For all of you recipe lovers out there.. you’re going to be jazzed! Squidoo now has a new module. It’s specifically designed to use with recipes. Let’s take a look.
You can find the module under “all modules” and then under R ~ it’s the recipe module.
Once you’ve added it, open to edit.
You’ll need to give the module a title ~ I went with the recipe name. You can also provide a description here as well. If people can buy this recipe somewhere you might want to include a link in the description area.
Next step is the recipe stats: you know, how many people it serves, how long to prep, how long to cook. All that good stuff.
Next is the actual ingredients. They’ve created a form to fill in. One ingredient per line and if you need more lines just click the “add more items” link on the bottom left of the section.
Once you’ve added your ingredients there’s space to add your instructions. I skipped a space between each instruction… we’ll see how that comes out. You’re welcome to experiment to find the way that works best for you.
After the instructions you can add an image for your recipe. You can also link the image to another place, so if you’re selling a book with this image you will want to use your link with the image as well.
When you save the recipe your image will be shown with the stats about it right below the image. You will see bullet points for each ingredient, and if you’ve left space between the instructions, that will show up as well.
You can check out this recipe on my 7 Quart Slow Cooker Lens. You’ll see there are a couple recipes on there using the old way, and the Ropa Vieja recipe is the one using the new module.
Good luck! I’d love to see some of your recipes lenses using the new module. Feel free to come by and drop a link to your recipe lens once you’ve tried out the new module.
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