Frequently Asked Questions

Is the RecipeHive site really FREE?

What web browsers are supported?

How do I add recipes to my account?

How do I tag my recipes?

I’m having problems logging in.

How do I change my password?

Are the recipes I store on RecipeHive private?

How can I make it so my name is not visible.


Is the RecipeHive site really FREE?

Anyone can sign up for a FREE Account. Free accounts have a storage limit of 50 recipes, and they will see advertising on the site. At anytime you can upgrade to a Member Account. Member’s have no recipe limit and can enjoy the site without any advertising.

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What web browsers and devices are supported?

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari web browsers are all supported. We strongly encourage you to install the most current version of your web browser software, this is for your safety and so that our users can enjoy the latest features. At this time we don’t offer a phone app, however you can enjoy our site on tablets or smart phones by using your device’s web browser. Our site requires that you have cookies enabled and that you allow JavaScript.

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How do I add recipes to my account?

There are two methods for users to add recipes to their collection. The easiest method is to use our Clip It tool.

Clip It Tool
Install our handy “Clip It” bookmark tool to easily clip recipes from many of the popular recipes sites like: Food Network, Epicurious, Food and Wine, or Bon Appétit. Just click the button to import into your online collection. List of supported sites.

When you are on a web site with a recipe you want, just click your “Clip It” bookmarklet. Within seconds the recipe will be imported into your RecipeHive account. It couldn’t be easier!

Get the Clip It tool!

Enter a Recipe by Hand
Sometimes there are websites where a recipe can’t be imported, or you may have a printed recipe card that you want to enter into your collection.

In the main menu under “My Recipe Box” select the “Add a Recipe” option. A blank recipe page will open up. Just fill in the required fields (title, ingredients, and instructions), and any optional fields you would like. Then, click the “Save” button and your recipe is now saved to your collection.

To add a photo to your recipe click the “Add a Photo” button. Next, click the “Choose File” button. Navigate to where your photo is stored on your computer. Select it and then click the “Open” button. Click the “Upload” button, and your recipe now has a picture. (Files must be .jpg .gif or .png and under 1MB)

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How do I tag my recipes?

Tagging recipes is a powerful tool to help you organize and find your recipes. To add a tag open up your recipe. On the right hand side under the heading “Tags” click inside the field box. Type the name of the tag you want to give your recipe, recipes can have more than one tag. For example, if the recipe was Spaghetti and Meatballs you may want to add the tags “Italian”, “Entree”, “Pasta”, and/or “Meatballs”. Enter only one tag at a time and then click the “Add Tag” button. You will see your new tag display in your recipe. The tags are linked to all other recipes that also have that tag. So, next time you’re in the mood for pasta just click your “Pasta” tag and all your recipes that share that tag will be selected for your viewing.

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I’m having problems logging in.

Do you have an account?
You must have an account with us in order to use the features of this site. Accounts are free, unless you want to upgrade to a Member Account. To create a free account visit our Register Page.

I forgot my password
If you can’t remember your password go to out Lost Password page. You will be asked to enter your Username or Email Address. Click “Get New Password”, and after a short while your new password will be emailed to you.

I keep getting redirected to the Log In page
This usually happens if your web browser isn’t accepting cookies. You have to have cookies enabled to use our website. Please follow the instructions to enable cookies.

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How do I change my password?

In the main menu under “My Account” select the “Edit My Profile” option. This page will allow you to change your password. You will be asked to type the new password twice. On this page you can also add a profile picture of yourself, update your bio, or change how your name is displayed on the site. When you are done making edits click the “Update Profile” button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

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Are the recipes I store on RecipeHive private?

Yes, all your recipes that are stored in your free/member account are visible only to you. RecipeHive will never share these recipes with anyone. However, if you want to, we encourage you to share a recipe with a friend or to share your recipe with other RecipeHive users by posting your recipe on our blog. Recipes posted on the RecipeHive blog are visible to the public and these posts can no longer be edited by yourself once shared. However, you will still have your own private version of your shared recipe that you can edit within your account.

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How can I make it so my name is not visible?

Your name is only visible if you post a recipe to the shared blog, or you post a comment on a blog post. You can change what is displayed by editing your profile. Under the “Name” section you have options to enter your First Name, Last Name, and Nickname. Next, go to the “Display name publicly as” field and select how you want to be know publicly on the site. If you don’t want to be know by your real name you could select Nickname for this field.

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