Recipe Reviews

It’s really encouraging to have people give you feedback on your recipes. When people can give you feedback, a sense of community is created on your website and it encourages more and more people to join.

Recipe Reviews allows your visitors to add a comment with their recipe rating.

You’re no longer left wondering what they loved about the recipe — they will give you a 5-star rating with a comment!


  1. Go to Zip Recipes > Manage Extensions from your admin site
  2. Check RecipeReviews
  3. Ensure VisitorRatings is unchecked
  4. If you already have ratings in your recipes that were done anonymously by visitors (using the VisitorRatings feature), you can choose to keep those ratings by checking off Include only ratings that have comments — old ratings submitted anonymously will not affect your recipe ratings when this option is checked off
  5. Click Save

Your visitors will now be able to rate your recipes and leave a comment along side the rating. You can approve these comments or disapproved spam.

Recipe Reviews supports JetPack comments as well as WordPress comments.


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.