Recipe Picture Gallery or Grid

How to add a Recipe Gallery or Grid

With Zip Recipes, you can now easily create a beautifully styled Recipe Gallery, or Recipe Grid. (from now on we will use the term gallery, because grid or gallery is the same thing) It will automatically add a json description of the gallery for Google to understand and use in rich snippets. Wherever you want on your site, you can add pictures and present your recipes just the way you like it.

Important: ZipRecipes uses only recipes embedded in posts for the gallery. It will not recognise recipes that you have made, if there is no post attached to them. So if the gallery fails to load, first check if you have linked all your recipes to posts! To do that see how to add a new or existing recipe

Making a picture gallery in Gutenberg in 2 easy steps:

  1. Make a new page. (You can also add a picture gallery block in a post. For example when you want to write a post about ” fall recipes” in which you want to present all your fall recipes. In that case, make a new post here)

shows where to click to add recipe grid

2. Click the plus sign to add a block, then click on Zip Recipes Grid. (or type Grid in the search bar)

Now you see this:

shows the recipe grid look and options

As you can see, your recipes will be loaded automatically. To start with, the recipe grid loads all categories but you can change that by scrolling down in options and selecting  specific category. To the right, marked with red, you see all the options you have. you can choose how the pictures are animated, how big the pictures should be, if you want a title underneath or not, etc. Just play around for a while and see what you prefer.

In Classic Editor, you can click the Grid icon in the editor toolbar menu, or insert the shortcode [zrdn-grid]

You have several options you can use here, like

  • category = “slugname” (you can find the slugname by opening  “posts” and then “categories”. There you will see your posts categories and if you click one, you will see the slugname and a short explanation)
  • recipesPerPage = 20
  • layoutMode = grid or mosaic
  • showTitle = true/false (show a title below each recipe image
  • animationtype’ =>’quicksand’ (see below for options)
  • size (medium, small, large)
  • loadmorebutton
  • backgroundcolor
  • color
  • bordercolor
  • search (true/false)
  • use_ajax (true/false)
Animation options:


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.

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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.