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Cooking Key


A food bloggers dream come true!

Cooking Key adds cooking method icons to your recipe posts by integrating with your categories and tags. It provides users with a quick and simple visual of the key cooking methods of the recipes on your site!

Cooking Key is a plugin for WordPress. Cooking Key pulls the information that’s already part of your site from your categories and tags and adds a visual icon at the top of your post!

Cooking Method Icons

Place cooking icons above your posts and on your sidebar to help your users navigate your site.

  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Slow Cooker
  • Stovetop
  • Air Fryer [Premium]
  • Food Processor [Premium]
  • Microwave [Premium]
  • Mixer [Premium]
  • Instant Pot [Premium]
  • Crockpot [Premium]
  • Pressure Cooker [Premium]

Note: some features are Premium. Which means you need Cooking Key Premium to unlock those features. You can get Cooking Key Premium here!


The Cooking Key team does not always provide active support for the Cooking Key plugin on the forums, as we prioritize our email support. One-on-one email support is available to people who bought Cooking Key Premium only.

Note that Cooking Key Premium also has several extra features too, including Genesis Foodie Pro integration, additional dietary icons like Instant Pot and Air Fryer, as well as, Sidebar title customization.


  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Recipe Key’
  3. Activate Cooking Key from your Plugins page.
  4. See the After Activation area below.


  1. Upload the cooking key folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the Cooking Key plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. See the After Activation area below.


  1. Review how Cooking Key see’s your categories and tags under Settings > Cooking Key.
  2. Go through and add/modify the categories and tags you want for your site. Recipe Key will automatically find them.
  3. You’re done!

Cooking Key Walkthrough


I’ve Installed The Plugin Now What?

If you don’t already have category and/or tags, it’s time to add them. For example, add the tag ‘Slow Cooker’ and tag a few posts as slow cooker for the icon to show up.

Icons aren’t showing up, why?

Use the Cooking Key admin page under the admin dashboard > settings to see why Cooking Key isn’t picking up the associated tags or categories.

Can I change recipe key icon color?

Yes! You can use CSS to change the color of your icon. (For example: .cooking-key-icon { color:orange;} ). Get more info at


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v0.1.0 – 4/20/19
Tweak: CSS to align better with Recipe Key.

v0.1.0 – 4/20/19
– Cooking Key creation.