Top 5 WordPress Schema Plugins
Writing markup is one of those jobs you just love adding to your to-do list... well, if that doesn’t ring true then read on for our list of top Schema.org Wordpress plugins.
Who doesn’t love writing markup, it’s just one of those jobs you love to get round to on your to-do list… well, if that doesn’t sound like you, then read on for our list of top WordPress plugins to help you get your Schema.org right first time round!
Yoast Local SEO
Yoast – the plugin that seems to do everything! Yes, Yoast Local SEO offers a solution to your Schema needs with their Premium package, which allows you to markup your local business content using Schema.org output, including opening hours and your address.
Whilst Yoast does offer a free version, this functionality is only available for paying customers, although at £69 for 1 site this isn’t going to break the bank (too much).
This is a full featured, premium app that has a WordPress plugin and allows you to both create and manage your structured data. With prices starting at $30 per month for 1 website, it could be pricey for a small business, but the output is worth it for anyone who wants to have as much of their Schema markup written for them as possible.
WP Rich Snippets
Another premium plugin, WP Rich Snippets supports all popular markup types including JSON-LD and microdata – although of course Google say to go with JSON-LD, so we’d recommend that too. $69 per year will buy you 1 site license, support and updates
We haven’t chosen this just because we love the name, honest! This is a great free plugin that also gives you SchemaNinja Analytics reports and content recommendations – always handy! Like anything free, it does have some limitations and the IU can be a little confusing, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be laughing!
All in One Schema Rich Snippets
As it says on the tin, this plugin implements rich snippet features in every post on your site. It is free and user friendly, offering support for a wide range of markup types. They also have a good support system in place so if you do get stuck, you can expect a response in a good time. The downside to this plugin is that you can’t customise the fields available, but as a basic plugin, it does the job!
If you don’t have access to install plugins or just want to have a crack at writing your Schema yourself, we’ve got you covered.
Hall Analysis JSON-LD Generator
This nifty tool is good if your website fits in with a specific type of markup, such as Event or Organization. Simply put your data in and it will generate the markup for you to copy and paste into the <head> section of your HTML document (per page).
Google Developers Structured Data Testing Tool
Free to use and great for both writing and testing your markup, but does not offer any help and support with writing as a standalone tool.
Portent JSON-LD Implementation Guide
A great guide to implementing JSON-LD, including some basic examples.
Can’t leave this out so leaving the best until last – headache inducing it may be, but you’ll get all your Schema needs met here, even if it takes you days to find what you need. Don’t forget to check at the bottom of the page for examples of the schema in use!