What about WP Ultimate Recipe?
In 2013 we launched our first recipe plugin, WP Ultimate Recipe which was actually pretty popular, so it might seem confusing that we released another recipe plugin.
Why the new plugin?
A few structural choices we made early on caused WP Ultimate Recipe to be quite complex and not 100% compatible with all themes. With WP Recipe Maker we built the perfect recipe plugin from scratch, without all the baggage of years of development.
WP Recipe Maker was built from the ground up with all the things we learned from years of developing our other recipe plugin. We think the workflow is easier and the plugin should be more performant as well.
What's the difference with WP Ultimate Recipe?
WP Ultimate Recipe Premium still has some features that haven't made it to this new plugin yet, but we're working on getting most of these to WPRM as well. Features that are currently only available in WP Ultimate Recipe Premium:
- Custom fields
- Import/Export to XML
Some features do exist in WP Recipe Maker but will not migrate over from WP Ultimate Recipe because they were built differently:
- Meal Planner (now Recipe Collections)
- Favourite Recipes (now Recipe Collections)
- Template Editor (now a lot easier to use)
- Recipe Index (possible to partly recreate with WP Ultimate Post Grid)
Taking note of these differences, we highly recommend you to switch to WP Recipe Maker for these reasons:
- Better performance, faster page loads
- More user friendly and overall easier to use
- A lot less compatibility problems with other themes and plugins
- Fully Gutenberg integrated
- It's the plugin we're focussing on for the future
How can I switch to WP Recipe Maker?
Migrating the recipes themselves is pretty much just the click of a button. Just make sure to set up an automatic redirect as shown in that documentation.
But I already paid for WP Ultimate Recipe Premium!
We offer a free Premium version of WP Recipe Maker and WP Ultimate Post Grid for anyone with an active WP Ultimate Recipe Premium license to make it as easy as possible to make the switch.
As long as you have an active license this free migration offer stands. Just contact us and ask.
Want to stay with WP Ultimate Recipe? No problem, we will still support that plugin for the foreseeable future but know that you won't get as many updates anymore and that WP Recipe Maker is the plugin we actually recommend.