The editor is very easy to use but there are certain things you should understand in order for you and your readers to get the most out of CooklyBookly.

Link to content

This allows you to link to another piece of CooklyBookly content. After clicking on the icon you will be shown a chooser that lets you select a recipe, technique, blog post or gallery image. The link will appear as a highlighted, underlined piece of text.

Inserting images and videos

Unit Conversion

Headings and normal text

Creating content

The Gallery is where you upload and store your photo and video media. You can find it by clicking on your avatar in the top right corner.

Uploading media

You can upload media by:

Naming media correctly

Automatic downscaling

CooklyBookly will downscale your photos and videos to an appropriate size. 

Media details

Inserting media from the gallery

Inserting a thumbnail image

insert thumbnail

Inserting a theme image

Inserting media within content 

Adding a YouTube video to the Gallery 

Once you have created your account you should set up your profile. To access the settings editor, click your avatar in the top right corner and select Edit Profile

General

Units of measurement 

This indicates whether you will be working with US or metric units by default.

Password

This is where you can update your password.

Social 

You can specify your Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Twitter pages, as well as your website. These will be displayed to visitors when they see your content.

About you

Provide some words about yourself. This text, along with your avatar image and your social media channels will appear on your profile page.

Profile page header 

Other settings

To access your Insights, click your avatar in the top right corner and select Insights

You have access to the following reports:

Usage

Terminology 

Where do I find the guides?

The best place to start is Jemma's Food Photography Guide, which is a CooklyBookly collection.

How can I contact Jemma directly?

If you want to speak to Jemma about her courses, webinars or you want professional photography for a book, visit www.jemmawatts.com.

Our recipes are very powerful. And they look beautiful. In fact they can look the way you want them to. Below are some examples of the exact same recipe but shown using different themes.

Requesting a customised theme

In addition to our standard themes, we have a collection of 10 themes, which can be customised to reflect your style and brand. You can customise the following: 

Step 1: select your theme

Click here to view the collection. You can use the Index button and/or the arrows at the top to navigate the collection.

Step 2: choose your color(s)

Use this helpful color picker tool to select your color(s). Some themes only require one color, others more. Be sure to make a note of the HEX codes of your colors.

Step 3: pick your fonts 

CooklyBookly supports Google and Adobe fonts. 

If you are happy the fonts you see in your selected theme, we will use those. If you would like a font change, please specify the fonts you like. 

If you see a font in another theme that you like, please specify the theme and we will use those.

Step 4: submit your theme brief

Kindly email your theme brief to at support@cooklybookly.com in the following format:

E.g.: 

Important notes:

Requesting a bespoke theme

For selected authors, we can design and create bespoke themes to perfectly match your brand guidelines. Your content won’t look like anyone else’s.

You can request a bespoke theme by contacting us through our chat window or emailing support@cooklybookly.com. Just let us know you are looking for a bespoke theme and we'll get in touch.

To upload a recipe, you must first create a free user account. To do this, click Login in the top right of the menu bar then click Sign Up.

Jump to video

General settings

Ingredients

Sub-recipes

Method

Numbered lists

Inserting media

Important editor features

Previewing and publishing

Click here to browse through some of our creators’ recipes.

Using the Gallery

We recommend you now read our post on how to use the Gallery, where you can manage your videos and images. Click here to find it.

To upload a video, you must first create a free user account. To do this, click Login in the top right of the menu bar then click Sign Up.

From your computer

From your smartphone or tablet

Video upload requirements 

Video format

CooklyBookly supports MP4 and MOV file formats. 

Video Resolution and Size

Video thumbnail size 

Click here to browse through some of our creators’ videos.

To upload a blog post, you must first create a free user account. To do this, click Login in the top right of the menu bar then click Sign Up.

General

Content

Inserting images and videos 

Other features

Previewing and publishing

Click here to browse through some of our creators’ blog posts.

To upload a technique, you must first create a free user account. To do this, click Login in the top right of the menu bar then click Sign Up.

General

Content

Numbered lists

Inserting images and videos

How to insert video time links 

Other features

Previewing and publishing

Click here to browse through some of our creators’ techniques.

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