Migrating from Cooked Classic

If you purchased Cooked Classic (CodeCanyon) or Basil (ThemeForest), you are eligible for a free Cooked Pro license. Cooked Pro has replaced Cooked Classic, so you will want to get the upgrade if you want to keep getting updates and bug fixes. This guide will help you get your free copy and get it installed.


  1. The new standard version of Cooked is now free, available on WordPress.org: https://wordpress.org/plugins/cooked/
  2. Download that and then head over to https://cooked.pro/get-cooked/
  3. Click the "Purchase" button under the "PRO" table. This will redirect you to the checkout screen.
  4. At the top of this screen, you will see a green box with a button to "Connect with Envato".
  5. Click that button and sign in using your Envato credentials (this is handled through Envato's servers).
  6. Once you sign in and accept the connection, you will be redirected back to the checkout page.
  7. If you've purchased Cooked or Basil in the past, the discount will be automatically applied. Just checkout and you're done!


  1. Head over to your website and deactivate the old Cooked Classic plugin.
  2. Now delete the Cooked Classic plugin.
  3. You will see the "Recipes" section on the left disappear but rest assured; your recipes are still there!
  4. Now you can install the new free version of Cooked you downloaded from WordPress.org.
  5. Once installed and activated, you can now install the Cooked Pro plugin.
  6. Install and activate Cooked Pro.
  7. You should see a message to enter your license code. Do that now by clicking the link in that message, or by going to Recipes > Settings and then to the License tab.
    1. Your license should have been emailed to you when you "purchased" it from the store.
    2. If you did not get a license emailed, let me know.
  8. You're all set, now you can go through the Cooked Documentation to get things all set up.


  1. Your recipes will all still be there, but the template system has completely changed to a shortcode-based system. Please read the documentation on that here: http://docs.cooked.pro/article/14-create-a-recipe
  2. You should load up each of your recipes in the editor and just simply "Update" them. This will bring them up to the current version of Cooked and keep things clean for future updates. This also will speed up the pagination and loading times for recipes.


If you have any more questions regarding this transition, please  shoot me an email and let me know. Thanks!