Updates to Well Preserved

What’s new on WellPreserved?  These days the answer is “a whole lot…”  We’ve quietly made a lot of changes in the last 10 days and wanted to walk you through them today – the majority are new tools to help you find content you’re looking for.

The first change is minor, though overdue – we have a new about page and remembered to add photos of ourselves (we are a little camera-shy!).  Writing an ‘about page’ is the trickiest of tasks; thank you to those on Twitter and Facebook who gave us some input and helped us update ‘who we are.’

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Hopefully you’ll notice that we have a new look as well.  Here’s a few advantages of the new theme:

  • You’ll see ‘breadcrumbs’ on the top of this post.  It shows you what section of the website you’re in.  For example, this article is located:
    Home » Articles and Editorial » About Well Preserved » Updates » Updates to Well Preserved

    Each level of the breadcrumb is click-able and you’ll be able to easily find other content similar to the article you’re reading.

  • Tags and categories are easily viewable on the main page.  When you are on our main/ home page, you’ll see the tag and category of each post.  A tag is similar to an item in the index in the back of the book (i.e. you can click to see all of our strawberry posts) while a category is like the chapter in the front of the book (i.e. you can click to see all of our jam recipes).
  • All posts have been updates with proper categories (and all recipes for preserving and ‘normal’ cooking have been tagged as well).
  • New social media options to share content have been added (including Pinterest)

There are also two major enhancements to our menu system:

1)  We have added an index with more than 250 items to the very top of our site.  This index is almost 100% ingredient-based.  If you’re looking for something involving ‘Leeks’, just click move your mouse over the ‘Le’ above our banner and you’ll find ‘Leeks.’  This menu is experimental – we’d love to hear your feedback (constructive and otherwise!)

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2) We’ve added a menu to help you find all of our preserving and ‘normal’ cooking recipes; located under our banner you will now see a menu for “Preserving” and another for “Cooking.”  The preserving section also includes links to our ‘fundamentals’ sections for each style – if you’re looking to increase your general knowledge on a specific area of food preservation, these are great places to start.

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Our “Find Stuff” menu still works – there you will find a deeper dive into the site including a complete site map where you’ll find all of our content!

We’re always trying to improve the experience here – what do you think of the changes?  What else would you like to see?


  1. dixiebelle/ bec says:

    Good work!

  2. Wonderful and it was nice meeting you and Dana and the group last night. I can’t wait to do my 1st preserve, you all are so inspiring. Just making a list of all the things I need to buy from Canadian Tire.

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