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How to Start a Group Collection to Share Your Recipes

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What’s the best way to collect recipes from family and friends?

Creating a recipe collection on Cookbook Create is a great way to organize your favorite recipes all in one place. But what if you want to gather those winning book club recipes or your family favorites? A Group Collection can help you collect recipes from anyone you want. You and your invited contributors will be able to save recipes and to turn them into the perfect gift–a perfectly personal cookbook.

How to Invite Contributors to a Group Collection

With a Group Collection, you can invite contributors to add recipes to a collection you’ve started. Simply add them by email on the collections settings page.

  1. Start by going to your collection page. Click the settings wheel located in the upper right-hand corner of the collections page.cookbook-create-group-collection-main-page
  2. Make sure you set Who can view this collection? to Community because only community collections can invite contributors.cookbook-create-group-collections-settings
  3. In the section titled Invite contributors, type the email address of the person you would like to invite to add and save recipes to this collection. Click the Invite button. You will see a notification that your invitation has been sent. Once invited, their names will display in the “Manage Contributors” section, and they will be sent an email inviting them to join your collection. When they accept the invitation, they will be able to add recipes and remove recipes to this collection. The collection will appear under their “My Stuff” section on their profile page.                        cookbook-create-group-collection-contributors
  4. You can resend or un-invite a contributor by clicking the Resend or Un-invite buttons in the Manage Contributors.

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