WPSSO Core – Complete Meta Tags and Schema Markup for Facebook, Google, Pinterest, SEO, Twitter and More

Description

WPSSO Core makes sure your content looks great on social and search sites — no matter how URLs are crawled, shared, re-shared, posted, or embedded:

WPSSO Core is fast, simple, and provides complete and accurate information about your webpage content to social sites (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), search crawlers (Google, Bing, etc.), mail and messaging apps (Facebook Messenger, iMessage, Skype, WhatsApp, etc.), and embedded objects / iframes.

Uses your existing content for meta tags and Schema markup:

There’s no need to manually select meta tag names, re-enter descriptions, titles, product information, select images / videos, etc. — WPSSO Core reads your existing post, page, product, media, recipe, event, forum, and SEO content automatically, and offers fine-tuning and customization options for just about anything and everything. 😉

WPSSO Core is also language / locale aware, which means you can customize your site information, social page URLs and Knowledge Graph for different languages.

Creates complete and accurate meta tags and Schema markup:

WPSSO Core and its optional Free add-ons offer meta tags and Schema markup for Facebook / Open Graph, Google’s Knowledge Graph SEO, Google Rich Card SEO, Google Merchant SEO, Mobile Web Browsers, Pinterest Rich Pins, Twitter Cards, Weibo and many more — including complete markup for images, videos, extensive eCommerce product markup (for WooCommerce and others), mobile apps, author profile / authorship, co-authors, publisher information, local business markup, aggregate ratings, reviews, recipe information, event details, and much, much more — all from your existing content!

Includes advanced quality assurance features and options:

  1. Checks for minimum / maximum image dimensions and aspect ratios.
  2. Shows notices for missing and required images.
  3. Verifies webpages for duplicate meta tags.
  4. Validates theme header templates for correct HTML markup.
  5. Checks and warns of any missing PHP modules.
  6. Checks 3rd party plugin settings for possible conflicts.

Users Love the WPSSO Core Plugin

★★★★★ — “The plugin is indispensable to me when it comes to posting on social media… it makes it so that your posts look the best that they possible can every time when posting on Facebook, Twitter, or any other site.” – monsuirette

★★★★★ — “What a fantastic plugin. If you want to fix all the errors in search console for structured data, this is the plugin to use. Love it.” – goviral

★★★★★ — “This plugin saves me so much time, and it has really lifted my SERP rankings. Most of my keywords I now rank 1-3 position. I also noticed after about a week that my impressions have gone up at least 75%. I upgraded to the pro version which gave me even more options.” – playnstocks

★★★★★ — “Yoast on steroids! As an SEO marketer, I love using Yoast for my basic on-page SEO. But Yoast only allows you to enter basic Open Graph social settings. This plugin gives you SO many more options on completing the Open Graph for Facebook, Twitter cards, Pinterest etc. If you use WordPress, I totally recommend using this plugin to help with better rankings in the SERPS!” – gregmontag

WPSSO Core Standard Features

  • Complete and accurate meta tags for all social sites, search engines, web browser extensions, mail and messaging apps, and embedded object / iframe content.

  • Provides meta tags and markup for posts, pages, custom post types, tags, categories, custom taxonomy / terms, user profile pages, search pages, and attachment pages.

  • Uses images from numerous sources, including featured, attached, gallery shortcode, images from HTML tags, or a custom fallback image.

  • Customizable image dimensions for Facebook / Open Graph, Schema markup, Google Rich Card SEO, Pinterest Rich Pins, and Twitter Cards.

  • Contextual help for every plugin option and comprehensive online documentation.

  • Built-in support for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages plugins.

  • Supports advanced WordPress configurations, including WordPress Network / Multisite installations and WordPress MU Domain Mapping.

  • Includes advanced quality assurance features and options.

  • Offers an option to easily hide the preview of Pro settings and features. 😉

Free Add-ons for Customized Features

WPSSO Core Pro Version Features

  • Customize default values in the Document SSO metabox when editing posts, pages, custom post types, terms (categories and tags), custom post types, and user profiles:

    • Customize Text
      • Open Graph Type
      • Article Topic
      • Default Title
      • Default Description
      • Search Description
      • Schema Description
      • Twitter Card Description
      • Sharing URL
      • Canonical URL
      • Product Availability
      • Product Brand
      • Product Color
      • Product Condition
      • Product Material
      • Product MPN
      • Product SKU
      • Product EAN
      • Product GTIN-8
      • Product GTIN-12
      • Product GTIN-13
      • Product GTIN-14
      • Product ISBN
      • Product Price
      • Product Size
      • Product Target Gender
    • Priority Media
      • All Social WebSites / Open Graph
        • Priority Image Information
          • Maximum Images
          • Image Dimensions
          • Image ID
          • or Image URL
        • Priority Video Information
          • Maximum Videos
          • Video Dimensions
          • or Video URL
          • Video Name / Title
          • Video Description
      • Twitter Card
        • Image Dimensions
        • Image ID
        • or Image URL
        • Structured Data / Schema Markup / Pinterest
        • Maximum Images
        • Image Dimensions
        • Image ID
        • or Image URL
  • Additional custom Schema property options are also available from the WPSSO Schema JSON-LD Markup Pro add-on:

    • All Schema Types
      • Schema Type
      • Name / Title
      • Alternate Name
      • Description
      • Microdata Type URLs
      • Same-As URLs
    • Creative Work Information
      • Headline
      • Full Text
      • Keywords
      • Language
      • Family Friendly
      • Copyright Year
      • Publisher
      • Service Provider
    • Event Information
      • Event Language
      • Event Organizer Org.
      • Event Organizer Person
      • Event Performer Org.
      • Event Performer Person
      • Event Venue
      • Event Start (date, time, timezone)
      • Event End (date, time, timezone)
      • Offers Start (date, time, timezone)
      • Offers End (date, time, timezone)
      • Event Offers (name, price, currency, availability)
    • How-To
      • How-To Makes
      • How-To Preparation Time
      • How-To Total Time
      • How-To Supplies
      • How-To Tools
      • How-To Steps
    • Job Posting Information
      • Job Posting Job Title
      • Job Posting Hiring Organization
      • Job Posting Job Location
      • Job Posting Base Salary
      • Job Posting Employment Type
      • Job Posting Expires
    • Movie Information
      • Cast Names
      • Director Names
      • Production Company
      • Movie Runtime
    • Organization Information
      • Organization
    • Person Information
      • Person
    • QA Page Information
      • QA Heading
    • Recipe Information
      • Recipe Cuisine
      • Recipe Course
      • Recipe Makes
      • Recipe Cooking Method
      • Recipe Preparation Time
      • Recipe Cooking Time
      • Recipe Total Time
      • Recipe Total Calories
      • Recipe Ingredients
      • Recipe Instructions
      • Recipe Nutrition Information per Serving
        • Serving Size
        • Calories
        • Protein
        • Fiber
        • Carbohydrates
        • Sugar
        • Sodium
        • Fat
        • Saturated Fat
        • Unsaturated Fat
        • Trans Fat
        • Cholesterol
    • Review Information
      • Subject Webpage URL
      • Review Rating
      • Review Rating Name
    • Claim Review Information
      • Specific Claims Reviewed
    • Software Application Information
      • Operating System
  • Optionally upscale small images from the Media Library for social sharing and Schema markup.

  • Automatically validate all image minimum / maximum dimensions and aspect ratios.

  • Render shortcodes and blocks for accurate description texts and embedded video detection.

  • Additional Facebook, Open Graph, Rich Pin meta tags and Schema markup for videos and eCommerce products.

  • Support for embedded videos from Facebook, Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and Youtube in content text.

  • Twitter Player Card for embedded videos from Facebook, Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and Youtube.

  • URL shortening with Bitly, DLMY.App, Google, Ow.ly, TinyURL, or YOURLS.

  • Integrates with services and 3rd party plugins for additional image, video, eCommerce product details, SEO settings, and more.

  • The following integration modules are provided with the Pro version, and are automatically loaded when the supported services are required or 3rd party plugins detected.

    • Integration with Service APIs:

      • Bitly
      • DLMY.App
      • Facebook Embedded Videos
      • Gravatar (Author Image)
      • Ow.ly
      • Slideshare Presentations
      • Soundcloud Tracks (for the Twitter Player Card)
      • TinyURL
      • Vimeo Videos
      • Wistia Videos
      • WordPress Video Shortcode (and Self-Hosted Videos)
      • Your Own URL Shortener (YOURLS)
      • YouTube Videos and Playlists
    • Integration with 3rd Party Plugins:

      • All in One SEO Pack
      • bbPress
      • BuddyPress (including Group Forum Topics)
      • Co-Authors Plus (including Guest Authors)
      • Easy Digital Downloads
      • Gravity Forms + GravityView
      • HeadSpace2 SEO
      • MarketPress – WordPress eCommerce
      • NextCellent Gallery – NextGEN Legacy
      • NextGEN Gallery
      • Polylang
      • rtMedia for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress
      • The Events Calendar
      • The SEO Framework
      • WooCommerce (versions 1, 2, and 3)
      • WP eCommerce
      • WP Meta SEO
      • WP-PostRatings
      • Yoast SEO (aka WordPress SEO)
      • Yotpo Social Reviews for WooCommerce

Coded for Performance

WPSSO Core makes full use of all available caching methods — along with offering advanced caching features like pre-seeding the cache in background. WPSSO Core and its add-ons use only the library files and object classes they need, keeping their code small, fast and light. All code is fully tested and compatible with the latest version of WordPress and PHP v7.x (PHP v5.5 or better required).

Highly Customizable

WPSSO Core offers hundreds of filter hooks to customize its behavior and output, provides extensive developer documentation with examples, includes dozens of 3rd party integration modules in the Pro version, and offers several optional Free and Pro add-ons to extend WPSSO Core’s features.

Screenshots

  • The document SSO metabox offers tabs to customize text, select priority media, preview social shares (shown here), preview meta tags and Schema markup, and links to several markup validation tools.
  • The essential settings page provides a quick and easy setup.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Advanced Documentation and Notes

Reviews

Helpful Plugin

WPSSO gives you a lot of options on completing Open Graph for Facebook, Twitter cards, Pinterest etc. It makes the complicated task simple.

Pro Version Top!

Bin sehr zufrieden, sehr umfangreiches Tool und schneller Support, 1 Stern Abzug weil die Pro Version mit einigen Addons schon recht kostenintensiv ist und es leider keine Bundles gibt
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Contributors & Developers

“WPSSO Core – Complete Meta Tags and Schema Markup for Facebook, Google, Pinterest, SEO, Twitter and More” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“WPSSO Core – Complete Meta Tags and Schema Markup for Facebook, Google, Pinterest, SEO, Twitter and More” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “WPSSO Core – Complete Meta Tags and Schema Markup for Facebook, Google, Pinterest, SEO, Twitter and More” into your language.

Interested in development?

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Changelog

Release Schedule

New versions of the plugin are released approximately every week (more or less). New features are added, tested, and released incrementally, instead of grouping them together in a major version release. When minor bugs fixes and/or code improvements are applied, new versions are also released. This release schedule keeps the code stable and reliable, at the cost of more frequent updates.

See release early, release often (RERO) software development philosophy on Wikipedia for more information on the benefits of smaller / more frequent releases.

Version Numbering

Version components: {major}.{minor}.{bugfix}[-{stage}.{level}]

  • {major} = Major structural code changes / re-writes or incompatible API changes.
  • {minor} = New functionality was added or improved in a backwards-compatible manner.
  • {bugfix} = Backwards-compatible bug fixes or small improvements.
  • {stage}.{level} = Pre-production release: dev < a (alpha) < b (beta) < rc (release candidate).

Free / Standard Version Repositories

Development Updates for Pro Version

Development, alpha, beta, and release candidate updates are available to Pro version customers.

Under the SSO > Update Manager settings page, select the “Development and Up” version filter for WPSSO Core and all its extensions (to satisfy any version dependencies). Save the plugin settings, and click the “Check for Updates” button to fetch the latest / current WPSSO version information. When new Development versions are available, they will automatically appear under your WordPress Dashboard > Updates page. You can always re-select the “Stable / Production” version filter at any time to re-install the last stable / production version of a plugin.

Changelog / Release Notes

Version 4.25.2 (2019/03/18)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • Disabled head meta tags transient cache for 404 and search pages.
  • Bugfixes
    • None.
  • Developer Notes
    • None.

Version 4.25.1 (2019/03/12)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • Added support for custom hashtags in the Schema description text.
    • Added a check for new installs when activating to add the “person” role to public user IDs only on new installs.
    • When the “robots” meta tag is enabled, 404 and search pages will now default to ‘noindex, follow, noarchive, nosnippet’.
  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed handling of possible false return value from SucomUtilWP::get_user_names() when passing a limit argument.
  • Developer Notes
    • Added a new SucomUtil::check_transient_timeout() method.

Version 4.25.0 (2019/03/11)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • Added a new “Product MPN Custom Field” option (aka Manufacturer Part Number) under the SSO > Advanced > Custom Meta tab (Pro version).
    • Added a new “Product MPN Attribute Name” option (aka Manufacturer Part Number) for WooCommerce under the SSO > Advanced > Integration tab (Pro version).
  • Bugfixes
    • None.
  • Developer Notes
    • Added validation for correct plugin names when doing an update check.
    • Added an $only_prefix argument to the WpssoUtil::delete_all_db_transients() method.
    • Added a new WPSSO_SELECT_PERSON_NAMES_MAX constant (default is 500 user names).

Version 4.24.2 (2019/03/05)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • The Twitter Card section under the Document SSO > Priority Media tab will now show only for the Summary and Summary Large Image card type.
  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed protection of original ‘wp_title’ filter value when the “Use Filtered (SEO) Title” option is enabled.
  • Developer Notes
    • Added a new ‘WPSSO_SCHEMA_PRODUCT_VALID_MAX_TIME’ constant for the WPSSO JSON add-on (default is 1 year).
    • French translation updates.

Version 4.24.1 (2019/03/04)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • None.
  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed the Twitter card type value for singular non-post types (like pages and products).
  • Developer Notes
    • None.

Version 4.24.0 (2019/03/01)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • Added a new ‘wpsso-thumbnail’ image size (600x315px cropped by default) for the Schema ‘thumbnailUrl’ property and the “meta name thumbnail” tag.
  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed an optional apache_setenv() function call when exporting settings.
  • Developer Notes
    • None.

Version 4.23.1 (2019/02/22)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • Added support for the https://health-lifesci.schema.org/MedicineSystem type and its sub-types:
      • https://health-lifesci.schema.org/Ayurvedic
      • https://health-lifesci.schema.org/Chiropractic
      • https://health-lifesci.schema.org/Osteopathic
      • https://health-lifesci.schema.org/TraditionalChinese
      • https://health-lifesci.schema.org/WesternConventional
  • Bugfixes
    • None.
  • Developer Notes
    • None.

Version 4.23.0 (2019/02/11)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • Added support for the Pin It button hidden image in WooCommerce archive pages (Pro version).
    • Removed the “Author Link URL Profile Contact” and “Google+ Business Page URL” options (no longer used by Google).
    • The “Product Availability” option in the Document SSO metabox is now disabled automatically if a supported e-commerce plugin is detected (availability is provided by the e-commerce plugin).
  • Bugfixes
    • None.
  • Developer Notes
    • Renamed the ‘product_gender’ meta key to ‘product_target_gender’.

Version 4.22.0 (2019/01/31)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • Added new product attribute name options for WooCommerce under the SSO > Advanced > Integration tab (Pro version):
      • Product Brand Attribute Name
      • Product Color Attribute Name
      • Product Condition Attribute Name
      • Product EAN Attribute Name
      • Product GTIN-8 Attribute Name
      • Product GTIN-12 Attribute Name
      • Product GTIN-13 Attribute Name
      • Product GTIN-14 Attribute Name
      • Product ISBN Attribute Name
      • Product Material Attribute Name
      • Product Size Attribute Name
    • Removed the “Use WP Locale for Language” option under the SSO > Advanced > Integration tab (now permanently enabled).
    • Removed the “Create Missing WP Media Sizes” option under the SSO > Advanced > Integration tab (now permanently enabled).
  • Bugfixes
    • None.
  • Developer Notes
    • Added a new ‘wpsso_product_attribute_names’ filter for WooCommerce (Pro version).
    • Updated the SucomUtilWP::raw_get_home_url() method to use the WP_HOME constant when available.
    • Updated the SucomUtilWP::raw_get_site_url() method to use the WP_SITEURL constant when available.
    • Updated the required minimum PHP version from 5.4 to 5.5.