I'm helping a friend switch their website from Wordpress to Shopify in anticipation of an upcoming physical product launch. She's switching because it will be easier to manage the shopping cart for the physical products on Shopify.
But we ran into one problem. There's no app, plugin, or documentation on how to get nice looking recipe cards with google rich snippets into blog posts on shopify.
Scroll to the middle of this blog post to see the current recipe card on Wordpress.
This is a fairly big downside to moving to shopify.
Are there any solutions out there that will be easy for my friend to use?
Can we make a custom blog template for recipes?
Yes, you can make custom article templates if they differ from the main post types.
Take a look into alternate templates. Also keep in mind that theme code can also show a different layout based on the blog that the article belongs to (with some if/else conditional statements).
I'm not seeing a big hurdle here but you'll need to work out what approach makes sense for you and your friend. Some notes on the card:
^ All of these will need theme edits. They are also vague in explantation but can explain further if needed.
Thanks for taking the time to give your thoughts. I'm afraid I'm not particularly well versed in theme customization, so I'd probably have to hire someone to help me out with this? Is this type of thing going to take hours or days to complete? i.e. - Will it cost just one of my kidneys or both?
I'm working on a recipe app for shopify. You can sign up for early access here: https://www.sellwithrecipes.com
We have a background in recipe plugins for WordPress already so know how to create a great user experience and great SEO.
I'd love to get your feedback before it's release so please do sign up if your find this valuable.
Did you folks ever get your recipe setup all sorted out?
If not, I'd like to be a bit cheeky and show off my recently released (as in... last night) Shopify app called Recipe Kit. Basically it's an easy to use recipe card creator for your store that embeds the nice looking recipe card in your Shopify blog posts / articles. It's print-friendly, SEO optimized, and beautiful from the get go :)
If you feel like giving it a go, here is the app listing link: https://apps.shopify.com/recipe-kit
I'd love to hear any thoughts or feedback you may have about it - or if I can answer any questions, let me know and I'm happy to help out!
Have a great weekend,