Introducing Recipe Hero

I’ve been working on something close to my heart for the past few weeks. It’s called Recipe Hero and it’s going to change the way we eat food.

UPDATE: Website’s Up!

Okay, that’s a little much.


It’s pretty much just a new WordPress plugin for easily adding recipes to your WordPress site. It has a lot of neat features packed into it, from automatic mark-up to its own template engine.

I wanted to make it as easy possible for WordPress users to share their amazing food, and I feel like Recipe Hero will do just that.

It’s available now¬†for free on the Plugin Repository.

I’ve got a lot of awesome stuff planned for it. In the next few weeks I’m hoping to move it out of beta into Version 1.0.0 (we’re at 0.6.7 at the time of writing). I’m building the website too at the moment, trying to get all the documentation and a few add-ons ready for it too.

It’s also a completely open-source, GPL-licensed project, and I would love for you to stop by the GitHub Project and contribute in any way you can.

Adding a Header Image to Your Plugin

If you haven’t done it yet, I’m going to help you add a header image to your plugin.

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The plugin header image dimensions need to be 772px x 250px. You may also want to include a retina-ready high-res image, which would be 1544px x 500px.

In your plugin’s SVN repository, there are a few folders. You need to add your image to the assets folder, with the image names as follows:

  • banner-772×250.png
  • banner-1544×500.png

To make it even easier for you to add your own header image, I put together a very simple template file. It’s pretty much just set up with the correct 772×250 dimensions and the matching filename.

Download 772×250 Header Image Template

Light – A Free Responsive Lightbox Plugin for WordPress

I decided to put together a small little WordPress plugin today, using the incredible fancyBox jquery lightbox.

It’s called Light, and it’s just that: a Lightbox and a light-weight plugin. No settings or detailed instructions or anything like that. Just install it and it works.

Want to see a demo? Cool. Here you go.

It’s actually pretty flexible, so I wrote a whole lot of documentation for it over on Captain Theme. You can view the documentation for it there.

Regarding the License, I personally don’t care what you do with the plugin but fancyBox is under a Creative Commons License that basically allows you to use it in personal/non-commercial projects for free but you have to pay if it’s for a commercial site (and you should – it’s well worth the money and the developer deserves it!). Read more about the fancyBox License.

It’s also on GitHub! How exciting. Check out the GitHub repository.

Have a question or need help? Leave it below and I’ll try to answer it.

Download 1.0.0

Documentation / Demo