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Boo Recipes


What makes Boo Recipes so impressive is how easy it is to add new recipes, and it creates schema markups automatically.

This plugin uses the format that was jointly developed by Google, and other famous search engines, and is the most widely recognized. You can simply add multiple recipes from scratch, no coding needed. It is just as easy as copy, paste, select appropriate meta and publish.

If you are entering a new recipe from scratch, all you need to do is separate the lines of ingredients in ingredients farm and instructions in instructions farm. The plugin will add schema tags to each item itself.

This plugin makes it simple what Google and other search engines need to understand your recipes better. This is how you get your recipe thumbnails in Google search page.
Whatever layout you select recipes added using Boo Recipes are correctly formatted on the front end so that search engines can pull in additional information.

Archive Page Demo | Single Recipe Demo | Documentation
| Features

Features include:

*Available only in Premium Version


Extensive Documentation is available at
Documentation guides you about:

  • Installation
  • Updating the plugin
  • Uninstalling plugin with or without removing data
  • Adding a new recipe
  • Editing an existing recipe
  • Index / Archive page for recipes
  • Custom Taxonomies available
    • Recipe Category,
    • Skill Level,
    • Recipe Tags (Usage)
    • Recipe Cuisine*
    • Cooking Method*
    • Recipe Tools*
  • Recipes with image sliders*
  • Video Recipes*

*Available only in Premium Version


  • Look on the Tablet screen
  • Settings Page
  • Mobile View


Automatic Plugin Installation

  1. Log in to your WordPress Site dashboard.
  2. Go to “Plugins -> Add New”
  3. Search for “Boo Recipes”.
  4. Check the Author is “BooSpot”
  5. Click to “Install Now” when you find the plugin.
  6. Activate the plugin by clicking “Activate”.

Manual Plugin Installation

  1. Download your WordPress Plugin to your desktop.
  2. If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the Plugin folder to your desktop.
  3. Read through the “readme” file thoroughly to ensure you follow the installation instructions.
  4. With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  5. Go to Plugins screen and find the newly uploaded Plugin in the list.
  6. Click Activate to activate it.

For more details, read:


Does it have documentation

For more details answers, please refer to Documentation

My Recipe meta is not showing after update

BACKUP your database if you are upgrading from version 1.0.1 or earlier. Version 1.1.0 is optimized for speed, you will need to update your recipes data using new option available in Dashboard > Recipes > Update Recipes Meta

Is this plugin translated in other languages

The Following Translations are available at the moment:
German (de_DE): Thanks to Andreas.

Search is not working for recipe title

you need to re-save your recipes. Quickest way is to “Bulk Edit” all recipes without changing anything, just select all recipes in recipes admin index and click on “Bulk Edit”. Then click “Update” without changing anything.


August 7, 2020 1 reply
The use is very simple and clear, so that you can get along very well even without knowledge in CSS. Recipes can be integrated very well into an existing website and the individual contributions of the recipes are well structured.
October 21, 2019
I have to admit that I was hesitant to use a recipe plugin that was relatively new. However I had tried several others and found a great deal of limitations. This plugin has been really easy to use, the support is responsive and already since I starting using it there’s an update which means the developer is actively improving. The only drawback that I can see is that there’s an extra step to actually add your recipe to a post and I can’t make the recipe page my home page. Other than that, I like the functionality of the image slider, the ease of which I can edit CSS to really make it unique to the client and all the available settings. It is clean and crisp design that doesn’t feel outdated or clunky. Highly recommend this plugin.
October 5, 2019
Easy to use. Comes with features that in some others are included only in paid versions. I have tried all free Recipe Plugins available so far (Sep 19), at least the ones that I have found having a decent active installation record. This one is BY FAR THE BEST. Some drawbacks: – There is no Print button and the shortcode is not working. – The ICONS set at the top of each recipe is too large
June 21, 2019
I spent a long time researching and trying out recipe plugins for my new blog. Boo Recipes ticked all the boxes with a ton of functionality and easy to use features. Highly recommended if you are looking for a recipe plugin that just works!
May 13, 2019
The Boo-Recipe is a very nice plugin. The Support is Perfect !!!! I highly recommend it Andreas
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Contributors & Developers

“Boo Recipes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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  • Added option to show External Author link on frontend


  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.6.1
  • Optimization: Code Refactoring and optimization
  • Fix: External Author not showing in some cases
  • Updated plugin dependencies


  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.5
  • Compatibility for jQuery 1.8+
  • Optimization: Code Refactoring and optimization


  • minor css fix for layout


  • text-domain of plugin is changed to be compatible with translation mechanism
  • updated .pot, .po and .mo files


  • Optimization: Code optimization
  • Feature: Option to add wysiwyg editor for instructions and directions in premium version.


  • Fix: search form not working for recipe title
  • Feature: ability to activate WYSIWYG editor for Short Descriptions and Additional Notes.


  • Fix: Recipe Meta updater optimized for slider


Major Update
– Optimization in framework for metabox and settings
– Optimized how options are stored in database
– Recipe Edit page is now more like WordPress way
– Settings page is now more like WordPress way
– Compatibility with plugins:
– Duplicate Post
– Wp All import
– Wp All Export
– WPML – Multilingual plugin
– Stay tuned for more updates coming with new features

  • Fix: Comments in Divi theme not showing


  • New: Search Form shortcode available now [boorecipe_search_form]
  • New: German (de_DE) translation added for the plugin
  • Fix: Removed Google plus from share buttons
  • Fix: Share buttons minor style changes
  • Fix: Search form position fix in archive page
  • Fix: Print Stylesheet optimization and tweaks
  • Fix: Separator between taxonomy terms is now added using CSS instead of hard coding


  • Fix: Search form position fix in archive page


  • Fix: Additional notes not spaning to full width
  • Fix: Adding Recipes required only admin rights, now it fallback to post capabilities i.e. users who can add/edit posts, can add/edit recipes post type.
  • Fix: External Author fields toggle not working
  • New: Additional notes and Short Description field now supports html and shortcode
  • New: POT file updated with translations
  • New: Ability to hide Featured image and publish info if its already added by Theme header


  • Fix: file not found error resolved


  • Fix: Some minor issues
  • Improve: Added two new single recipe style


  • Fix: Archive recipes not loading image from settings
  • Fix: Default image if not not featured image set was not loading
  • Improve: New image size for recipes archive created for speed optimization, may need to regenerate thumbnails


  • Uninstall function updated to allow to remove all data related to recipes on uninstall including taxonomy related data


  • Post metadata structure changed,
  • Will need to update database using Dashboard > Recipes > Update Recipes Meta
  • Uninstall function updated to allow to remove all data related to recipes on uninstall


  • Renaming main plugin file to be consistent with directory name
  • You may need to reactivate the plugin after update. All options or data will remain safe.


Initial Release of plugin