Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to most commonly asked questions about WholeYum and get guide to creating an account and posting links on WholeYum.

  • What can I submit to WholeYum.com?

    You can submit original recipes, and/or photo links of healthy dishes.  When submitting a food photo link to your blog please select the link button.  When submitting a recipe for the WholeYum site please select the recipe button.

    When submitting a recipe include the ingredients, instructions, and serving sizes in the description box. If the recipe is not original please credit the source of the recipe! 

  • What does WholeYum.com consider healthy?

    Any dish or recipe that contains natural or organic ingredients, and/or is low in saturated fats, preservatives, and artificial ingredients.

  • How do I submit to WholeYum.com?

    Once you register to WholeYum.com you will see the button “submit” at the top of the page.  On the submit form you can choose to submit a recipe or a photo link.

  • How will I know what submissions were accepted or denied?

    Your accepted submissions will appear on your profile page once you are logged in.  Most photo links appear on the site immediately after submitting.

  • How long does it take for accepted submissions to appear on WholeYum.com?

    Photo links can appear immediately, and recipes within 24 hours, but allow up to 48 hours!

  • I submitted my photo link/recipe, but I do not see it…

    Most likely the recipe is not considered healthy by our editors.  WholeYum.com is a food gallery that promotes healthy recipes only.  We will do our best to contact you if your recipe/photo is denied, but If your post has not appeared on WholeYum.com within 48 hrs please contact us!

  • Are there any guidelines for photo/recipe submissions?

    The recipe should be healthy, and the photo must have a link.  We love high quality photos, but novice photographers are welcome!  The dish is what matters most!

  • How many photos and recipes can I submit at one time?

    You can submit as many photo links and recipes as you wish however, they may not all appear on the site within the same day.  This is to allow other subscribers time to have their photos visible on the first page as well.

  • Can I edit my posts?

    Yes, just log in and in your profile page will be the option to edit your posts.

  • Why did the size of my photo change?

    Photos submitted to WholeYum.com are automatically cropped, and re-sized to fit within the WholeYum.com size restriction.

  • My submission title changed?

    If a title is changed it may not be descriptive of the photograph or recipe submitted.  We may change the title for accuracy.

  • Do you have any photography tips?

    Try to shoot in a well lit area, preferably in natural light if you do not have experience with lighting equipment.  Have the correct white balance and exposure settings, and make sure the photo is sharp by using a tripod to prevent camera shake.  Practice makes perfect!

  • How can I get traffic to my recipe blog?

    WholeYum.com is not only a recipe site, but also a food blogger photo gallery and community!  We do our best to submit your best recipes to Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest to help you with  your traffic and reader retention!  The best ways to get traffic to your blog and gain an audience are are to focus on your blog design, photography, writing style, and create recipes from your heart and soul.  We hope to post a tutorial section in the next few months discussing each topic!  There are so many foodie sites and galleries on the web.  A few we know and trust are:

    Pinterest.com, Foodgawker.com, Healthyaperture.com (healthy recipes), findingvegan.com (vegan recipes) Tastespotting.com, Tasteologie.com, Feastie.com, Foodily.com

  • How can I work with WholeYum?

    To Contribute:

    If you are interested in joining the WholeYum team–contributing recipes and articles to our site please contact us!  We are always on the look out for unique and talented food bloggers to work with! 

    To Advertise:

    Please contact us about advertising to see what options are available!

    If your question was not answered please email info@wholeyum.com.

  • Privacy:

    When you visit WholeYum.com, our servers collect some technical information about you (web browser type, IP address) and also track which pages you visit on our site. As long as you are not logged in, this information is anonymous.  When you become a registered member, and create posts to our website, your contact details, log in, etc. are recorded.

    WholeYum.com uses several cookies. They store technical information that allows us to better interact with your browser and to identify you on subsequent visits to our site.  WholeYum.com also uses Google Analytics to collect non-identifying information to improve our website.

    This privacy policy sets out how WholeYum.com  uses and protects any information that you give while using www.WholeYum.com

.  Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

    WholeYum.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from date.

    We may collect the following information:
    contact information including email address
    demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
    other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
    What we do with the information we gather
    We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
    We may use the information to improve our products and services.
    We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
    From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
    Security
    We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
    How we use cookies
    A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
    We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

    Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
    You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
    Advertising
    Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one of which is http://www.gourmetads.com. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.
    Links to other websites
    Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
    Controlling your personal information
    You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
    whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
    if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
    We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
    Opt Out
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    If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.

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