Visitor Rating

Engaging with your readers is very important. The Visitor Rating feature allows your website visitors to vote on your recipes without logging in. This feature is available in the Zip Recipes Premium plan.

When a visitor rates a recipe, they will see that rating in the future and can change it as well. This allows visitors that come back to a recipe frequently to remember how well they liked it:

We have spam protection in place where if we detect that someone’s abusing the ratings and clicking too frequently, we start to delay them so your ratings are not affected.

How it Appears on Search Engines like Google

Your recipe ratings will appear on Google’s search engine results page and make your recipe pop out!


If you don’t wish to allow your visitors to rate your recipes, you can deactivate this feature from Zip Recipes > Manage Extensions.

From the extension list, uncheck VisitorRating and then click Save:

Screenshot: Deactivating Visitor Ratings for your recipes


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.