My good friend Brett (who also is a super nice customer of mine) asked what the “Unnamed item” on Googles Rich Results Test Tool means. The reason for the question was a warning from a SEMRush tool that told him the following: “A value for the itemListElement field is required“.
From time to time I get asked if it’s possible to add schema to WordPress without plugin. And the answer is yes. Even though it’s super inconvenient if you want to add Structured Data to many posts at once. But read on to learn more about schema, Structured Data and the benefits in SEO.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The time has come: nobody can avoid structured data anymore. It’s part of technical SEO. I wrote a lot about it in the past but in this blog post I want to focus on Schema for WooCommerce. Hopefully you can learn a lot about it and you are able to create your own snippets after that. Have fun!
Yoast SEO has started to integrate Structured Data in version 11.0. However it’s still not possible to create your own schemas without the knowledge of the programming language PHP. If you want to totally remove Structured Data generated by the plugin, follow the instructions below. In the end I also clarify how it’s possible to remove Structured Data generated by Yoast SEO for WooCommerce plugin.
Of course you can exclude Structured Data on certain posts (pages and custom post types), too. It’s super easy (see down below). However I would not recommend to use this functionality very often as it messes up your ruleset-metabox and therefore it quickly gets very complicated.