How to Use Yummly: a tutorial on how to sign up and add recipes to Yummly
I’ve been using the site Yummly for a little while now, and really like it. It’s easy to add recipes to their site using their bookmarklet, and it’s a great way to find new recipes. I’ve seen other bloggers have questions about Yummly, so I thought I’d do a tutorial on some basics of how to add a recipe to their site. So, this post is a guide on how to add recipes (whether they’re yours as a blogger, or someone else’s) to Yummly. For more info on how to set up to see suggested recipes & configure your preferences go here or here.
To sign up for the 1st time. Go to their website, and create an account using the green box on the right of the site.
Choose how you want to sign up, then fill in the appropriate blanks.
Make sure to fill out your profile; you’ll find it on the right side with the drop down box under your name. Once you complete your profile it’ll show all of your social media links as well.
If you’re missing a profile picture, you can fill out this form to request one.
After completing the sign up procedure, you’ll want to install the bookmarklet on your browser. Find the bookmarklet under the + in the upper right of the site. They have some more detailed instructions on the bookmarklet here, but if you’ve installed other bookmarklets, it’s really easy.
Now the fun part! When you’re on a website or blog and you find a recipe you like, you can, YUM that recipe by hitting the Yum bookmarklet button on your browser. It opens a pop-up window (with a funny quote by Julia Childs), adds the recipe to your recipe box, and then tells you it’s complete. You can then view that recipe and categorize it by adding it to a collection (like Dinner, Breakfast, Soup, Salad, etc), or simply close the pop-up window. (Bloggers: When you use the yum bookmarklet to Yum a recipe, it only pulls the ingredients, but directs the user to your site for the instructions. That’s just like a rich pin on Pinterest. So, publish the full recipe from your blog first. Then yum it with the bookmarklet.)
Add a Recipe to a Collection
To add the recipe to a collection, click View Recipe Box, click on the Yum button on the recipe you’d like to categorize, and choose the appropriate collection by clicking the box in front of the collection name.
Click on the Collections tab at the top of your profile to see all your collections. You can also create a new collection using the box on the left.
Adding a Yum Button
If you’re a blogger they also have a Yum button that you can add to your site. Right now Shareaholic has the Yum option, but many other share plugins don’t offer it yet. To add your own, scroll down to the bottom of the Yummly site (probably easiest to do when you’re on your profile page) until you see the bottom footer.
Go to Goodies and Tools under Recipe Tools (I have it highlighted in the screen shot above). That will open up the Goodie and Tools page. Click Get the Button under Yum Button.
Now you’re on the Add the Yum Button page. Copy the code and paste it into your post. There are some detailed instructions for Blogger, WordPress, and plugins here and here.
I’ve added the Yum Button below so you can see what it looks like. Though you probably don’t want to Yum this post because it isn’t a recipe.
Join my mailing list to receive the latest recipes FREE to your inbox!
This is awesome Debi, just started Yummly last week, so helpful! Nettie
I’ve always wondered how to use this. Thanks so much!
Jessica, since this is simple code, yes, this one gets installed on each post. I’ve looked in the WordPress plugins and I don’t see anything that’s good for every post (yet). I contacted ShareThis, which is the plugin I use, and asked them to add it. They are looking into it. So, for now, this is all I see. I’ll keep you posted if I see anything else in the future.
Shelley from Yummly here. I saw a few questions about adding the Yum button. You can add it to your blog’s post page template so that it shows up on every post. We are also available via Shareaholic, AddToAny, and Simple share buttons. See more here: https://help.yummly.com/hc/en-us/articles/203700910-How-to-Add-the-Yum-Button-to-your-site
Also, fantastic tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing, Debi!
Thanks! I appreciate the comment as well as the help!
Thanks so much for sharing this, Debi!
Hi!!! I posted two recipes but I don’t see them and also my page!! I don’t know why??? I have to wait for something before to have my page???? Thanks a lot.
Hi Gloria, I have had some that didn’t show up correctly, but not any that didn’t show up at all. I’d suggest contacting them, they have been really nice and very helpful each time I’ve done so. Their support & contact info is at the bottom of the home page. Here’s the link: http://www.yummly.com/contact-yummly/
I’m sure they’ll be able to help you with that.
Thanks a lot Debi!!! You are very kind….grazie! 😀
My friend asked me “how to grow his food business” in order to increasing sales, i suggest him to create a blog to show people about what they made and how, so before i suggest Yummly to my friend can you help me to know if it’s helpful for him.
James, each blog will have a different audience, and therefore will use different social media. Your friend will need to create a blog and test out what works for the readers and what doesn’t.