What’s next in SNIP? (Dec. 2020)

I grant you that: It was a bit quiet around the plugin over the past year. The reason was the work on other projects, which are now finished. So the development continues at full speed. And these are my plans for SNIP:

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Error on RDNS

In some cases the plugin may report an “Error on RDNS”. In this post I’ll cover what that means.

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Find weird issues using WP_DEBUG

For a developer like me it is impossible to achieve full compatibility with all plugins and themes in the WordPress ecosystem. In spite of all the care taken, it is simply the case that some plugins or even the theme will output a strange error. On this page you can find out how to locate these errors using WP_DEBUG.

Let’s say you have an issue on WooCommerce category pages. It’s a weird behavior that occurs but you know it only happens when SNIP is activated. You can do the following to get to the error log:

  1. Follow the guide here on how to enable WP_DEBUG.
  2. Also make sure you activate WP_DEBUG_LOG.
  3. Once this is done, navigate to the page where the problem occurs (in our case this would be a WooCommerce category page).
  4. If you’re already on this page, reload it.
  5. Download the file that you can now find in the wp-content folder using FTP. The file is called debug.log.
  6. Send the file (or the content of the file) to your support staff.

If you don’t get a debug.log file, the issue maybe not related to SNIP but to another plugin or theme, too.

Which schemas do I need?

From time to time, people ask me what schemas I would recommend. The answer is: you need to decide that yourself. Since Structured Data is part of technical SEO, it depends on your plans on your overall holistic SEO strategy. Here are a few tips.

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Corona Sale

Some of you already got an email from me saying that SNIP is currently on SALE. Here is why:

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How to add your own loop

Ivan sent a message over Twitter and asked how to get breadcrumbs to work with tags. As you may know from the How to use Loops to iterate over items tutorial, it’s pretty simple with categories because they’re hierarchical. That’s not the case with tags. So it lead me to this blog post which shows how you can create your own loop.

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Search hits with ratings reduced by 40%

In mid-September, Google announced changes to the way Rich Snippets are displayed. By tagging websites with structured data, website operators can create more than just the usual snippets of title, text and URL. Now, it seems, the changes are through.

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What’s new in version 2.14?

Finally I found the time to write the “what’s new” blog post like I did it with the other updates before that.

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How to add comments into schemas

Benoit, a developer and very welcoming customer of mine, asked how he can integrate comments into this schemas. Here is an example field type that I’ve coded for him. Feel free to customize it the way you like it.

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Can I get a discount?

From time to time people are asking for a discount. To make it short: I’m afraid I can’t offer you any discounts due to technical reasons. Read on to learn more about this.

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How to renew your support

If you bought SNIP on CodeCanyon, you subscribed to a 6-month (or optionally to a 12 month) support plan that expires automatically after that time. After that you need to renew your support in order to get one-to-one support via E-Mail. Here is how you can do that.

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First Impressions of the new Setup Wizard

I’ve just sent out an email to all subscribers to inform everyone about the things that are currently going on in my day-to-day job of making SNIP better and better. Of course I also want to keep everyone else up to date with the latest news. That’s why this blog post exists.

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How can I remove duplicate Structured Data?

Lots of customers didn’t recognize that they have Structured Data on their site. But when they install SNIP, the Structured Data WordPress Plugin, they check their sites using Googles Structured Data Test Tool and they suddenly recognize that there are other schemas, maybe duplicate ones, that they now want to remove. Here is how you can detect those and how they can be removed.

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SEO for Job Postings and how to post a Job on Google

Google started its job search some time ago in Germany (and some other countries). This functionality was already available in some English-speaking countries, but it has since been introduced in many other countries, too.

It seems like it’s time for me to write something about what others call “SEO for Job Postings”. This only describes how to post a job on Google. “Post a job” is, however, the wrong word for it as you can read below.

Of course you need structured data again. And in this blog post I explain how this works and how you can integrate it into WordPress. Let’s get started!

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How to use a certain post thumbnail size

Bill asked me today how it’s possible to use a certain post thumbnail size in SNIP. Unfortunately that is not possible at the moment directly within SNIP. However there is a workaround that extends its functionality. And here is how it works:

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