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.
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:
A breadcrumb trail on a page indicates the page’s position in the site hierarchy. A user can navigate all the way up in the site hierarchy, one level at a time, by starting from the last breadcrumb in the breadcrumb list.
Google uses the BreadcrumbList Schema-Type to show it in search results. You can read more about that on Googles Reference Page. In this post I’ll show you how to generate a BreadcrumbList with SNIP – The Rich Snippets and Structured Data Plugin for WordPress.
The Events Calendar Plugin is a very popular plugin when it comes to create event pages on your WordPress site. It also outputs schema.org data on the frontend (that is not visible to the end user). However in the past the developers did not update their code according to the search engines needs. Continue reading →
Google and other search engines are working heavily on schema.org integration. In the past, a lot of theme and plugin authors have integrated schema.org in their plugins but could not keep up with the speed of changes. So what I see happens a lot is that plugin and theme authors do not update their code accordingly. This is the case with the The Events Calendar plugin, too. It is missing some fields search engines want to see.