Help/FAQ - Membership Information

Why become a member of Allrecipes?

By becoming a member of the Allrecipes Community you can save and organize your favorite recipes, create shopping lists, and get time-saving cooking tips from our newsletters. And it’s FREE.

  • Just click here to sign up.
  • We’ll take you through the steps to set up your FREE membership.
  • If you want more features, you can get them by becoming an Allrecipes Pro. To learn more about the advanced features of being an Allrecipes Pro, go here.


What types of memberships does Allrecipes offer?

You can become a member of Allrecipes in two ways:

  • Free Member. Allrecipes is FREE. When you register, you get a FREE Recipe Box and full access to all the recipes on Allrecipes. You also get FREE newsletters and FREE email alerts.
  • Allrecipes Pro. For a small price, you can get more as an Allrecipes Pro. Features include access to Menu Planner, custom print options, ability to customize and save recipes, your own blog, your own custom URL (so you can send everyone directly to YOUR page), Kitchen View (see the full recipe on ONE screen), and Nutrition Search (search for recipes using nutritional criteria you set). To learn more, go here.

What are the benefits of becoming an Allrecipes Pro?

Allrecipes is free. And as a Free Member, you get a lot! But Allrecipes Pros get even more. Here’s the lineup of cool features:

  • Menu Planner. Create a menu for a day, an event, or a whole week or month! Allrecipes has also created more than 1,000 menus, ready for you to use and customize. Menu planner will also build your shopping list and calculate the nutritional information for Allrecipes personal menus.
  • Custom print options. Choose the recipe card size, background colors, and type size. You can even add reviews (like how much everyone loved this recipe).
  • Recipes your way. Take existing recipes, edit them, and save them as your own. Change ingredients, modify directions, make notes, and save it.
  • Your own blog. Make it personal—and become an Allrecipes celeb when you mix it up and dish it out online.
  • Your own URL. As an Allrecipes Pro, you get your own custom URL to send to family and friends. Plus, you get an Allrecipes Pro icon next to your username!
  • Nutrition Search. Search for recipes using Calorie, Fat, Carbohydrate, Protein, Cholesterol, or Sodium criteria.
  • Kitchen View. Our Kitchen View lets you see the full recipe on one screen (no more scrolling!), or step-by-step directions in a few easy clicks. It also includes a built-in timer!

Your photos, your recipes, your blog, your own address. That’s what being an Allrecipes Pro is all about. For a small price, you can go Pro.


I want to be an Allrecipes Pro! What are my options?

Pros get more! You can sign up for the membership that fits your needs!


What happens when Allrecipes Pro expires?

Allrecipes Pros will automatically renew for the length of time originally purchased (e.g. if you went Pro for a six-month term, you will be automatically renewed every six months). In order to continue enjoying your Pro features uninterrupted, you don’t have to do a thing.

If you᾿d prefer to manually renew, it’s easy to turn off auto-renew in your Account Settings—do it now.

Note: If you received Allrecipes Pro as a gift, your Pro term will not automatically renew, but going Pro is simple enough—do it now.

Want to see when Pro expires and/or view your Account Settings? You can do that here (you must be logged in to view this page).


How do I get FREE Newsletters and Email Alerts?

As a member of Allrecipes, you get FREE access to our newsletters and email alerts (such as when new recipes are published on the site). Click here to join the Allrecipes Community. Then follow the easy prompts to set up your membership and select the newsletters and/or email alerts you want. You have total control: get them all, pick and choose, or receive none. You’re in total control and at any time, you can change your preferences.


How often will I get Allrecipes emails?

You decide! If you sign up to receive email alerts, you’ll find them in your mailbox based on the frequency you requested—either daily or weekly. But don’t be alarmed if you don’t get a scheduled alert—it just might be there are no new bread or low-carb recipe submissions (or whatever cooking topics you signed up for). That means you’ll get emails up to once a day—or up to once a week—depending on the frequency you choose. Don’t forget you can change your preferences at any time. Just go to the manage email page.


How do I open my Recipe Box?

You can access your Recipe Box from any page. Simply click the Recipe Box link in the gray toolbar. It will either prompt you to log in or take you directly to your Recipe Box.


Can Allrecipes remember me from visit to visit?

Yes! Your Recipe Box can remember your login information. To do this, your computer must be set to allow cookies from Allrecipes. To have Allrecipes remember you, click on the Remember Me box below the login field.


Oh no! I forgot my login information! What do I do?

Don’t worry. It happens all the time. If you forget your login information, just click on the Sign In link in the gray toolbar and then Forgot password? in the log in box. Enter your email address into the box provided and click on Send Me My Info. Your login information will be sent automatically (and confidentially) to that address. If you don’t remember the email address associated with your membership, contact us at Customer Service here.


How do I change my email address?

You can change your email address by following the Account link on the My Allrecipes homepage, or by clicking here.


How do I change my display name?

It’s easy! In fact, you can change your display name, password, and other account information by first logging in, clicking on your user name in the gray toolbar, then on the My Allrecipes link. This will take you to the My Allrecipes homepage where you can click on the Account link at the top of the page. When you’re done, be sure to click the Save Changes button.


What’s the difference between User Name and Display Name?

Your User Name is for login purposes only and is not displayed on the site anywhere. Your Display Name is what will appear to the Allrecipes community on any content you have created, including recipes, reviews, Recipe Buzz posts, and on your profile page.


Should I use User Name or Email to log into the site?

It depends on when you became an Allrecipes member. If you have signed in with a User Name in the past you can continue to do so. If you joined the site after early 2009, you will need to use your email address to log in. If you aren’t sure or forgot your login info, you can always click on the Sign In link in the toolbar, then click on Forgot password? in the sign in box.


I do not live in the United States, how do I become a member?

You can join Allrecipes if you don’t live in the United States! Create your FREE membership by clicking on the Join for FREE link at the top of any Allrecipes page (please use the zip code 98101), or click here.

If you’d like to go Pro, please click please click here and fill out the registration form.

Please note: we will be unable to ship any “Free Gift with Purchase” offers to countries other than the U.S. or Canada. All prices are in U.S. Dollars.

Please contact with any other questions regarding International memberships.


How do I create my Profile Link as an Allrecipes Pro?

To set up your Profile Link:

  1. If you are signed in, click on your user name in the gray toolbar. If you are not signed in, click on Sign In to do so.
  2. Click on My Allrecipes in the dropdown menu.
  3. Select one of the two Profile Link suggestions or create your own.

To create your Profile Link, please use a combination of the following characters: a-z (link is not case-sensitive), 0-9, a dash (-), or an underscore (_). Profile Link’s must be between 1 and 255 characters and include at least one letter, but may not include spaces, punctuation, or profanity. This link will be searchable across the internet, so we recommend using something other than your full name. Also, please note that once you create your link, you cannot change it.


How do I change the name of my Blog?

As an Allrecipes Pro you automatically get your own blog (plus other cool features)!

To change the name of your blog:

  1. If you are signed in, click on your user name in the gray toolbar. If you are not signed in, click on Sign In to do so.
  2. Click on My Allrecipes in the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on the Account link in the Settings section.
  4. Enter the new name of your blog in the Blog Name field at the bottom of the page, and click on Update Blog Name to save your changes.
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