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Recipes Plugin


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Enable your users to create rich, detailed recipes with high interactivity.



  • Widgetized main recipe page with drag-and-drop widgets, and admin controls enables you to choose and customize features for recipes on your site.

  • Recipe Dashboard enables easy creation of recipes, and allows managing various components of a recipe.

  • Photos and Videos enables recipes with media for a better showcase.

  • Categories and sub-categories allow robust classification of recipes.

  • Keyword tags can be associated with recipes. A tag cloud widget provides easy filtering of recipes.

  • Featured Recipes Slideshow widget for showcasing special recipes. Sponsored Recipes AJAX Carousel widget for showcasing sponsored recipes.

  • Recipe of the Day widget enables one recipe to be highly showcased for a day. This is admin configurable.

  • Widgetized Recipes Home and Browse pages, which can be configured using drag-and-drop widgets.

  • 3 displays: List View, Grid View, Map View for recipes on home and browse pages provide excellent user experience.

  • Google Maps integration:

    • Used in Map View for recipes. Sponsored recipe markers are shown on map with a bouncing animation.

    • Recipes having location information have a Map Tab on their profile page showing their accurate location on map.

    • Recipe owners can point their exact location on map using drag-and-drop marker in Recipe Dashboard.

  • Google Geocode API integration:

    • Owners can simply enter their recipe's location address and this converts it to a formatted address and location coordinates to be plotted on map.

    • Geocoding is also used in Proximity Search.

  • Recipes can be Closed / Opened. This enables users to also post recipes of items available in fixed numbers or for fixed duration.

  • Searching and Browsing:

    • Good recipes browsing experience and powerful search ensures that users easily find results.

    • Searching enabled over admin created custom fields

    • Name / keyword based search

    • Proximity Search to find recipes around a location at a distance

    • Filtering based on closed / open status, friends' / everyone's recipes

    • Filtering based on tags / categories / sub-categories

    • Ordering based on recent / popularity

    • Recipes archives for month-wise browsing

  • Likes for recipes:

    • Recipes can be liked / unliked

    • Recipe main page shows users who like it

    • Most Liked Recipes widget

    • Integration with Likes Plugin and Widgets adds additional valuable features

  • Integration with Suggestions / Recommendations / People you may know & Inviter plugin:

    • Suggest to Friends link

    • Suggest to Friends popup after creating a recipe

    • Recipe Recommendations widget and more..

  • Ratings and Reviews: Recipes can be rated and reviewed by users.

  • Tell a friend: Enables a user to easily email a recipe to friends.

  • Printing: Recipes can be printed.

  • Innovative You May Also Like widget shows to users other recipes that might interest them based on what they are viewing currently.

  • Multiple Widgets like: Top rated recipes, Recently viewed recipes, Recently viewed by friends, Most discussed recipes, etc enable you to showcase recipes at other parts of your site.

  • Recipe Privacy configurable by owners relating to viewing recipe, commenting, posting photos on recipe, showing recipe in search, discussions.

  • Search Engine Optimized (SEO) URLs and structure.

  • Recipes can be published or saved as draft.

  • Multiple admin configurations like activating certain features, member level settings, etc.

  • User profile integration: Recipes Tab widget in user profiles shows recipes posted by the user.

  • Activity Feed integration: Integration with site homepage feed, user profile feeds and recipes updates feeds.

  • Statistics: Admin can see detailed statistics for recipes.

This plugin enables your users to create rich, detailed recipes, with high interactivity, and provides multiple tools for this. With features for showcasing quality recipes and intelligently suggesting to users the recipes that they may like, this plugin promises to make surfing through recipes a good experience for the users of your social community.
Multiple admin configurations and provision for creating additional custom fields allow you to extend this plugin based on your site's requirements.


Key Features

Main Recipe Page

  • Widgetized page, with multiple tabs, can be customized by admin using Layout Editor.

  • Updates: Similar to the wall feature on Facebook Pages, enables users to keep track of updates and content posted in a recipe.

  • Info: Information about a recipe like its description, tags, category, owner, location, etc. Admin created custom recipe profile fields also show up here.

    • Comments feature.

  • Overview: Recipe owners can create rich profiles for their recipes using WYSIWYG editor.

  • Map: Available if recipe has location information, this shows the recipe on a map. Detailed location information is also shown.

  • Photos: Recipe's Photo Album

  • Videos: Videos added to the recipe

  • Reviews: Users can write reviews for recipes

  • Discussions: Every recipe has its own forum where discussion topics can be created and discussed.

  • Links: Links shared by users on the recipes are displayed here.

  • Sponsored and Featured labels: The main profile page of every sponsored and featured recipe contains a corresponding attractive label image. These labels are admin configurable.

  • About Us: Recipe owner can write a main caption about the recipe, just like on Facebook Pages and Profiles.

  • Action links for sharing, suggesting, tell a friend, printing, contacting the owner, etc.

  • Rating: Current rating of the recipe can be seen and the recipe can also be rated.

  • Users can see who all like a recipe.

  • You May Also Like widget shows to users similar recipes as the current one, which might interest them, and.

  • Social Sharing Buttons for quick sharing on favorite social networks.

  • Recipe Season: A season can be mentioned for the recipes by stating the start and end months. There is also a "Season's Recipes" widget which shows the recipes of the ongoing season.

Recipes Home

  • Widgetized page, can be completely customized by admin using Layout Editor. Widgets can be easily moved, added or removed.

  • Featured Recipes Slideshow with controls

  • Categories and sub-categories shown in an attractively arranged manner

  • Recent / Most Popular / Random recipes shown

  • 3 display forms: List View, Grid View and Map View.

  • Grid view has tooltips for all entries.

  • Sponsored and Featured recipes are specially marked

  • Ratings are shown for recipes

  • Search form and filtering options widget

  • Sponsored Recipes AJAX Carousel

  • Tag cloud showing popular tags

Browse Recipes

  • Widgetized page, can be completely customized by admin using Layout Editor. Widgets can be easily moved, added or removed.

  • Categories and sub-categories shown in an expandable widget for filtering

  • 3 display forms: List View, Grid View and Map View. Grid view has tooltips for all entries.

  • Sponsored and Featured recipes are specially marked

  • Ratings are shown for recipes

  • Search form and filtering options widget

  • Month-wise archives of recipes

Recipes Dashboard

  • Enables users to easily and intuitively configure the various components of their recipes

  • Contains 6 sections: Info, Overview, Style, Location, Photos and Videos

  • Info: For basic recipe information and custom fields

  • Overview: Creating rich recipe overview using WYSIWYG editor

  • Style: Styling recipe page using CSS properties like background image, color, font type, etc

  • Location: Accurately marking recipe location on map using drag-and-drop marker and verifying detailed location info

  • Photos: Managing recipe photo album

  • Videos: Managing recipe videos

Recipes Photos & Videos

  • Recipe owner can choose who all can add photos to his recipe

  • Owner can choose any photo from the recipe's album as the recipe profile photo

  • Recipe owner can either add a new video to the recipe, or add a video from his existing videos.


  • Extensive Member Levels based controls and permissions for the following:

    • Recipe creation

    • Recipe viewing

    • Recipe editing

    • Recipe deletion

    • Adding photos to recipes

    • Adding videos to recipes

    • View Privacy options for created recipes

    • Comment Privacy options for created recipes

    • Photo upload Privacy options for created recipes

    • Auto-approval of recipes

    • Auto-featured for recipes

    • Auto-sponsored for recipes

    • Recipes count

  • Configure plugin settings for Maps integration, proximity search, sharing, rating, printing, emailing, commenting, etc

  • Configure labels for Featured and Sponsored recipes

  • Create custom, searchable fields. Sequence of custom fields can be adjusted by drag-and-drop.

  • View and manage recipes

  • Mark recipes as featured

  • Mark recipes as sponsored

  • Moderate / approve recipes

  • Assign Recipe of the Day

  • Create and manage categories and sub-categories. Sequence of categories and sub-categories can be adjusted by drag-and-drop.

  • Widgets settings

  • View Statistics for recipes

    # : Videos functionality requires SocialEngine's Video Sharing Plugin

Price Details

Product Specifications

  • Compatible with SEPHP Version 5.9.0
  • Latest Product Version 5.9.0
  • Modifies SE Core Yes


  • Responsive Yes
  • Compatible with 3rd Party Plugins Yes
  • Included Free Free initial installation, Free Upgrades, 90 days complimentary support (per support terms)

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