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Google+ Author Information in Search Results (Free Version)

Description

Note that Google no longer shows authorship information on search results. Due to this fact I will no longer update this plugin.

I’ve built another easy and free WordPress plugin. It will help you to integrate a special link into your posts and pages so that Google can match your content with your Google+ Profile. Once this is done your profile picture will appear in Googles search results and/or on Google News.
Please note: Google says that there is no guarantee that a Rich Snippet will be shown for your page on actual search results and/or Google News. If your profile picture does not show after some days, please read my answer on Google+ Author Snippet Photo not showing in search.

A) Set up authorship by linking your content to your Google+ profile

  • Create a Google+ Profile (http://plus.google.com)
  • Follow this link to open your Google+ profile: http://plus.google.com/me
  • Copy your Profile-URL from the address bar to clipboard
  • Go to your WordPress Admin Panel and click Users » Your Profile. Paste the above mentioned URL to the field where it says „Google Plus Author Link“.
  • Click Update Profile.
  • Repeat the above steps with all the other WordPress authors on your blog.

B) Add a reciprocal link back from your profile to the site you just updated

  • Follow this link to edit the Contributor To section: http://plus.google.com/me/about/edit/co
  • In the dialog that appears, click Add custom link, and then enter your website URL.
  • If you want, click the drop-down list to specify who can see the link.
  • Click Save.

C) Test

  • To see what author data Google can extract from your page, use the Rich Snippet Testing Tool.

D) Anything doesn’t work out?

E) Need more options?

F) Need support?

  • Unfortunately we can not offer support for free plugins. Please buy the Pro version to get support. Thank you!

G) Looking for a WordPress Theme which fully supports schema.org microdata?

H) Please help to translate the plugin
Just make a copy of the gpaisr.po file (which you can find in the /lang/ folder of the plugin) and translate it using a translation tool like PoEdit.

Translations:

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Screenshots

  • This is how it should look like.

Installation

A) Set up authorship by linking your content to your Google+ profile

  • Create a Google+ Profile (https://plus.google.com/)
  • Follow this link to open your Google+ profile: http://plus.google.com/me
  • Copy your Profile-URL from the address bar to clipboard
  • Go to your WordPress Admin Panel and click Users » Your Profile. Paste the above mentioned URL to the field where it says „Google Plus Author Link“.
  • Click Update Profile.
  • Repeat the above steps with all the other WordPress authors on your blog.

B) Add a reciprocal link back from your profile to the site you just updated

  • Follow this link to edit the Contributor To section: http://plus.google.com/me/about/edit/co
  • In the dialog that appears, click Add custom link, and then enter your website URL.
  • If you want, click the drop-down list to specify who can see the link.
  • Click Save.

C) Test

  • To see what author data Google can extract from your page, use the Rich Snippet Testing Tool.

D) Anything doesn’t work out?

E) Need more options?

F) Need support?

  • Unfortunately we can not offer support for free plugins. Please buy the Pro version to get support. Thank you!

G) Looking for a WordPress Theme which fully supports schema.org microdata?

FAQ

Any questions?
  • Unfortunately we can not offer support for free plugins. Please buy the Pro version to get support. Thank you!
  • Read the Google+ Authorship FAQ here (for the PRO-Version but should help you as well)
  • Follow this link to get support by the community: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/google-author-information-in-search-results-wordpress-plugin

Reviews

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Contributors & Developers

“Google+ Author Information in Search Results (Free Version)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.8.0

  • Added uninstall.php
  • Added an admin notice to show the user that Google no longer shows author information in search results.
  • Removed some meta boxes on the settings page that are no longer needed.
  • Updated language files

0.7.5

  • Language Updates

0.7.4

0.7.3

  • In general: make the plugin compatible with WP 3.8
  • Removed screen icon because it’s no longer supported by WP 3.8
  • Fixed the issue that the settings page wants to scroll to the left

0.7.2

  • Fixed an issue where the link was shown on category pages, too
  • Now using WordPress internal Google+ link field on profile pages
  • Updated German language file

0.7.1

  • Some bugfixes

0.7

  • Removed some deprecated WordPress function and replaced it
  • Added some helpful links; updated these links

0.6

  • Added the rel=”author”-Tag to the link
  • The help section has been redesigned so that it is now easier to connect the link to the Google+ profile.
  • Added a help text that indicates that Google does not like hidden links.
  • The Button to use the “rich snippets testing tool” works again.
  • A code-improvement prevents WordPress to generate a PHP-Warning when the help text was collapsed.

0.5

  • Added the possibility to hide the link in RSS Feeds

0.4

  • All Javascripts will now be loaded via https
  • The open-in-a-new-window option will no work as expected
  • Using the WordPress built in metabox-functions to render the settings page

0.3

  • It’s now possible to open the link in a new window (only applied when the link is shown after the content).
  • It’s now possible to customize the links name (only applied when the link is shown after the content).

0.2

  • Solves the problem that the plugin shows a fatal error during activation (this was because it cannot find the right path)

0.1

  • The first version