Welcome, Bloggers!

With the “Save Recipe” button, your blog is Recipe-Box and Grocery-List enabled

Thanks for installing the “Save Recipe” button on your site. Your readers now have a way to take your recipes to the grocery store or the kitchen counter through the free BigOven app. And the app now points people directly to your site for the full recipe.

We encourage you to share a blog post with your readers (see an example post), introducing them to the new “Save Recipe” button on your site. This button allows your readers to make grocery lists from your recipes, add individual items, and keep their favorite recipes on their Apple, Android or Windows phone. Check out our short video to see what BigOven is all about!

BigOven is a free recipe organizer and grocery list used by millions of cooks. It’s available for iPhone, iPad, AndroidWindows Phone and the web. The “Save Recipe” button let’s your readers easily save recipes to BigOven’s recipe box from your blog.

The “Save Recipe” button  lets you save a copy of recipes from your favorite blogs into your BigOven account. When you click the “Save Recipe” button on a blog, a window pops up and you’ll create an account (just once). Now you’ll be able to save the recipe to your recipe box and add it to your grocery list. All the recipes you save show up in your “Added” list in the apps, carry the ingredients and a photo, and link back in a simple tap to the original blog for the full recipe instructions.

BigOven’s free apps and web site sync across all devices, so you have your recipes and grocery list at home and on-the-go. The grocery list sorts items by aisle for you, saving you time at the grocery store.

BigOven membership is free and lets you store up to 50 recipes, make grocery lists, menu plans and more. An optional Pro membership upgrade is also available from BigOven, which offers unlimited recipe storage and removes all ads.

Feel free to use BigOven’s screenshots, logos, explainer video and this example post to help explain the new “Save Recipe” feature on your blog.

 

Bloggers, keep in touch!

BigOven strives to be the best software partner for food bloggers. We’d love to hear from you – your ideas help us form our product! Contact us at bloggers[at]bigoven.com to chat. For general tech-support questions about the web/apps, please write to support@bigoven.com. Thanks!

Release 2.0 of BigOven Recipe Plugin

We’ve just shipped version 2.0 of our free recipe plugin for food bloggers.

New in this release:

  • Use simple markdown syntax in the recipe instructions to include hyperlinks, boldface and italics
  • A handy visual placeholder in your posts appears where your recipe is, linking you straight to the recipe
  • Customize the border and color
  • Adding a recipe defaults to Create, not Insert from Library
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

Want to use italics or hyperlinks in your recipe content?  Use Markdown syntax:

Italics:

*This text will be italic*

Boldface:
**This text will be bold**

Hyperlinks:
[Visit BigOven!](www.bigoven.com)

Bloggers, explain BigOven to your readers

Here’s a post to share with your readers to explain what BigOven and the “Save Recipe” button are all about.

The “Save Recipe” button is powered by BigOven and lets you save a copy of recipes from your favorite blogs into your BigOven account. When you click the “Save Recipe” button on a blog, a window pops up and you’ll create an account (just once). Now you’ll be able to save the recipe to your recipe box and add it to your grocery list. All the recipes you save show up in your “Added” list in the apps, carry the ingredients and a photo, and link back in a simple tap to the original blog for the full recipe instructions.

BigOven’s free apps and web site sync across all devices, so you have your recipes and grocery list at home and on-the-go. The grocery list sorts items by aisle for you, saving you time at the grocery store.

BigOven membership is free and lets you store up to 50 recipes, make grocery lists, menu plans and more. An optional Pro membership upgrade is also available from BigOven, which offers unlimited recipe storage and removes all ads.
Feel free to use any of this post – we’ve put it in HTML below so you can lift any portions you’d like to.

BigOven and EasyRecipe Partner to Provide Bloggers “Save Recipe” Functionality

BigOven, a top-rated recipe app with 11+ million downloads, and EasyRecipe, the leading WordPress plugin for food bloggers, have partnered to create enhanced recipe cards for food bloggers. The “Save Recipe” button lets readers save recipes to their BigOven recipe box and grocery list, available on BigOven’s website and free mobile apps.

The updated EasyRecipe plugin is now available in the WordPress Plugin Directory. Existing EasyRecipePLUS plugin users can enable the “Save Recipe” feature in the Settings area.

“BigOven is a universal recipe box – we make it easy for home cooks to get organized and inspired. We’re delighted to partner with EasyRecipe to help more cooks make handy, mobile grocery lists from their favorite food blogs,” said Steve Murch, Founder & CEO of BigOven.

“We had always intended to incorporate a slick, professional recipe box and grocery list as part of EasyRecipe but when BigOven approached us, we realized that what we wanted had already been done and done well. Partnering with BigOven was an easy decision for us because their philosophy is so aligned with ours:  Provide a top quality product that ‘just works’ with a minimum of fuss” said John Shaw, founder and CEO of EasyRecipe.

 

About EasyRecipe

EasyRecipe is the simple, easy-to-use plugin for WordPress food bloggers. EasyRecipe helps bloggers add recipes, customize recipe formatting, include links and photos, and automatically add all the markup required for Google Rich Snippets generation. EasyRecipe is the most fully featured WordPress recipe plugin that doesn’t require a degree in geek. With EasyRecipePLUS, bloggers get all the EasyRecipe features, plus seamlessly convert their Ziplist recipes.

 

About BigOven

BigOven’s mission is to help home cooks get inspired and organized, in the kitchen and on the go. A mobile cooking leader with over 11 million app downloads, BigOven helps cooks find recipe inspiration, add their own recipes and clip from around the web, create a menu plan and make grocery lists. BigOven Pro members can add unlimited recipes and private notes, view nutritional information, search by dietary restriction, view additional recipe collections and enjoy an ad-free experience.  BigOven is a product of Lakefront Software, Inc. of Seattle Washington.

 

Resources

Download the EasyRecipe plugin here.

Download BigOven’s free apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows Phone.

 

Contact Information

Meliza Afable

meliza@bigoven.com

206-708-7800 ext. 102

 

Using EasyRecipePLUS? It’s easy to add “Save Recipe” features to your recipes.

The wonderful team at EasyRecipePLUS have added “Save Recipe” support to their powerful food-blogger WordPress plugin.   This is a very easy-to-use plugin for food bloggers, including formatting, print preview, recipe organization, import from Ziplist and much more.

New: Enable a “Save” Button On Your Recipes

In a single click, you can add a handy “Save” button on your recipe card, so that your readers can easily carry your recipes with them to the grocery store.  Your readers can your recipes to their grocery list immediately, then carry it to the grocery store with the free BigOven mobile apps.  This is all available for free for both you and your readers.

For example, here’s a screenshot from GlamorousBite, a beautiful food blog.

Note the “Save” button under the recipe photo.  This simple button lets readers save that recipe to their grocery list and/or personal recipe collection, launching the BigOven Recipe Clipper.  The copy of the recipe always carries with it the original link to your recipe.  The instructions are hidden, ensuring the consumer visits your original link for the recipe preparation.

sample-easyrecipe

If you’re using EasyRecipe PLUS, it takes seconds to enable this button.

  1. Visit your admin area (generally this link is your-blog-name.com/wp-admin)
  2. Ensure you have the latest version of EasyRecipePLUS.  (It’s just $24.95 at this writing, and in our opinion, well-worth it.)
  3. Click on “EasyRecipe” in the left hand bar to bring up the settings area. (#1 in image below)
  4. Click “Save to BigOven”.  (#2 in image below)

That’s it!

(Shown in the screenshot below is the “Beta” of this plugin, but it’s now in full release.)

easyrecipe-how-to-enable-bigoven

 

1.1.2 Plugin Released – Print Support!

The free Recipe SEO and Save Recipe Plugin has been updated with Print support!  By using this plugin:

  • Your recipes are marked up in “Rich Snippets” format, making them more search-engine-friendly to Google and Bing
  • Your readers get “Save Recipe” features, letting them keep a copy of your recipe with a link back to your blog
  • Your readers get a handy print-version of your recipe (one option is provided today, more options will follow in future free updates)
  • You get a handy Recipe Organizer, letting you keep a library of recipes and insert them in any blog post
  • If you’ve used Ziplist in the past, it’ll import your old Ziplist-formatted recipes

Get the Recipe SEO and Save Recipe Plugin today from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

1.0.6 released

We’ve released a few improvements to the plugin today:

  • You can now use ! at the beginning of an ingredient line to indicate a heading (example !For the Frosting or !Dressing, with ingredients on the following lines)
  • No longer apply ‘the_content’ filters to recipe summary because too many plugins hook in there
  • Clarifying some text on the admin panel
  • Passing in some data to the “add to grocery list” button to identify the recipe on the page, to support multiple recipes per post.

We will be working on several print-friendly and recipe formatting improvements over the coming weeks.  Please jot us a note with specific switches and formatting options you’d like to see!  Thanks

Sample Recipe – Pizza Dough

pizzadough

This is a sample recipe.  Note that you can add rich media — text, videos, multiple photos with captions and more, all before or after your “recipe card”.  Your recipe card is formatted wherever you place it. In this post, we chose to place it at the bottom of the post.  The recipes, once entered into WordPress, are reusable in other posts, saving you typing.  That is, if you’d like to do a “best of the year” roundup, you can simply re-insert the recipe when you’d like.

It’s fully stylable. You can apply your own bullet points or not, numbered lists or not, text size, etc. All elements of your recipe are wrapped in CSS classes.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

pizzadough

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

We can add images to this post, full text, and more.  Here’s the recipe.

How to add “Save Recipe” button to your recipes

If you’re an advanced WordPress developer or a WordPress recipe plugin developer, we’d be delighted to have you add the easy “Save Recipe” button to recipes.  It takes only a few moments to grocery-list and save-button enable your recipe posts.  Here’s how it’s done.

How to Implement “Save Recipe” Button To Invoke the Clipper

The BigOven Recipe Clipper lets cooks save a recipe for later and also add a recipe to the grocery list.  This lets them use the free BigOven apps to carry the grocery list to the grocery store, and keeps them coming back to your blog with a handy link to the recipe.  It also opens up longer-term promotional opportunities, as BigOven editors look at the most-clipped recipes and highlight them within the app, linking off to your blog.  (We will also be promoting the source blogs in the future, as we spotlight “best of web” content, but more on that in 2015.)

To implement the “Save Recipe” button, simply add the “doSaveRecipe()” function once on the page (or reference in a separate script file), then render the button in the upper right of the recipe.

<-- add this once on the page, or in an included script -->
function doSaveRecipe() {var BO_HOST = 'http://www.bigoven.com'; var x = document.createElement('script'); var parentUrl = document.URL; x.type = 'text/javascript'; x.src = BO_HOST + '/assets/noexpire/js/getrecipe.js?' + (new Date().getTime() / 100000); document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(x); } 

<-- render for every recipe, in the upper right corner of recipe --> 
<img src="http://media.bigoven.com/assets/images/saverecipe.png" style="cursor:pointer" alt="Save recipe or add to grocery list" title="Save recipe or add to grocery list" onclick="javascript:doSaveRecipe();"/>

This code will invoke the BigOven Recipe Clipper, letting cooks make grocery lists and save the recipe.  It looks for recipes in Google Rich Snippets Recipe format — either hRecipe or Schema.org recipe format.