Recipe Hubs

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (19 posts)
  1. CatherineGiordano profile image97
    CatherineGiordanoposted 4 years ago

    I'm completing my second recipe hub.  Why can't we use more than one recipe capsule per hub? I could have used three.  One for the pie rust, one for the cranberry-cherry filling, and one for the walnut crunch topping.

    1. colorfulone profile image84
      colorfuloneposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I am glad you asked this question, because I was thinking about creating some recipe hubs just this morning. I browsed some of the top recipe hubs just to try to get a feel for how to. 

      Reading @CuAllaidh comment below. I would suggest adding the other recipes in each recipe hub in a group, or text links.

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image97
        CatherineGiordanoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yes I could create a new hub for the crumble topping, but the second hub would be very short and omitting the second recipe would make my initial hub too short as well.  Using a text capsule solves the problem very well.  The viewer can't see the difference.  I just didn't understand why only one recipe capsule per hub. Now I understand it is so google will pick up recipe info. If there were two recipe capsules, I'm guessing google wouldn't know which to use..

        1. SmartAndFun profile image94
          SmartAndFunposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          As a reader, I think I would be annoyed at having to jump from page to page to finish making the recipe, especially since HubPages does not allow users to open a new window when they click on a link. As a cook and/or a reader, I would prefer having the entire recipe open on one page.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Catherine,
      Have you tried it? Did you try using extra text capsules instead?

  2. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    Before the recipe capsule was invented (which is a recent modification), everyone used text capsules.  There's nothing stopping you from adding all the recipes to make a complex dish in one Hub if you want.

    1. CuAllaidh profile image83
      CuAllaidhposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes but the one recipe capsule limit is still an issue without any logical reason for the limit. I agree that having more than one recipe on a page is often a good thing.

    2. CatherineGiordano profile image97
      CatherineGiordanoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I know I can just use a text capsule which is what I did, but why have a recipe capsule if it can't be used consistently?

  3. Sed-me profile image81
    Sed-meposted 4 years ago

    You know what bugs me about recipe capsules? It lets you post like 5 ingredients, then you have to start adding an additional ingredient ... thingy.... trying not to get too technical.

    If you have a lot of ingredients, it becomes kind of a lengthy process. It'd be cool if you could fill in a blank telling it how many you needed... or add 5 at a time...

  4. Ramkitten2000 profile image96
    Ramkitten2000posted 4 years ago

    Hm ... that's odd. I have a hub with multiple recipe capsules in it.

    Is that because it came over from Squidoo that way? I don't remember if I added them after the fact or if the hub was like that when it was transferred, but I've edited it multiple times, and I know I've had to edit recipe capsules.

    I know I have another hub that has at least two recipe capsules, and I could swear that I added the second one after the transfer. Once I added the rating thingy -- the star capsule -- to the first one, I THINK I was then able to add the second.

    Then again, I haven't started a recipe hub from scratch here, so I'm not sure.

    1. profile image0
      bobtyndallposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Any recipe lens that came over will have all the recipes in it but they aren't hub modules, they are text modules.

      1. Ramkitten2000 profile image96
        Ramkitten2000posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        In edit mode, in the hub I was referring to, the top part of each recipe does say "text" but the capsules below say "ingredients" and then "instructions."  In other words, there are several groups of these "text - ingredients - instructions -cook time" capsules.

  5. SmartAndFun profile image94
    SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

    I agree it would be convenient and would also make sense to be able to add more than one recipe capsule per recipe hub. This is something that was asked for by many members back when the recipe template was introduced. For whatever reason, admin chose not to make that change to the recipe template. Maybe it is time to revisit this request.

    Something else I would like to see would be an easy way to re-order the ingredients. I like to list my ingredients in order that they are needed in the recipe, and when I make a mistake in their order on the ingredients list, it is a pain in the you-know-what to reorder them.

    1. CatherineGiordano profile image97
      CatherineGiordanoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. In my case I wanted to add an instruction to the middle of the list.  I couldn't do it so I had to tag it on to an existing instruction even thought I thought it was better as a stand-alone instruction.  I guess I could have just redone the entire list by cutting and pasting, but I had spent hours and hours doing the hub and just didn't want to put in the extra time.

  6. colorfulone profile image84
    colorfuloneposted 4 years ago

    This is interesting in the Learning Center about the Recipe Capsules http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Recipe-Hub-tips

    "If you only enter your recipe information into normal capsules, searchers will only see your recipe Hub’s title and summary clip in search results. If, however, you enter your information into Recipe Capsules, searchers may also see a photo, your recipe’s star rating, you’re recipe’s cook time, and other snippets of information that will make them more likely to click through to your Hub."

    1. CatherineGiordano profile image97
      CatherineGiordanoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info, colorfulone.  Maybe that is why there can only be one recipe capsule per hub. It makes sense now.

  7. ThompsonPen profile image78
    ThompsonPenposted 4 years ago

    I think I tried to do a recipe once, but got frustrated and gave up - though that would have been at least a couple years ago.
    However annoying as it might be, see it as an opportunity to create multiple hubs that compliment one recipe, and give links to the hubs to create each thing. You can even put a little note as to why you're doing it that way, as a sort of retaliation gateway.
    But if they're all quality recipes, then the hubs should be quality, and it'll get you good views and a larger collection of quality hubs. smile
    But I agree, it is silly that the recipe hubs are done that way.

  8. norma-holt profile image62
    norma-holtposted 4 years ago

    I want to see the pie rust, lol

    1. CatherineGiordano profile image97
      CatherineGiordanoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's my brain that is rusting. The pie has a crust.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)