Here is a high-level overview of the steps to follow when getting started with Recipes. For more in-depth information about any of these steps, please see the additional articles available in our Recipes support section. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at support@bentosmb.com

Step 1: Installation of Recipes

From the Shopify App store listing, “Add App”. You will be redirected to your store where you can choose “Install App” in the bottom right corner. Once the app is installed, you will be asked to install the code to display your recipes to the theme of choice. Don’t worry, this is an automatic process. We recommend duplicating your live theme first, and then installing Recipes into that copy to ensure everything displays correctly and you can revert changes easily if needed.

If you need to install to another theme at some point, that’s not a problem, simply scroll down on the home page and choose your alternative install theme.

Once the app is installed, you can begin to create your recipes.

Step 2: Creating your recipes

Adding a new recipe couldn’t be easier. From the Recipes apps starting page, navigate to the Recipes page (located in the tabs at the top). Select “Add Recipe” and give your recipe an attention-grabbing name (don’t worry, you can change this later!). The recipe card detail page will automatically appear and you can begin to input your recipe details.

Feel free to add as many or as little details as you like, you can always change them, add more and remove items later. Make sure to save your changes.

Once all details have been entered, you can get the shortcode for the recipe at the top of the recipe card details page or navigate back to the Recipes list to save for another time.

From the Recipes list you can then choose to edit your recipes or grab the shortcode to add to your blog post or page.

Step 3: Adding your recipes to your blog posts and pages

Once your recipe is saved and you have copied the shortcode, you can simply paste the shortcode into your page or into the blog post where you want it to appear.

The shortcode should appear exactly as it did when copied. Make sure nothing is added to it or it may not work properly.

Step 4: Problem Solving

Once you add your shortcode to your blog post or page and preview it everything should appear without issue. If you’re not seeing your recipe appear, follow the steps found in Support on the Recipe dashboard. If the recipe still isn’t appearing correctly, reach out to us at support@bentosmb.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Step 5: Upgrade Your Plan

If you’re loving Recipes and looking to increase your number of recipe cards to over 5, upgrading your plan is easy. Select “Upgrade Recipes” from the dashboard and approve the upgrade. Once upgraded, you’ll be able to add an unlimited number of recipes to your store.

Step 6: Leave us a Review & Give Feedback

We’d love to get your feedback on Recipes, you can submit enhancement requests to support@bentosmb.com.