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Schema.org markup (19 posts)

  1. PennyHaynes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Now that schema.org has released this multi-search-engine markup to help SEO, is WP going to attempt to accomodate this new markup schema in posts and pages for users who don't know html? Or will this type of thing be handled by a plugin? Or not at all?

  2. buzzweb
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm interested too :)

  3. Hard to say. It's so new, I know it won't make it into 3.2 :) something to consider for 3.3 but this may fall into the world of themes and plugins for a while.

  4. akira28
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I hope wp will implement it sooner than later

  5. Stephan Vierkant
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's a theme-related feature request, not just WordPress.

  6. enderandrew
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How would you implement this in a theme?

  7. jettabaker
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried using some of the mark-up and it was deleted by the internal filters so something more than themes or plug-ins will require change.

  8. Fran Ontanaya
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    wp_list_comments outputs Microformat markup. This is problematic, because it is advised not to mix Microdata and Microformats in the same page.

    A wide solution is needed (i.e. a global setting, and tags for themes and plugins). Otherwise, with plugins, themes and core functions each making a different choice we'll always end with an unacceptable mix.

  9. PennyHaynes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So we can't even hand-code the new schema markup? We would have to rewrite the internal filters until WP incorporates this all?

  10. I'm going to stand by my 'Too soon to predict' statement ;)

    Seriously. It's been 11 days. Most of the theme devs I know have said "I'll need to read more into it." but all agree it looks pretty cool.

    If I was going to be an early adopter I'd go with filters or shortcodes for now.

    The questions no one knows the answer to yet:

    Should this be incorporated in your post content (i.e. the stuff you write)?

    Should this be done via custom fields?

    How could it best be automated?

    Can a theme just pick up author info etc and automate the simple/standard stuff?

  11. enderandrew
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Can someone provide some code snippets as examples for how you might get author tags and some of the more standard tags implemented via your theme?

  12. Sherry Dedman
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I believe this plugin would allow you to add the schema/microformat tags and not have them stripped out http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tinymce-valid-elements/

    It will probably also work if you turn off the "visual editor" in user settings.

    -Sherry

  13. Ian Walters
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    search the plugins for schema for wordpress.

  14. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/schema ;)

    Looks like a good start, too, Ian! Thanks :)

  15. Kai Chan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Include this one in the bag! http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/schemafeed/

    Adoption is the problem, adding schema.org properties is just tedious, it'll be good when Google starts showing more filtering links in results.

  16. That tedious nature of adding in properties is, in part, why adoption has been so slow, I'd wager.

  17. seymour-james
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Don't know if this is useful but my WP blog is marked up for schema.org - Propeties For Sale In France - you can see this if you use the rich snippets tool from google on the link. Its pretty well covered even down to significant links being defined.

    Two points of note: the site is very specific in its purpose (offsite landing pages for my property portal - [link moderated] Houses For Sale In France) but the same markup would apply to a general blogging site that most people have. Almost no differences. I modified only two core WP files which were link-template.php and category-template.php to really do some fine tuning on tags becoming significant links, older and more recent links too. The rest was undertaken in the theme itself which is one of my own quick creations (modified files are: archive.php, single.php, sidebar.php, footer.php, header.php and finally index.php). It takes about 40 minutes to do it once you have spent the 5 hours thinking about it - LOL. The last of the above mentioned files index.php was a little tricky as it has static content on it with the 3 latest blog postings embedded in the middle of the content.

    Anyone wanting to know more can look me up on google+ which is given in the footer of the aforementioned site. Giving a google+1 to it and its sister site which also fully marked up is always appreciated.

  18. seymour-james
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    One more thing. Schema.org is a done deal in my opinion. The two driving forces are to improve the semantic element of search which promises much better results and to work against the spammers of this world. In the second case they will need to start connecting their sites to Google accounts which will need to be verified (authors and publishers). Without verification a site may tend to fair less well. What I can say is, for me at least Schema.org has appeared to be the tipping point putting my main portal on page 1 for its main keywords. It jumped quickly and decisively in the search results.

  19. cyberandy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordLift also adds schema.org support on WordPress by marking people and placesĀ (events and video will follow); version 2.0 will bring complete new navigation patterns based on the entity recognition (hava look at theWordLift 2.0 slides or the project's website if you are interested in getting deeper)

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