A new plugin has been released over at wordpress.org yesterday, which deals with schema.org markups on WordPress sites. The new plugin is actually maintained by me. It will be a framework for schema and structured data in JSON-LD format, which I think is the feature.
In the past 4 years or so, I’ve been working on developing amazing plugins for schema and structured data, I’ve used microdata format in my WP Reviews and WPRichSnippets plugins as it was the most recommended by Google.
Being working with schema and structured data for a long time, I can clearly see that JSON-LD format is going to raise soon. This means; the Schema WordPress plugin will be an important addition (if not requirement) of any healthy WordPress site, it will simply tell Google and other search engines a lot more about your content and will lead to a better positioning and presentation for your site in search results.
What is Schema Markups?
Schema.org provides a collection of shared vocabularies webmasters can use to mark up their pages in ways that can be understood by the major search engines: Google, Microsoft, Yandex and Yahoo! (source: schema.org)
What is JSON-LD?
JSON-LD is a lightweight Linked Data format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is based on the already successful JSON format and provides a way to help JSON data interoperate at Web-scale. JSON-LD is an ideal data format for programming environments, REST Web services, and unstructured databases such as CouchDB and MongoDB. (source: json-ld.org)
What Schema markup is supported?
At this point, the Schema plugin supports:
- Knowledge Graph
- Style Your Search Results:
In future updates, I will be adding more schema types support.
Download and Install Schema Plugin
You can download Schema plugin, or install it directly within your WordPress dashboard (simply search for Schema when you are on the WordPress plugins install screen).