How to post a recipe at Springwater Trails

We now have a recipe Plugin on the web site.  Since my sum total of recipe knowledge consists of spaghetti, I am going to leave it to the cooks to determine if this tool is any good.  But you can see the posts we have created on Page 2 of the newsletter.

In this early post, I created a new post and wrote an introduction saying the recipe came from Katherine.  Then I clicked on the knife and fork next to “Add media” and added the recipe.  Finally I selected a Category from the list of recipe categories.  Below are some more detailed direction.

This plugin comes from ziplist.com, which is a website that allows you to save recipes and create shopping lists.  Readers can collect their recipes at ziplist from many websites.

Basic instructions for adding recipes to Springwater Trails:

  1. Create a login to springwatertrails.org.
  2. Contact me, and I will make you a contributor
  3. Login at springwatertrails.org. (upper right corner)
  4. Click on + New -> Post a new post.
  5. Enter a title for the post.  This is the title of the recipe.
  6. Select a category for this recipe.  Look under categories on the right side.
  7. Click on the knife and fork.
  8. Add your recipe.
  9. Click on Save Recipe.
  10. Click on Save Draft on the right side under Publish.  When it is saved, click on Preview to see how it looks.
  11. You can add text above and below the recipe, which will show up on the website, but won’t get saved at the ziplist recipe box.
  12. Click on publish for your post.  (If you don’t have a Publish button, then click on the button that schedules your post for review and publishing.  Then send me an email and I will check it and publish it.  This is a way for us to find problems before it is published).
  13. Check the Page 2 of the newsletter for your recipe.

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