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=== Recipe Cards For Your Food Blog from Zip Recipes ===
Contributors: hgezim, RogierLankhorst, markwolters
Plugin Name: Recipe Cards For Your Food Blog from Zip Recipes
Plugin URI: https://www.ziprecipes.net
License: GPLv3 or later
Author URI: https://www.really-simple-plugins.com
Author: Rogier Lankhorst, Mark Wolters
Donate link: https://www.paypal.me/reallysimplessl
Tags: recipe, food, schema.org, nutrition, rich snippets, seo, cooking
Requires at least: 4.2
Tested up to: 5.2
Stable tag: 6.0.5
Requires PHP: 5.4

Zip Recipes is the best way to easily create a beautiful food blog with professional looking recipes that can be found by Google. Schema.org, Rich Snippets and AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) compatible.

== Description ==

Easy to use recipe plugin that adds microdata and schema.org JSON LD to your recipes so Google can find and understand them. AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) compatible.

1. Easy to use
2. Higher ranking
3. Professional look

Still got questions? [Go to our website for support](https://www.ziprecipes.net/support) or [email us](mailto:support@ziprecipes.net).

Zip Recipes is on [GitHub](https://github.com/rlankhorst/zip-recipes-free) as well!

= Love Zip Recipes? =
If you enjoy this plugin and you want your site to have the best recipe features, consider purchasing the [premium version](https://ziprecipes.net/premium).

= Premium features =
* Automatic Nutrition generation
* Automatic serving adjustment for your users
* Choose form several themes
* Reviews and ratings, schema.org integrated
* Recipe search, Recipe index and Recipe Gallery
* Save Recipes on social media, like Big Oven and Yummly

Check out other plugins developed by Really Simple Plugins as well: [Complianz](https://wordpress.org/plugins/complianz-gdpr/) and [Really Simple SSL](https://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-ssl/).

## Easy to use
Zip Recipes is the fastest way to create recipes. The best way to build a following is to keep your readers coming back for new recipes for them to try. To speed up your workflow and save you time creating recipes, we provide:

- **Easy Copy & Pasting**: You can copy & paste the recipes you already have from Microsoft Word or other programs.
- **Flexible Editor**: Our flexible editor works how you work by allowing you to add recipes to posts, pages or custom post types.
- **Featured Image Support**: You only have to set one image for your post or page if you use featured images. If you don't provide a recipe image, Zip Recipes will add the featured image to Google's rich snippet.
- **No coding required**: We made Zip Recipes easy to use so you don’t need computer knowledge to start publishing your recipes. Even a complete novice can do it!
- **Extensive support through knowledge base articles and responsive supportdesk

## Rank higher in Google
- **Schema.org and JSON LD**: your recipes will include all the necessary microdata so Google understands them, and will show rich snippets
- **Mobile friendly**: your recipes will look good on any device.
- **AMP compatible**: out of the box compatible with Google's Accelerated Mobile pages. Zip Recipes will make your recipes load instantly from Google results.

## Professional look
Some readers need a lot of information before even trying to re-create your recipe. That’s why .
- **Nutrition information**: Zip Recipes includes nutrition information, cook and prep time, notes and more
- **Rich Snippets**: When users search for recipes, Google will show them the rich snippets with image, rating, nutrition info, cook and preptime, etc.
- **Slick print layout**: When clicking the print button, your users will get a beautiful formatted print view.

Here is how we help you compete with professional recipe websites that have thousands of dollars in marketing budget:

- With instruction images, you help your readers easily follow along and re-create your recipe like you’re there holding their hand
- Add a schema.org compatible video to your recipe
- Highlight or draw attention to specific ingredients or steps by formatting the recipe text
- Make your recipe accessible to your readers on their phone, tablet, or desktop computer or on paper (print-friendly format)
- Modify your recipe card by changing borders, image size, ingredient & instruction list format, and labels
- Allowing your readers to clearly separate different components of your recipe through multi-part recipes (for example, cake and icing)
- Use any WordPress free or paid website themes

##Your Recipes are Yours Only
Since you create your recipes, you should be the one to benefit from them. That’s why we don’t publish your recipes on our website. We help *you* build a following and don’t compete with you.

To further help bring more readers to your blog, the images you add to your recipe will automatically contain information for better SEO (Search engine optimization) through the use of ALT image attributes.

## More Readers from Pinterest

Pinterest can also be a huge source of readers for your blog as well. With our JSON-LD recipe markup, your recipes will appear on Pinterest as Rich Recipe Pins. People looking for your type of recipes will discover them and click over to your website giving you an excellent opportunity to build a fan base.

##Integrates with ad networks

Zip Recipes also works with major ad platforms like Google Adsense, Adthrive and Mediavine. This is another alternative to help you monetize your blog.

##Affiliate Marketing

You get paid through affiliate marketing when you link an ingredient or tool to an online retailer like Amazon. Each time your readers click on the link and buy from the retailer, you get paid a commission fee. With Zip Recipes this is easy to do. [See here how](https://ziprecipes.net/knowledge-base/formatting/)

## Recipe Membership Website

With the help of plugins like Memberful or WishList Member, you can create a recipe membership website and use Zip Recipes to publish recipes for paying members only.

This is an excellent way to start earning an income once you establish a following.

Or build a community of Recipe lovers with Ultimate Member, which is a beautiful tool to build communities and interact with them.

== Installation ==

You can get the [detailed installation instructions here](https://www.ziprecipes.net/docs/installing/). If you have more questions on how to use the plugin, feel free to reach out to us at [hello@ziprecipes.net](mailto:hello@ziprecipes.net).

You can download and install the Zip Recipes plugin using the built-in WordPress plugin installer. If you download the Zip Recipes plugin manually, make sure it is uploaded to "/wp-content/plugins/zip-recipes-plugin/".

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

= Which languages are supported? =

Currently we have translations for:

 * Albanian
 * Arabic
 * Chinese
 * Danish
 * Dutch
 * Finnish
 * French
 * German
 * Greek
 * Italian
 * Japanese
 * Polish
 * Portuguese (Brazilian)
 * Russian
 * Serbian
 * Slovak
 * Spanish
 * Swedish
 * Is your language missing from this list, or it needs updating? No problem, [email us and help us translate Zip Recipes!](mailto:support@ziprecipes.net)

= Do you have a premium version? =

Yes, we do! The premium version has automatically generated nutritional info, ratings, automatic serving adjustment, search by ingredient and easily created recipe galleries. You can learn about our premium features here: [https://www.ziprecipes.net/premium](https://www.ziprecipes.net/)

= How do I edit a recipe with the Zip Recipes plugin? =

To edit or create a recipe, click the Zip Recipes icon on the visual editor toolbar, or in Gutenberg, type in "zip", then click the Zip Recipes icon. More info [here](https://ziprecipes.net/knowledge-base/how-to-use-the-zip-recipes-plugin/).

= Can I use the plugin to add multiple recipes to one post or page? =

There should only be one recipe per post or page. The plugin does allow for compound recipes which is one way to include multiple lists of ingredients in your post. Under “creating a recipe” in the following article you can read how to do that.  [Click here to learn more](https://ziprecipes.net/knowledge-base/how-to-use-the-zip-recipes-plugin/

= When I use Zip Recipe plugin where are the recipes stored? =

Your recipes are always stored on your own website. With Zip Recipes, your recipes are stored safely in a separate database table in your main WordPress database. The recipe table is named wp_amd_zlrecipe_recipes and you can take a look at it yourself using any WordPress database tools at your disposal.

= How about Intellectual Property? =

Your recipes are yours only! They're stored on your own server. Zip Recipes is only a tool to show your recipes on the internet.

= Why do you put a placeholder image into my Edit Post page, instead of my actual recipe? =

Because of the way WordPress' text editor works, if you decide to add or remove something from your recipe using the text editor, it can very easily mess up the markup of the code - so the Zip Recipe plugin prevents that from happening by not allowing you to edit the recipe in the text editor.

== Screenshots ==

1. Create recipes on any device: phone, tablet, laptop or desktop
2. Clean, elegant, recipe cards
3. Your visitors can read your recipes on paper, phones, and even Google Home
4. Optimized to get your recipes higher on Google
5. Copy your recipes directly from Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, etc.

== Changelog ==
= 6.0.6 =
* Added review notice for free users
* set nutrition info to show by default

= 6.0.5 =
* Added non food option, to use as instructions
* Restored popup option from Classic editor icon
* Added option to clear image
* Use different variable for JSON image, which can fallback to post image

= 6.0.4 =
* Enforce not loading of styles when this option is disabled
* Grab post title as default recipe title
* Use generic function for shortcode detection to ensure gutenberg compatibility (class.ziprecipes::amp_format)
* Improve schema.org by using only JSON LD, to prevent duplicate recipe detection
* Improve schema.org by adding keywords and video

= 6.0.3 =
* Fix: safari not supporting negative lookbehind pattern, causing the preview not to work
* Fix: too strict permissions for the recipe overview and recipe pages
* Tweak: hiding of duplicate recipe images made optional in settings

= 6.0.2 =
* Allow for text in yield field
* Improve total time calculation

= 6.0.1 =
* prevent escaping quotes in normal text

= 6.0.0 =
* User interface redesign

= 5.0.11 =
* Changed recipe image to large instead of full
* Updated Twig library, fixing some compatibility issues with other twig using plugins, and lowering install size
* Fix possible time parsing issue when time is entered as 1/2h instead of 0h30m
* Fixes some untranslatable strings

= 5.0.10 =
* Fix: roll back of dynamic version detection

= 5.0.9 =
* Fix: dropped caching twig files

= 5.0.8 =
* Fix: Gutenberg could cause an error in some situations
* Tweak: Use alt for image when available

= 5.0.7 =
* Tweak: cache directory moved to uploads folder

= 5.0.6 =
* Tweak: use alt attribute if available in image
* Fix: compatibility issue with MailPoet
* Tweak: Changed cached directory

= 5.0.5 =
- Changed author: plugin development taken over by Really Simple Plugins
- Fix: Improved backend translatability by loading iframe on admin init hook
- Fix: improved translatability by adding twig gettext function for __() function
- Fix: fixed headers already sent error by exiting after loading iframe
- Fix: error on saving Gutenberg data because of missing properties

= 5.0.4 Bug fixes =

- Fixed an issue where some sites would crash when specific cook/prep time was entered
- Fixed an issue where formatting of subsections in a recipe wasn't working
- This only affects new users. You don't have to register Automatic Nutrition if you've done that in the past.

= 5.0.2 Best Recipe Creation Experience with Gutenberg =

- Best recipe creation experience: you can now create recipes quickly and more visually than ever before with Zip Recipes and Gutenberg. You can now see your recipe even after you save it while editing the rest of your post.
- New language: Japanese
- New: German, Spanish, French, Italian translations for "Category"


== Upgrade Notice ==

= 5.0.2 =

Completely new editing experience with Gutenberg + new language fixes
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