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Gary´s Cookbook is a Joomla Recipe Componet with voting, comment and print Support. Include Languages: english, german other languages are in the Languageforum to Download Documentation in the moment only in German

After 2 days i was able to get it to work. I think the problem is that there is little if no support in english
Ease of use
once you figure how to get it set up it works ok
This is the major problem.. Seems that the forum support is lacking..
very little at least in English
I used this to: food website
The idea is awesome, the execution is at least poor. In version 4.2.0 the component have serious compatibility problems with K2 maybe because they use K2 code, if you install first Gary, k2 can't install their menus, and you cant edit Garys recipes as result, you have to disable the k2 extension to edit a recipe, the code is undocumented and messy, is you are going to override in the template you are going to have hard work.

In the forum you get a mess of German and English post, and your post can be there for 3 weeks and no one answer.

If you are going to use this component and you need to override be sure that you have the skills and don't use k2 in the same installation

Nice and simple

Posted on 27 January 2014
Nice and simple extension. It works out of the box. Logo can be set own or turned off. The link to component settings in component menu would be nice.

For me it this extension very useful.

I use it on Joomla! 3.2

Great Component

Posted on 02 August 2013
I have to disagree with the below reviews as i find this to be an excellent component. It works out of the box (some language adjustments had to be made, which by the way can be made within the component)

There is a link at the bottom of the component (only 1) and that is easy enough to remove if you so wish.


Posted on 19 September 2011
Great component, works out of the box. Support is second to none too. To those that complain about the links to Gary - it's not rocket science, make a donation to the developer, he definitely deserves it!

Layout looks good but...

Posted on 15 February 2011
...garyscookbook text, links and image appears all over the component. Code is very unprofessional.

Otherwise it would be a great component.
While this component works well in most cases, it is just not suitable for most site due to "Gary's Cookbook" appearing all over the place. On the opening initial page, "Gary's Cookbook and garyscookbook appear in six places - only two of which are easily removed.

I know the developer worked hard on his extension but goodness, why put "Gary's Cookbook" in so many places.

If you place it on your site, people will be asking who is Gary and not see that it is your cookbook.
Joomla! apart from being great CMS is a powerful MVC framework, but it seems that GCB's developers haven't heard about it.

You won't find any template nor theme in the component, not even single line of HTML code (everything echoed with php functions).

Layout based on tables, GCB's footer all over and features that doesn't work.

Besides that, well done.
I have been working on a site which is intended as a directory of UK & Eire butchers (finest butcher), it occurred to me that a repository of recipes might add further interest to the site. I tentatively dabbled with a few other packages which required quite some alteration to suit my needs, I then found this extension. It’s like the advert for that well know wood preservative in the UK ‘It does what it says on the …’! Well in fact this is a very under stated component, it actually does a great deal more that I expected. That you very much for creating such a comprehensive extension, I can even suggest what the support is like as I didn’t need any assistance whatsoever. But if it’s like the component, it’ll be second to none.
For a free component, I expected something simple but this is a full-fledged Joomla component and it's very nice!

I think there's a shortage of social-type applications in the JED, especially things that are more "feminine" in nature. So this is a real find. Perfect for an online lady's club.

VERY EASY to add new recipes from the front end!

I was amazed at all the field options, which allow for comprehensive field searching if you want to use them. Such as Cost per Portion, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dietary (low calorie), and many more. So there's a lot of potential, beyond the ordinary paperback cookbook, if you want to tap that potential.

I think someone who was writing a cookbook would find this script very useful for organizing and sorting.

The interface is simple in design, so it fits right into my site without any fuss.

To customize the cookbook for your site, be sure to find the language file (en-GB.com_garyscookbook.ini) and change Gary's Cookbook to whatever you want. You may need to download eXtplorer from the JED in order to do that. It's the usual problem of file permissions (caused by the Joomla installer somehow?), and eXtplorer file manager is a real lifesaver. I use it all the time on my Joomla site: can't live without it.

Gary´s Cookbook

Gerald Berger
Last updated:
Mar 06 2024
4 months ago
Date added:
Mar 25 2009
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System


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