Getting started

What blocks are included and when to use them

Our plugin includes several blocks to help you manage your food blog and recipes easier.

Below we’ll explain what each of these blocks do and when to use them:

Recipe Card Block (Premium)

This is the most important block from the PRO version and the block you will probably use the most.

You can insert one instance of this block in a post or page. This was done on purpose to avoid having multiple recipes on the same page, which could cause an issue with the Structured Data markup.

You can use this plugin whenever you want to create a complete recipe, including the markup.

Blocks with Individual Recipe Sections

The blocks with a green icon are legacy blocks with separate recipe sections:

  • Recipe Details
  • Directions
  • Ingredients
  • Equipment

These are the blocks that were included in the first version of the plugin, and you don’t really have to use them. They can be used in non-recipe posts, when you want to create different lists using the Directions or Ingredients blocks.

You can see a demo of these blocks here.

Jump to Recipe and Print Recipe

There are also two more blocks with green icons: Jump to Recipe and Print Recipe. These blocks can be used in posts in combination with the Recipe Card Block (Premium). They allow you to add links to jump to the recipe or to print it anywhere in the content of a post or a page. If you have already enabled to display of such buttons automatically at the top, you won’t probably need to use these blocks.

Nutrition Block

You can use this block any time you want to add a section with Nutrition Facts. This block doesn’t require the presence of a recipe on a page, as you can enter any data you want manually.

You can read more details about the Nutrition Block here.

Insert Existing Recipe & Insert Existing Recipe (summary)

These two blocks were added in the version 4.0:

  • Insert Existing Recipe
  • Insert Existing Recipe (summary)

Both these blocks will help you display your recipes in more sections on your website (reusable blocks).

Scenario 1: Creating a list with seasonal recipes

Using the new Insert Existing Recipe (summary) block, you can quickly insert short excerpts in any post or page with previously created recipes.

This is a handy method to promote your old recipes in new posts.
The summary block also supports ItemList Schema which will enable Carousels in search results for your website.

View Demo →

Scenario 2: Insert an existing recipe in multiple posts or pages (using Gutenberg or Elementor)

With the Insert Existing Recipe block, you can easily insert a recipe created in the Recipe Cards section anywhere you want on your website: in a new post, on a page created with Elementor, etc.

Think of the multiple ways you can use shortcodes or reusable blocks. You can even achieve similar results using the Insert Existing Recipe block in Gutenberg and with the widget with the same name in Elementor:

Last updated on July 9, 2022
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