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CookBook – Floating Sharing Buttons in Posts

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Floating sharing buttons can be added using the Sharing feature from Jetpack plugin, so make sure first that Jetpack is already installed and connected on your website.

Next, go to Jetpack > Settings page and enable the Sharing feature:

On the Settings > Sharing page you can select what sharing buttons you will display in posts:

CookBook – Configure Mobile Menu

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In the CookBook theme, you can control the menu displayed on mobile devices. All you have to do is head over to the Menus page, create a new menu or assign an existing one to the Mobile Menu location.


Usually, most people assign their Main menu as a Mobile menu, but you can also create a separate menu in which you can include different links.

CookBook – Social Icons in the Header and Footer

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Social Icons in the header and footer can be added using Social Icons widget (free plugin created by WPZOOM). Once you install the plugin, activate it, go to Widgets page, and add the Social Icons by WPZOOM widget to the Header Social Icons and Footer Social Icons widget areas.

Make sure to select the Color Icon/No Background Icon Style if you want all icons to look in the same color and style as in the demo. If you select a different style, you can customize and have icons in different colors.

Here’s how the widget is configured in the demo in the header:

CookBook – How to add Recipe Cards

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You can add recipe cards to your posts using our Recipe Card Blocks plugin.

The plugin is available for free, but there is a PRO version available with more features, such as:
– Adjustable Servings
– Star Rating
– 4 Recipe Designs & Color customization
view all PRO features.

If you want to create recipes that include Structured Data markup ( or Rich Snippets) add the Recipe Card Block ( to your posts:

This block can be inserted just once in a post in order to avoid conflicts in the Structured Data markup needed to make your recipes compatible with

Some details of the recipe can be added directly in the block (Ingredients, Directions, etc.), while other details can be entered in the right sidebar with block details (Difficulty, Cuisine, etc.):

The design of the Recipe Card block can be changed from the Styles section in the block settings:

You can also choose a specific design to be your default design on the Settings page.

The documentation of the Recipe Card Blocks plugin can be found here.

CookBook – Recipe Index Page (Using Elementor)

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If you’re looking for more control over your Recipe Index, we recommend creating it using Elementor, and then you will be able to customize each section as you want.

Instructions for creating the Recipe Index page using Elementor are similar to the ones for creating the front page.

Assuming that both Elementor and Elementor Addons by WPZOOM plugins are installed on your website, simply create a new page and import one of the two available Recipe Index templates:

In one of the templates, you can create an index with your categories, while in the other, you can create a separate section for each category and display the latest posts from them.

Each section can be customized or duplicated. In the “Query” section of the Posts Grid widget, you can configure what posts are displayed.

Right-click on a section to find the option to Duplicate it:

Don’t forget to add links to your categories for each button:

Are you using the Recipe Index template which shows Categories? In order to add a Featured Image to each category, you need to go the Posts > Categories page and edit each category individually. You will find on the editing page an option to add a Cover Image: