Last Updated on January 26, 2023 by Ellen
Wondering how to add a Yummly button to your recipes? Find out how to add Yummly to WordPress so you have a Yum button on your post.
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How to Add a Yummly Button to Your Recipes
Posting recipes on your blog can be a great source of traffic from Pinterest and from other recipe-sharing sites like Yummly. To encourage people to share your recipes, you need to have the share buttons on each of your recipes. In some cases, it’s as easy as adding a plugin. In some cases, it’s not.
To add a Yummly button to my recipes on Confessions of an Overworked Mom, I was given 3 choices:
- Add a sharing plugin that had Yummly as an option.
- Add the Yummly recipe plugin
- Edit the coding of my website to add the Yummly button manually.
In my case, on Confessions of an Overworked Mom, my share buttons were hardcoded into my site by my designer – who is no longer doing blog work. I didn’t want to add a sharing plugin since I already have share buttons coded into my site. I use Easy Recipe Plus for my recipes and I like it. It works well and I’m familiar with it. I don’t want to remove that and add the Yummly recipe plugin. I tend to hesitate when it comes to adding any new plugins because you never know what type of compatibility issues you may have.
So, I have talked about my dislike of editing coding in any way at all in the past. One misplaced comma or parenthesis and you could destroy your site. For someone with very little technical knowledge, that’s not something I ever touch. Thankfully, with the Genesis Theme, you can use the Simple Hooks Plugin to add code to your site without editing the actual code. With a little bit of trial and error, I figured out how to add just a Yummly button to your recipes.
The main problem that I had was that when I added the Yummly button HTML to Simple Hooks, not only did it show up on my post, it also showed up on my home page – where I did not want it. By using a PHP conditional tag, I figured out how to tell WordPress to ONLY show the Yummy button on the post – not the homepage.
How to get a yum button
This is what I did to have it show ONLY on my blog posts.
- Log into your WordPress blog.
- On the left-hand side, hover over “Genesis”
- Then click on “Simple Hooks”
- Scroll down and look for the “Genesis_after_post_title” hook
- Copy this code into the hook above.
- Click the box that says “Execute PHP on this hook”
Note that this method should work on Self Hosted WordPress Blogs that use Genesis Simple Hooks. If you use another platform or cannot use Simple Hooks, you may need to try one of the other methods.
** As a note, a friend with Simple Hooks did not have the “Genesis_after_post_title” hook and instead added it to her “Genesis_entry_header” hook. I have not tested that but it worked for her.
How to add recipes to Yummly
Create an account. Use the Yum button on your blog to add each recipe. Using the Yummly bookmarklet is also an option. The Yummly extension will work with Chrome.
If you have any issues at all, you can contact Yummly support.
Now that you have your own Yummly buttons, make sure you check out my Yummly!
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24 thoughts on “How to Add a Yummly Button to Your Recipes”
I never knew about Yummly. I need to check this out.
It can be a great source of traffic, Tara!
Thanks! I was wondering how to do this, too.
Glad to help, Gena!
Thank you so much that was very easy to follow!
Glad to share!
This was very helpful. Thanks Ellen!
You are very welcome!
Ellen, thank you for your tutorial, but I can’t see the “Simple hooks” after I hover over “genesis”.
I can only see “Theme settings”, “Import/Export”, “Latest tweets” & “Slider Settings”.
I have Genesis, Foodie Pro theme – would this have anything to do with it?
Hi Justyna – If your Genesis version doesn’t include the Simple Hooks, try adding the plugin here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-simple-hooks/
I hope that helps!
Thanks for this turorial!
Glad to share. Thanks for stopping by!
Glad to help!
This was so easy to follow and implement the button on my site quickly!
Thank you so much for creating this how-to!!!
Glad to help, Lauren!
Thanks for this. It was so easy, I didn’t know about simple hooks. I now have a shiny new yum! button on my recipes.
Glad to help!
I have installed the plugin but as I am scrolling through the hooks- I don’t see the one you have mentioned. Could it have been renamed something else? Thanks!
Not that I’m aware of. There could be a variation depending on your theme settings?
Helped me. Thanks much
You’re very welcome!
Thanks for this tutorial Ellen! Very helpful.
Glad to help!
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