To change recipe settings navigate to Settings > Simmer in your WordPress admin. 

The suite of settings we've included allow you to standardize the look and feel of your recipes to keep them consistent and professional. This UX improvement can also have an impact on your SEO. 

Simmer Pro offers two groups of settings you can change to further customize recipes out of the box. The first tab is Display and the second is Advanced.


Simmer Pro Recipes style and design adapts beautifully to most high-quality WordPress themes. You can stick with the basic colors and design created for recipes, customize helpful design options in Simmer settings, or take things one step further with custom CSS or SASS in your active WordPress them. Either way, the default styling and color selections are an excellent foundation for your site’s design.


In the Display tab for Simmer Pro settings, you can change the background color, border, and shadow color of recipes using the highlight color. The text color can also be changed.


You can disable the default styles added to the recipe front-end. This will allow you to develop custom recipe styles in your WordPress theme or child-theme via CSS from scratch.

List Heading

The list heading to be displayed before ingredients or instructions can be further customized to fit your specific use-case.

For example, a site that uses this plugin for DIY at-home experiments for kids could change the List Heading for Ingredients to “Supplies,” and the Instructions to “Method.”

Sites that use regional language differences besides the default language for this plugin (American English) can use this heading to customize the text. Simmer is already translated into over 180+ languages, so you will always get the correctly translated label for your ingredient measurements, too.

Show Units As

Other settings for display include abbreviated or full names for measurements.


Simmer builds two ways your recipes can be distributed through your site. Individually, embedded in content with shortcodes, or connected to posts or pages.


Archive base

The archive base is set to a default of This is the central library where all of your recipes can be filtered by your visitors.

Single recipe base

When a recipe title is clicked or selected, the single recipe base address is used to create the first half of your unique recipe web address. This link is especially important for social sharing and other content promotion methods.

Category base

Just like the central recipe library, category pages are archive pages that provide further granularity to your recipe library. You can use categories as custom taxonomies and groupings to create a network of content for your brand.

Uninstall Settings

This section overrides the default WordPress behavior when you remove this plugin from your site. This means that you can always keep all of the data associated with your recipes if the plugin is intentionally or accidentally removed.

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