Installing

Getting Started

1)  If you’re looking for the BigOven recipe plugin, simply visit the WordPress directory!  From your Admin Dashboard in WordPress, just click “Plugins > Add New” and search on “BigOven”.

NOTE: Importing from Ziplist? When you press “Import from Ziplist”, this plugin updates your prior posts, pointing recipes in them to the new format.  As a result, we urge you to back up your WordPress database before installing.  

Basic features of the version 1.x plugin are Rich Snippet markup, Ziplist data import with shortcode conversion to the new format, optional “Save Recipe” and “Make Grocery List” features, 3 design templates and print support.

We’ve made it one-click easy to migrate your Ziplist-powered food blog to the new recipe format while preserving and improving the important SEO features, as well as providing a smooth transition for your readers.

2)  Make a backup of your mySQL database.  Since this is an alpha test, if you’re going to be clicking the “Import from Ziplist” button, we really insist that you make a backup copy of your WordPress data, particularly your WordPress mySQL database.  Here’s how.  The reason is that the changes to your blog will are irreversible when you make this change, as links to your Ziplist-embedded recipes will be updated to the new format.

From there, follow the “WordPress Recipe SEO Plugin Getting Started Guide“.

Please provide all comments, feature requests and bug reports via our comments form.

Video Walkthrough: Migrate from Ziplist to BigOven’s Recipe SEO Plugin

Get the plugin by searching for “BigOven” in the plugin directory.  The video below takes you through a sample food blog with Ziplist content, migrating into the new BigOven format.

[Note, these videos were made with version 1.0 of the plugin — we’ve added more design features since then!]

What Your Readers See and Do with “Save Recipe” Button  (Video)

Steve gives an overview of what your readers will see, and how they can carry their grocery list with with them via the free grocery list and recipe app.

See the sample recipe blog post used in the video.

Screenshots

The "Recipes" area is added to WordPress after you install the free plugin.
The “Recipes” area is added to WordPress after you install the free plugin.
When you're adding a post, compose the post the way you normally do, then simply click "Add Recipe" up top, right next to the Add Media button.
When you’re adding a post, compose the post the way you normally do, then simply click “Add Recipe” up top, right next to the Add Media button.
This is a partial view of the "Add Recipe" dialog. Recipes can have a (5) featured image and many other fields (bottom of half of screen not shown with optional extended recipe info.)
This is a partial view of the “Add Recipe” dialog. Recipes can have up to 5  featured images and many other fields allow you to enter extended recipe info.

recipes-option-dashboard

Sample Rich Snippet Markup - (up to Google if they display it)
Rich snippet markup

Questions about the plugin? Want to let us know your wishlist?  Reach out to us – we’re listening.