Food Recipes – WordPress Theme


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Food Recipes is a fully responsive, feature-rich and beautifully designed WordPress theme for recipes related websites. This theme is perfect for professional Chefs and Cooking Experts. Food Recipe WordPress theme makes it very easy to share cooking knowledge with complete information and videos support.

Search Engine Optimized   —  This theme is fully hand coded and its HTML is written keeping in mind your sites good ranking on search engines. The theme has good use of h1,h2,h3 tags. The primary contents are above the secondary contents in markup. Recipes are managed properly by keeping micro-formats in mind.

Updated Version 4.0.7 Available ( Updated on 13th of May 2023 )

Click here if you are updating from the version older from 4.0.0

Food Recipes Features

Key Features

  • Mouth watering design  :)
  • Fully responsive layout
  • 4 beautiful color skins.
  • Home page with 5 sliders variations
    • Left Image slider
    • Basic slider
    • Nivo slider
    • Accordion slider
    • Thumbnail slider
  • Recipes Listing Page with nice layout and pagination.
  • Feature Rich Recipe Detail page with two beautiful design variations
    • With featured images slider or recipe video and sidebar.
    • Images gallery with carousel and wider content area.
    • Full Width video template with video on top and contents after it.
  • Recipe Submit Page Template with login, signup and forgot password support.
    (Multiple images upload functionality after version 2.0)
  • Email notification on each recipe submission.
  • hrecipe microformat support for recipe detail page. you can check it here
  • Video support for recipes.
  • 25 famous Social Icons (Fontawesome Based after version 2.0)
  • Recipe is based on custom post type
  • Recipe Views Counter (Using Post Views Counter
  • IP based Recipe Rating feature (without using any plugin)
  • Good Looking Blog
  • Threaded Comments
  • Full Localisation Support (contains .po/.mo files)
  • Method steps on recipe single with check box and strike to mark a recipe step as completed.
  • FAQ page with toggle effect
  • Various Short Codes for columns, styled headings, tabs, accordion, toggles, buttons, list types, message boxes and other features
  • Users Listing Template to list all the cooks and chefs with little information about them.
  • Front end Profile Template to let chefs and cooks edit their profiles without going to backend.
  • Advanced Recipe Search Template to list all recipes based on advanced search selections.
  • Contact Page Template with google map and ajax based contact form (without using any plugin)
  • Contact Form 7 Plugin Support
  • Full Width Page Template
  • Easy Theme Options.
  • 10 Custom Widgets to facilitate user.
    • Tabs to list recipes in different order.
    • Weekly Special Widget
    • 2 Sidebar Mini Sliders for recipes (Order by cuisines and recipe types)
    • Custom Archives Widget
    • News and Events widget
    • Recent Recipes Widget
    • Recipe Type List Widget
    • Twitter Widget
    • Footer Info Widget
  • 7 PSDs included
  • Child theme included
  • XML Import file included


Required Plugins

  1. Food Recipes Pack (included in the package)
  2. Meta Box


Compatible Plugins

  1. Post Views Counter
  2. WP Favorite Posts
  3. Display Tweets
  4. Contact Form 7

Theme Support

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Change Log

= Version 4.0.7 - 13th May 2023
      * Fixed issues related to the initial theme setup
      * Activated Classic Widget editor
      * Improved sidebar styles
      * Tested with the latest version of WordPress
      * Improved compatibility up to PHP 8.0

= Version 4.0.6 - 18th Apr 2022
      * Fixed demo import issues
      * Improved plugin side translations
      * Improved advance search form styles
      * Fixed default sidebar, which was creating issues on some devices

= Version 4.0.5 - 30th Jan 2021
      * Fixed translation issues
      * Fixed recipe order dropdown issue
      * Fixed prettyphoto lightbox issue
      * Improved social icon styles for mobile
      * Added lightbox to single recipe slider

= Version 4.0.4 - 25th July 2020
      * Improved nutritional information functionality
      * Improved styles on several points

= Version 4.0.2 - 06th September 2019
      * Changed Text Domain to meet the latest requirements
      * Updated provided translation files
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      * Added checks if related sidebars exist
      * Added body classes using body_class filter
      * Added search form function to banner area properly
      * -----------------------
      * Improved Google Map
      * Improved enqueue scripts for existing libraries
      * Improved contents by moving JS handles in CSS
      * Improved enqueue scripts dependencies
      * Improved home template for recent post/recipes
      * Improved mobile view on various places
      * Improved advanced search customize control
      * Improved $wpdb by preparing it before execution
      * Improved JS based on .on() requirements
      * Improved excerpt fetching using wp_trim_word() function
      * Improved print styles
      * Improved backend and frontend block styles
      * Improved attributes using the_title_attribute() function
      * Improved Nivo Slider Script also updated its library.
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      * Moved browser version check function to the plugin
      * Moved login form for the 'submit template' to the plugin
      * Moved logo and favicon back to default functionality
      * Moved recipe sorting function and menu to the plugin
      * Moved advanced search form to the plugin
      * Moved customizer repeater to the plugin
      * -----------------------
      * Fixed ‘Any’ issue for the advanced search form
      * Fixed get_template_part issues related to function files
      * Fixed social icons z-index issue
      * Fixed google map width problems
      * -----------------------
      * Removed extra fonts and code
      * Removed Accordion slider and its future support
      * Removed Google Plus Icon remains

= Version 4.0.1 - 23rd May 2019
      * Added three machine translated languages (Italian, French, Spanish)
      * Added SVG Icon for rating
      * Improved Thumbnail Sizes and Styles
      * Improved Various Styles

= Version 4.0.0 - 16th May 2019
      * Related Article
      * Moved basic functionalities in Food Recipes Pack plugin
      * Added basic Gutenberg blocks compatibility
      * Added support for easy social icons plugin
      * Improved overall styles
      * Improved site performance
      * Improved archive templates
      * Improved select form tag styles
      * Improved Rating icon by shifting it to SVG from image
      * Improved all templates to go full width if no sidebar widget available
      * Improved FAQs styles

= Version 3.1.1 - 28 December 2018
      * Minor Improvements and Fixes

= Version 3.0 - 22 December 2018
      * Styling fixes

     = Version 3.0 - 12 October 2017
      * Added Wide Bootstrap Version
      * Added Home Recent Recipes Control
      * Added Full-Width Author Page Layout
      * Added Options for Header User Navigation
      * Improved Shortcode Icons for Retina
      * Improved Theme Options grouping
      * Improved Author Page Template
      * Improved Comments From Styling
      * Fixed Admin Enqueue Styles
      * Fixed Menu z-index issue for Advanced search template
      * Fixed Contact Form Notification Problem
      * Fixed Youtube Responsive Issue
      * Fixed Recipes Sorting Issues
      * Fixed Google Maps Scroll Issue

    = Version 2.5 - 1st December 2016
      * Fixed Rating submission Issue
      * Fixed Recipe Submit Image Upload Issue
      * Fixed Login Form Issue
      * Fixed Nutritional Information Issue
      * Fixed Submit Recipe Title Field Width Issue
      * Fixed Recipe Lightbox Theme Options Issue
      * Added Author Microformat Support
      * Added Calories Microformat Support
      * Added Countdown Timer Plugin and Widget
      * Improved User Profile Page Styles
      * Improved Images Size in RSS

    = Version 2.4.2 - 19 August 2016
      * Added missing author microformat property
      * Added calories microformat property support

    = Version 2.4.1
      * Fixed Recipe Submit Script Issue
      * Fixed Rating Submission Issue
      * Fixed Nutritional Information Display Issue

    = Version 2.4 - 13 July 2016
      * Added google maps api key support
      * Remove One Click Demo from theme
      * Added One Click Demo (Plugin Based)
      * Improved TGM Class Functionality
      * Added .jpeg Extension in Recipe Submit Image Upload 
      * Google Fonts Enqueue Issue fixed
      * Improved Contact Widget Icons
      * Home Advertisement Background Issue Resolved

    = Version 2.3 - 19th April 2016
      * Added One Click Demo 
      * Fixed Recipe Single Carousel issues 
      * Fixed responsive issues on Chef Single page 
      * Improved Icons quality of address widget 
      * Improved search button icon quality
      * Improved microformats according to google guidelines
      * Google fonts are properly enqueued
      * Many minor style improvements

    = Version 2.2.2 - 19th December 2015
      * Fixed video display error for single recipe templates
      * Added some missing translation strings.

    = Version 2.2 - 5th December 2015
      * Data Validation Improved
      * Microformat improved after checking in google webmaster tools
      * Removed default twitter widget. (alternative Display Tweets plugin support was added from version 2.0)
      * Added support for Post Views Counter Plugin. WP post views still working but discouraged from now on.
      * Improved some theme styles.

    = Version 2.1 - 6th May 2015
      * Updated Prettyphoto JS Plugin.

    = Version 2.1 - 6th May 2015
      * Recipe Sorting Enable/Disable control.
      * Metabox Plugin is removed from theme so it can be installed and updated separately.
      * Recipe Info Hours extra digits issue fixed.
      * Widgetized areas notices issue fixed.
      * Recipe video template improved.
      * Print Recipe Styles Improved.

    = Version 2.0 - 23rd April 2015
      * Added Advance Recipe search functionality.
      * Added Multiple images upload support for recipe submit template.
      * Added google fonts support for several places in Theme Options.
      * Add to favorite functionality added (Plugin Based).
      * Added Plugin Support for Display Tweets Plugin.
      * Added Front end profile edit template.
      * Added sorting feature for recipes listing template.
      * Improved responsive styles for blog featured image.
      * Improved Whats Hot section of home page theme options.
      * Improved Left image slider theme options.
      * Improved site icons (Changed from images to sites.
      * "Top recipes of the day" is translatable text.
      * "Most Rated" vertical text in left image slider is translatable. 
      * Improved micro-formats support.
      * Improved header image theme options.
      * Improved backend user profile options.

    = Version 1.5.1 - 20th June 2014
      * Fixed Dropdown menu going under images issue.
      * Fixed left image slider title issue.
      * Improved responsive css

    = Version 1.5 - 5th June 2014
      * Added All User's Listing Template
      * Improved Author.php template
      * Improved JS Script for Main Menu.
      * Fixed author thumbnail issues.
      * Fixed Tag merge issue for front end recipe submit template.
      * Fixed left image slide breaking issue.

    = Version 1.4.1 - 26th Feb 2014
      * Fixed blockquote styles
      * Added Recipe types count control beside main search field.
      * Updated metabox plugin files.
      * Improved widget multicolored titles.

    = Version 1.4 - 12th Feb 2014
      * Fixed comments styles
      * Updated Documentation

    = Version 1.4 - 6th Feb 2014
      * Included responsive styles.
      * Improved styles.
      * Single recipe sidebar added
      * Comment form updated.
      * Sting translation fixes.
      * Taxonomy description added on taxonomy templates.
      * Various minor fixes across the theme.
      * Added some new thumbnail sizes. 
        (After updating the theme you have to regenerate your thumbnails using
         any plugin like 'Force Regenerate Thumbnails').

    = Version 1.3.1 - 31st August 2013
      * Fixed FAQ list styles.
      * Added email notification for recipe submission from front end.
      * Ingredients fields are now textareas.
      * Fixed ingredients and method steps listing problems.
      * Modified Twitter Widget.
      * Fixed translation issues.
      * Metabox plugin update added.

    = Version 1.3 - 27th August 2013
      * Improved styles for default widgets.
      * Rating control from theme options.
      * Social icons control for recipe and blog post single templates.
      * Lightbox control for recipe and blog thumbnails from theme options.
      * Weekly Special Recipe widget updated.
      * Tags archive template pagination bug fixed.
      * Left Image Slides reorder bug fixed.

    = Version 1.2.2 - 15th June 2013
      * Twitter widget fixed according to new twitter API.
      * Improved some styles.
      * New recipe single template added for big size video.

    = Version 1.2.1 - 22th April 2013
      * Header made flexible by height.
      * Improved some styles.
      * Fixed carousel Image listing issues on recipe single page.
      * Fixed method steps listing issues on recipe single page.    

    = Version 1.2 - 10th March 2013
      * Added 3 More Beautiful Color Skins + Default
      * Added 20 More social Icon classes
      * Added Video support for recipe. (will be viewed on single recipe with sidebar)
      * Added checkbox and strike through to mark a recipe step as completed.
      * Widget support expanded to global. (Any widget anywhere)
      * Added Social buttons on/off control on recipe page.
      * Added Sidebar mini slider widget for recipes by cuisine.
      * Added Sidebar mini slider widget for recipes by recipe type.
      * Added Recipe Views added by plugin support.
      * Ingredients and method steps can be added on recipe submit page.
      * Quick CSS box is added in theme options.
      * Recipe full width template image is opening in lightbox now.
      * Added Contact us page: Map 'show/hide' control in theme options.
      * Added Widgtized area for ads embed code on the bottom of page content.
      * Author page pagination bug fix.
      * Recipe Taxonomies are added in search.
      * Recipe types along with search box is able to be multi-lined.
      * Blog listing thumbnail has auto height.
      * Missing words of translation added in default.po file.

    = Version 1.1.5 - 14th Dec 2012
      * Made theme compatible with WordPress 3.5

    = Version 1.1.4 - 10th Sept 2012
      * Tested in WordPress 3.4.2
      * Added Chef/User Profile Page
      * Homepage bottom widget area css fix
      * Fullwidth Recipe Detail Page (Variation 2) Image loading and Size Fix
      * Added Posts support in Left Image Slider, Basic Slider and Nivo Slider
      * Added Content Support on Homepage.
      * Few Translation Fixes
      * Added Pin Button in recipe detail page
      * Added Print Button in recipe detail page.
      * Basic Slider Fix

    = Version 1.1.3 - 28th July 2012
      * Added Nested Comments Support
      * Fixed Basic Slider Bug
      * Fixed Nivo Slider Bug
      * Fixed Social Icons hover problem in IE8
      * Added Import XML containing live demo contents

    = Version 1.1.2
      * Made the theme compatible with Option Tree Version 2.0.+
      * Updated theme documentation accordingly

    = Version 1.1.1
      * Improved Templates Nameing Code.
      * Improved Contact Page Code
      * Improved Homepage Code
      * Added New Homepage Template with Recent Recipes
      * Improved Archive Page Code
      * Added Custom Header Support
      * Added Custom Background Support

    = Version 1.1
      * Recipe Submit Page Template with login, signup, and forgot password support.
      * Added support of hrecipe microformat with improved support of microdata.
      * Added Print Styles for recipe detail page.
      * Added RSS Feed Support for Recipes with Featured Image Included in Feed
      * Added Yield, Servings, Prep Time, Cook Time, Ready In Time meta boxes with improved meta boxes for nutritional details.
      * Added meta boxes for Ingredients and Method Steps. check screenshots for detail.
      * Added additional taxonomies of Cuisines, Skill levels, Courses, and Ingredients.
      * Mobile compatibility fixes.
      * Improved support of recipe post type and related taxonomies localization.
      * Removed recipe top quote and sub-heading as buyers were not liking it and not using it.
      * Many small fixes and additions to make it as better as we can <img src="/images/smileys/happy.png" alt=" :)" title=" :)" />

    = Version 1.0 - 28 Feb 2013 =
      * Initial Release


We are also happy to announce that the theme was featured among the best Food and Recipes WordPress Themes on PremiumCoding.


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