Your food blog already has a recipe card plugin — now it’s time to turbocharge it! Give your audience a recipe box to easily save, organize, and share your delicious recipes.
…And grow your email list at the same time!
The CuratorCrowd™ Recipe Box Plugin™ is an on-page central hub for your readers to save, manage, and share recipes. It was built specifically for food influencers to help increase user engagement and strengthen your relationship with your readers. The CuratorCrowd Recipe Box is free and seamlessly embeds into your WordPress blog by affixing a recipe box that slides in and out on the left margin of each page.
It’s super simple to install and even easier to grow your email list. How? Through co-registration!
This is industry-proven technology with over 8+ years of development & usage by leading food publishers. Millions of cloud-based recipe box users have saved over 25 million recipes from 24,500 different publishers.
Here’s why food bloggers love the Recipe Box Plugin™:
- Easy to implement (Simply Install plugin, agree to terms, and the Recipe Box appears)
- Built for speed, the plugin does not affect page load time or site performance
- On-page functionality means visitors stay on your site longer
- Co-registration drives email list growth
- Usage stats (available at console.americanhometownmedia.com)
- High adoption means increased return traffic
- Tried-n-true technology (2M users have save over 24M times from 24,000+ sites)
- New users & traffic through cross-site promotion
- Mobile app and responsive design – drives traffic back to your website
- Customization & branding (available at console.americanhometownmedia.com)
- Built in SOCIAL SHARING functionality so users become your brand ambassadors sharing your recipes with family & friends
Here’s Why Your Visitors Will Love It:
- Easy sign-up
- Save & manage recipes from any site:
- Chrome extension and a browser bookmarklet
- Mobile app – iPhone & Android
- Recipe Box Plugin™ – on-page access on their favorite blogs and food sites
- JustAPinch.com – utilize menu planner, grocery lists and cookbook builder
- Centralized hub for all their saved recipes
- Built in social sharing makes it easy to share favorite recipes with family and friends
What are you waiting for? Install the CuratoroCrowd Recipe Box and start cooking up more traffic with happier visitors while growing your email list and increasing revenues!
Since adding the Recipe Box I’ve removed the pop up opt in for my email list and I’m getting triple the growth with the recipe box opt in vs a pop up. My readers love having a place to save their favorite recipes. This has been a great asset to my site. —Christy Jordan, SouthernPlate.com
My readers love the Recipe Box and it helps to grow my email list! —Kevin Lynch, ClosetCooking.com
The Recipe Box allows you to save and store online recipes so you don’t have to print and store pages and pages of favorite recipes and recipes that you want to try. I use it personally to save recipes. It’s a valuable resource that drives traffic and email subscriptions to CallMePMc.com. —Paula M. Jones, CallMePMC.com
My readers love the ability to keep all their favorite recipes in one place and it’s helped me grow my email list quickly and easily. —Stacey Little, SouthernBite.com
- Go to “Plugins” > “Add Plugin”
- Search for “CuratorCrowd Recipe Box” by American Hometown Media, Inc.
- Click “Install Now”
- Activate the plugin
- Be sure to clear cache if you use a cache plugin or CDN
- (Optional) Register at console.americanhometownmedia.com to customize, see usage stats and download co-registration email list
Why Should I Add the Recipe Box Plugin™ to My Website?
This is often the first question we get from food bloggers who find out about the Recipe Box Plugin™. The Recipe Box Plugin™ is part of the CuratorCrowd™ Traffic & Engagement Platform built specifically for food blogs and websites to drive traffic, improve user engagement & increase revenue. The Recipe Box Plugin gives your readers a place to save recipes from your site and around the web making it their central online hub for recipes. They’ll come back to your site again and again.
Does the Recipe Box Plugin™ cost anything?
No! It’s absolutely free.
Free, really? Aren’t you just going to try to upsell me on a paid or “premium” version?
We’re serious, the Recipe Box Plugin™ is absolutely free! There are no premium or paid versions.
I’m not a developer, will I be able to install the Recipe Box Plugin™ on my blog/website?
Absolutely! We built the Recipe Box Plugin™ to be extremely easy to install, either with our WordPress Plugin or by copying and pasting a short line of code into your website’s template.
Slow down, you’re scaring me with talk of adding code to my website – can I really do this myself?
You can! it’s really simple whether using the WordPress Plugin or any of the other ways to install the Recipe Box Plugin™.
OK – if I get stuck, do you offer any support for me?
Yes! We pride ourselves on offering awesome support and almost always answer support questions within 1 business day. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org whenever you have a question or suggestion!
If I add this to my blog/website will it slow down my site or impact my site performance?
No, we’ve built the Recipe Box Plugin™ for speed so it won’t impact page load time. It’s been tested over 8 years and already powers millions of cloud-based recipe boxes, with over 24 million saved recipes from over 24 thousand blogs and food sites.
Are there ads in the Recipe Box Plugin™?
There are no ads in the Recipe Box Plugin™. If our blog partners want to add advertising or sponsorships, we could consider it for discussion purposes at a later date.
Will the Recipe Box Plugin™ take visitors away from my blog/website?
Au contraire! (that’s fancy talk for c’mon now!) We’ve actually built the Recipe Box Plugin™ to increase engagement from your readers/visitors, keeping them on your site longer, helping you build your email list and bringing them back for repeat visits to your blog/website. When users click on links to your site from your Recipe Box Plugin, it links directly to your site. Links to other sites open in a new window keeping visitors on your site.
How do I brand the Recipe Box with my blog name and logo?
Your box automatically adds your domain name. You can also upload your logo to enhance your branding after you verify ownership of your site at console.americanhometownmedia.com.
Wait – I can build my email list? I like the sound of that, tell me more.
Are there any new features being developed for the Recipe Box Plugin™?
Yes! We are continually testing and researching new features to make the Recipe Box Plugin™ more valuable for food publishers. ECommerce and shoppable recipes are anticipated enhancements as those solutions mature.
Contributors & Developers
“CuratorCrowd Recipe Box” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Tested up to version 5.8.1
- Add notice about incompatibility with local/non-public instances of WordPress
- Added functionality to configure placement of tab on page (top, middle, or bottom)
- Easier Site Verification
- Recipe Box is enabled if plugin is active.
- First Release