Support » Plugin: IMDb Connector » Rich Snippet linked to the plugin ?

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  • Plugin Author thaikolja

    (@thaikolja)

    Thanks for your comment.

    I’m not sure how to implement this function witout affecting usability. With the information provided by the plugin (and some bits of HTML/PHP knowledge), every user is able to link the data to the Rich Snippets themselves. Also, the movie data individual users would want to display would vary a lot. But if you have any other ideas how to implement it, I’m all ear.

    Hi,

    Here is the official help from Schema.org : https://developers.google.com/structured-data/critic-reviews

    I’m far from a programmer (I’m more a business analyst/demand manager), but if you’re using a specific variable for the name, IMDB adress of the movie, producer/actor, it should easy to call these informations on a specific script for the snippet. If you download the required informations for the snippet, I think this is enought for the beginning of a good snippet 🙂

    If you want some help or tests, I’m here !

    Plugin Author thaikolja

    (@thaikolja)

    The problem is that different persons usually want to display different movie details, mostly in a different style. That’s why I’ve invested a lot of time into making the PHP functions as flexible as possible so that anyone with a bit HTML and PHP knowledge can build their own snippet.

    The only thing I could imagine implementing would be an additional array into the PHP function that assings the Rich Snippet tag to the corresponding movie detail. But that, too, requires a bit of custom code to match the individual layout.

    I’m always up for new functions, and Rich Snippets seem to be a good idea. I’m just a bit unsure about how to implement it. Displaying them as a template via a shortcode will be the worst option in my eyes since there’s very little ways for users to adjust the output to their needs. Do you have any more ideas?

    I totally agree with the shortcode, that’s awful.

    Do you think is this possible to activate or not the snippet on an admin panel, and if then, the function to call the snippet is made in the header/footer (footer is best for SEO) ?

    Plugin Author thaikolja

    (@thaikolja)

    You mean invisible? If yes, the next question will be how to determine what pages or posts contain movie details.

    by a module on the post/page admin, like All in One SEO or the selection of the tags ?

    Plugin Author thaikolja

    (@thaikolja)

    I can determine whether the post/page contains IMDb data by scanning the content for shortcodes. But if they added the details manually via PHP, it’s not that easy.

    Plugin Author thaikolja

    (@thaikolja)

    Sorry, I still haven’t got a clue how to implement it properly so that it stays flexible. Rich Snippets must be visible to the user, that means I can’t simply create a block of Rich Snippets tags and then hide it in the footer. Depending on what theme the user is using, he has to add his own markup.

    The only thing I can think of is adding an argument to the imdb_connector_get_movie_detail() function that enables whether the output should be printed as text only or as a Rich Snippet. What do you think of this?

    I think that’s a great idea ! The only think that we have to make after is to decide how to display in the user’s template where the Rich Snippet should be 🙂

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