress. A recipe page is any page or post that contains an SEO optimized, beautifully designed recipe card.

To make those recipe cards, all you need is one plugin: Tasty Recipes. Let’s learn how to use it!

How to Make a Recipe Page on WordPress

  1. Download and install WP Tasty
  2. Create a new post
  3. Add a Recipe Card to your post
  4. Fill out all the fields for your Recipe Card
  5. Publish!

1. Download and install WP Tasty

For this step, you’ll want to go to our pricing page and get Tasty Recipes. You’ll then install the plugin ZIP file to your WordPress site. Last, click the Activate Plugin button to activate and enter your license key.

2. Create a new post

You need to create a new post on your site where the recipe can be placed. Simple enough, right?

3. Add a Recipe Card to your post

In Block Editor: 

  • Log into your WordPress dashboard
  • Navigate to your post and click the (+) button to add a new block.
  • Search for “Tasty Recipe” and select the block.
tasty recipes block

In Classic Editor:

  • Log into your WordPress dashboard
  • Navigate to your post
  • Place your cursor where you'd like the recipe to go, and then click the Add Recipe button. 
add recipe

4. Fill out all the fields for your Recipe Card

On either Classic or Block Editor, you will:

  • Fill out all the recipe card fields and then click the Insert button. 
  • Preview on the post editor page (or on your site after you click Preview).

5. Publish!

The last step is to publish your post or page. That’s it! Now your recipes will not only look great but bring in new visitors. 

And there’s a lot more power in the WP Tasty plugins too. Check this out ?

Tasty Recipes: Take Your Food Blog to the Next Level 

So what's the low down? In essence, WP Tasty Recipes is a premium plugin for WordPress that enhances the experience of your readers and makes it easy for you to publish recipes. That way, you can focus on what you enjoy most!

Their software provides the following features:

  • Recipe cards that work with ANY WordPress theme
  • The option to monetize your website
  • Schema markup that makes your recipes display nicely in search results
  • Printable templates that are mobile friendly 
  • Pinterest and social media integration 
  • Structured data (like prep time and cook time) that engages search engines
  • And so much more!

This premium option gives you access to a responsive help team, and you can try it risk-free with their 14-day money-back guarantee. 

Check out this blog for more information on how to add recipe cards in WordPress.

Plus Even More Tasty Plugins

Want even more powerful food blogging tools?

WP Tasty offers more than one way to enhance your food blogging experience and income. In addition to Tasty Recipes, the following plugins are available: 

To learn how you can transform your recipes and increase visiting readers, visit our blog about the best WordPress recipe plugins. You can also satisfy hungry audiences and organize all your recipes with a WordPress recipe index.

With a well-established food blog, you can create more opportunities for monetization by starting a recipe membership site.