How to override a Zip Recipes block template

Sometimes you may want to customise one of the recipe blocks in Zip Recipes beyond the possibilities of the style options, or beyond css possibilities. In that case you can adjust the source template of the block. For example, you want to change the html of the nutrition label.

To do this, follow the following steps:

  • in your theme directory, create a folder with the same name as your plugin folder. If you’re using premium, this is zip-recipes-lover. If you’re using the free plugin, this is zip-recipes.
  • Copy the block you want to edit from the views folder in the Zip Recipes plugin to this new folder. In our example “nutrition-label-html.php”.
  • Adjust the html

You’re done!

Zip Recipes will now automatically use your edited template.

Pro tip: list your changes in a comment block at the top of the file. If in the future the template should change so much you need to update it, you can copy the new file, then easily apply those changes to the new file.


If your license is activated, you should be able to update from the WordPress plugins dashboard. If this doesn’t work, there’s probably a configuration issue on your server. We’ve listed several of the most common causes.

Sure! Just go to your account, then click “view licenses”, then “view upgrade”. There you have options to pay the additional amount.

The download link you received in the initial e-mail is valid for 24 hours. After the link has expired you can log in to your ZIP Recipes account to download the plugin again. When logged in to your account you will see a section “your purchases”. 

Clicking on the ‘View Details and Downloads’ button will take you to a new page. On this new page scroll down to locate the ‘Products’ section. In the products section you can click on the plugin hyperlink to download the plugin.

To install the plugin, you can follow these instructions on Really Simple SSL

When you purchase one of our plugins an account is created automatically. You can reset your password here

If you don’t remember the email you used for the purchase, or did the purchase before the automatic account creation was activated, please contact us and we’ll set it up for you. 

You can create a new password via the following link:

When getting a ‘this email is not authorized to renew license’ error, try clearing cookies from your browser. That will likely solve the issue.

If you click the download link after you have purchased a plugin, you should download a zipped file which you can upload to WordPress. If this is not the case, you are probably using Safari. This is easy to fix. Go to:

Safari > Preferences > General > Open “safe” files after downloading: uncheck.