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Food Blogger Web Design – Recipe Blogger Theme for WordPress

If your food blog is looking a bit tired or outdated, you may be in the market for a new design. Recipe Blogger Theme for WordPress might be a solution for you. This guide will teach you how to set up the Food Blogger WordPress Theme. If you want it all built for you, consider our Food Blogger System or Foodie Website system.

Video Tutorial

Get WordPress

If you are building your website from the ground up and need to get your WordPress set up first, I suggest WP Engine for your WordPress platform and host.

You can learn how to do that in this How-To Blog article.

Paul and Jeff at Ballen Brands can also build this for you.

Theme Installation

Recipe Blogger is a child theme of the Genesis Framework. Many of the themes I demonstrate can be found at studio press and are child themes of Genesis, although sometimes built by a 3rd party.

Studiopress offers a comprehensive suite of themes that you can buy in one bundle and use later. This is what I chose for my business since I build many niche websites.

In most cases, when you buy the child theme, you get the Genesis framework as well.

Make sure your WordPress Genesis is updated to 3.0 or newer.

steps to Install The Recipe Blogger Theme

  1. Purchase the Recipe Blogger Theme
  2. Access both the Genesis and theme .zip files from the confirmation page or email
  3. Do not unzip the files
  4. Upload the genesis framework [Appearance, Themes, Add New, Upload Theme, Activate
  5. Next, follow the same steps with the Recipe Blogger file.
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Starter Pack


WordPress Plugins add functionality to a website. Many themes use WordPress Plugins that they didn’t create.

This is fine as long as they are tested with the theme and are kept updated. Some are “freemium” meaning free to a certain level and then you would need to pay to upgrade.

Here are the themes suggested by the makers of Recipe Blogger. They are not required to use them, but they will be used in the demo.

One-Click Install with adding them, and you can activate them or remove them.

Additional Plugins I Use

  • Social Snap [Enhanced Social Sharing Tools including Pinterest]
  • Thirsty Affiliates [Auto Link affiliate links]
  • [Internal Linking Tool]
  • SEOPress [SEO Best Practices and Redirects]
  • TOC + [Table of Contents Creator]

Genesis Enews Extended

Pages Installed

Along with 10 sample blog posts and a few categories, there are 6 pages included in the one-click install. You’ll need to edit these or remove them as desired.

  • Homepage
  • Recipe Index
  • landing page
  • Gutenberg Optimized Page
  • About
  • Contact

Site Identity

This area is for your website title and logo.

You have the choice of using styled text for your website title with a tagline or you can upload a logo image. The suggested size of a logo is 600 x 160 pixels.

You’ll have the ability to crap your image after loading, yet you could lose important areas of the logo if it isn’t sized correctly.

To create a logo, I like to use Canva. Click Create a Design -> Custom Dimensions -> 600 x 160. Drop-in an image placeholder or begin designing from scratch.

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I also really like the brand kits from Ladyboss Studios that include site logos where you can simply change the text and retain the image.

Genesis eNews Extended

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