How to add schema microdata in your WordPress blog post

In my previous article I gave an introduction to semantic microdata and how it’s very useful for bloggers.

In this post I will show you,

How to add HTML 5 schema microdata in your WordPress blog post:

As I told in my earlier post schema data are the additional tags in the current source code of your website. Which tells search engines about the type of your blog post and displays the result in SERPs accordingly. Like it’s a song than google will display the timings and other important details of the song.

So adding schema is not that very easy but not that difficult. It could be done with simple procedures and understanding.

There are two following ways in which you can add schema data in your blog post

  1. Adding certain tags in your post editor
  2. By using a Plugin

I will explain the second one, The easiest one I feel. For the first method you can check the following google webmaster support pages:

Link 1: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=176035

Link 2: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=146862

After when you get the understanding of schema microdata tags than imply add them in your blog post.

Remember, Don’t add the codes in visual editor rather use HTML (text) editor. Also after adding the codes don’t switch to visual editor before saving.

Using Plugin for adding schema microdata:

The best plugin available for adding schema microdata is “Schema Creator by Raven”.

Simply Install this plugin and switch to post editor. There you will find a new button labelled as “Add Schema”which looks like below:

Add schema button

 When you will click that button a drop down option will appear. There you have to choose a schema type from the drop down list.

Choose Schema type

Choose the appropriate schema type for your blog post. If you are writing about an event than choose the event type, If you are writing a review than choose review and so on. Fill the form of that particular schema type and click “Insert”.

Click insert schema

Now publish your post if you have written your content else complete and then publish.

Now, We need to test it, Like How your page snippet will appear in SERP?

That’s even too simple.

Simply Go to Google’ Structured Data Testing Tool and past the URL of your post in which you inserted schematic data. Than click Preview.

The tool will generate an exact preview of your page snippet. Wait until Google indexes your page. Soon after when your page gets indexed you will see your rich snippet in SERP.

Below in the screenshot you can see a preview of  Harsh Agrawal’s review on WordFence Security WordPress plugin.

Rich snippets preview

Now, Let’s hear your voice.

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About Raj Sharma

Hey There! I am a passionate blogger and a web entrepreneur. I am addicted to internet and making money online. I am the founder of weppot.com and other amazing websites.

Comments

  1. Hey Raj! Super excited to see you showing the world how to use the schema-creator plugin :)

  2. Paul Knaggs says:

    That was clear and informative. Thanks Raj.

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