WPSSO Core – Complete and Accurate Meta Tags + Schema Markup for Social Shares and SEO

Description

Stop messing around with Schema markup and manually updating social meta data. Save time and boost your social shares and SEO with WPSSO, the only WordPress solution to automatically generate meta tags and Schema markup.

WPSSO analyzes your existing site content to create complete and accurate meta tags for all the popular social media platforms, as well as Schema.org markup for Pinterest and search engines.

Not only will using WPSSO significantly improve how your content is displayed in search results and on social platforms, but it will make it easier for people to find you.

We’ve got all your bases covered with WPSSO. Want more? Upgrade to WPSSO Core Pro for even more advanced features.

Why Use WPSSO?

WPSSO takes the tedious work out of manually updating titles, descriptions and images for your Facebook and Twitter posts, and other social platforms.

It also combs through your site, generating titles, descriptions, hashtags, image, and Knowledge Graph markup, ensuring your content always looks its best in search results. WPSSO Core Pro and its Pro add-ons also integrate with 3rd party plugins to provide video, eCommerce product and local business markup, reviews, recipe, event information and more.

Simply activate the plugin, fill in the essential settings for your site and social accounts, and WPSSO will take care of the rest. You’ll never have to worry about how your social posts and search engine results look ever again.

What is Social Meta Data?

Facebook Open Graph, Twitter Cards and Pinterest Rich Pins provide site owners a way to control how your content looks on these platforms. This means thumbnail, title, and description information is pulled from your webpage and displayed on these social sites.

What is Schema Markup?

Back in 2015, Google, Bing and Yahoo got together to create Schema.org, a collection of Schema to help site owners control how their content looks in search. In other words, code that site owners can use to tell search engines what to do with the data on your website.

Web pages that have Schema markup display as rich snippets in Google, complete with extra information such as reviews with star ratings and images. With WPSSO Core Pro, you can also display event and business information and product information, like prices, availability, condition, etc.

Does Your Content Look Great in Social and Search?

What do your posts look like on Facebook? Are your reviews optimized for Google and include star ratings? Do your tweets pull in images?

If you’re overlooking these not-so-minor details, you could be missing out on valuable clicks and conversions.

We all know the benefits of publishing and scheduling content. But if your titles are boring, descriptions dull, and images too small or non-existent, users will simply scroll past and click through to your competitor.

WPSSO is the only plugin that offers quality control features for meta tags and schema, checking for:

  • Minimum and maximum image dimensions and aspect ratios.
  • Shows notices for missing and required images.
  • Verifies front-end web pages for duplicate meta tags.
  • Validates theme header templates for correct HTML markup.
  • Warns of any missing PHP modules essential for proper markup.
  • Inspects third party plugins settings for possible conflicts.

Users Love WPSSO Core

★★★★★ — “Yoast on steroids! As an SEO marketer, I love using Yoast for my basic on-page SEO. But Yoast only allows you to enter basic Open Graph social settings. This plugin gives you SO many more options on completing the Open Graph for Facebook, Twitter cards, Pinterest etc. If you use WordPress, I totally recommend using this SEO plugin to help with better rankings in the SERPS!” – gregmontag

★★★★★ — “The plugin is indispensable to me when it comes to posting on social media… it makes it so that your posts look the best that they possible can every time when posting on Facebook, Twitter, or any other site.” – monsuirette

★★★★★ — “I’ve tried a number of WP SEO platforms and find this to be the most relevant and most completely thought-out platform for maximising web and social search results and presentation. Really impressed. Great support too!” – pixmoto

WPSSO Core Features

  • Automatically creates complete meta tags for Facebook Open Graph, Google Plus, Twitter Cards, LinkedIn, Pinterest Rich Pins and more in the head section of all web pages, including custom post types, terms, profile pages, and attachment pages.
  • Adds structured data Schema markup for Google.
  • Adds author, publisher and website Schema markup for Google Search and Knowledge Graph, including markup for the Google’s sitelinks searchbox.
  • Adds all available Twitter Card meta tags.
  • Configurable title and description maximum lengths (Facebook Open Graph, Twitter Card and SEO) including both hard and soft limits.
  • Configurable website and business social accounts for Schema markup and Google’s Knowledge Graph.
  • Adds Weibo meta tags for article creation and updates dates.
  • Support for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages plugins.
  • Lets you manage robots noindex, nofollow, noarchive, and nosnippet for each post/page.
  • Finds images from several sources, including featured, attached, gallery shortcode, HTML tags in the content, and lets you add a custom fallback image.
  • Customizable images dimensions.
  • Option to hide the preview of all Pro options and features.
  • Supports WordPress Multisite and WordPress MU Domain Mapping.
  • Weekly updates.

Upgrade to Pro for Premium Features

WPSSO Core Pro gives you the power to further integrate and customize your meta tags and Schema markup with third party plugins and APIs.

  • Social and SEO metabox for posts, pages, custom post types and user profiles – Customize article topic, title, description and image/video.
  • Integrates with SEO plugins, including Yoast SEO.
  • Optionally validate all image minimum and maximum dimensions and aspect ratios.
  • Optionally upscale smaller images for social sharing and Schema markup – a maximum upscale percentage can also be selected.
  • Support for embedded videos in content text (iframe and object HTML markup).
  • Fully renders content (including shortcodes) for accurate description texts and embedded video detection.
  • Additional Facebook, Open Graph and Rich Pin meta tags and Schema markup for videos and eCommerce products.
  • Twitter Player Card meta tags for embedded videos from Facebook, Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and Youtube.
  • Include or exclude individual Facebook, Open Graph, Google, SEO, Twitter Card and Schema meta tags from head section of web pages.
  • Customize field names, label, and add or remove contacts on user profile pages and co-authors plus guest author profiles.
  • Optional URL shortening with Bitly, Google, Ow.ly, TinyURL, or YOURLS.
  • Integrates with third party plugins and services for additional image, video, eCommerce product details, SEO settings, etc.

Documentation and Support

We provide extensive documentation to help you get started and make the most of WPSSO:

WPSSO also includes extensive contextual in-plugin help.

We’re here to help and answer any questions you may have:

Developer-Friendly

  • Uses all available caching techniques (persistent / non-persistent object and disk caching), and creates cache objects in background to pre-seed the transient cache.
  • Only uses required PHP library files and object classes, keeping code small, fast, and light.
  • All code is fully tested and compatible with PHP v7.x (PHP v5.4 or better required).
  • Advanced meta tag / JSON-LD markup filter hooks – WPSSO offers hundreds of filter hooks to easily customize the plugin’s behavior and output.
  • Dozens of third party integration modules available in WPSSO Core Pro and its Pro add-ons.
  • Free and Pro add-ons available to extend the WPSSO Core plugin.

WPSSO Core Add-ons

Free Add-ons

Premium Add-ons

Additional Documentation

Screenshots

  • WPSSO Core can check the front-end webpage for duplicate meta tags, and includes a handy preview feature.
  • WPSSO Core also includes a detailed list of the generated meta tags, for the more advanced or curious users.
  • WPSSO Core adds optional Schema type and preview columns to the post, page, and custom post type lists (can be hidden/shown globally or per user).
  • WPSSO Core provides an Essential settings page for a quick and easy setup, along with more detailed and advanced settings pages.
  • WPSSO Core includes Author and Publisher social profile markup in your home page for Google Search and their Knowledge Graph.
  • WPSSO Core detects embedded videos in your content and creates video meta tags for Twitter, Facebook, and Google (Pro version required).
  • WPSSO Core integrates with several e-Commerce plugins to provide product details for Pinterest, Google, and others (Pro version required).

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Installation Instructions

Install and Uninstall

Plugin Setup

Reviews

Very good

It adds all necessary open graph tags. Works much better then SEO plugins.

Fabulous!

Love this plugin and so impressed with the customer service!

Helped me gain some degree of control over images in social medias

This plugin helped me gain some degree of control over how my WordPress web site is visually represented when posting links towards it on social media platforms such as FaceBook and Twitter. The process of configuring the plugin has been helpful to help me understand some basic notions I had not grasped so far about the effect of image sizes on social medias.

superbe extension

Yoast facile grandement d’entrer les paramètres sociaux Open Graph de base.de faire les corrections necessaires

Ce plugin vous donne beaucoup plus d’options pour compléter le graphique ouvert pour Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc.

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Contributors & Developers

“WPSSO Core – Complete and Accurate Meta Tags + Schema Markup for Social Shares and SEO” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

Release Schedule

New versions of the plugin are released approximately every week (more or less). New features are added, tested, and released incrementally, instead of grouping them together in a major version release. When minor bugs fixes and/or code improvements are applied, new versions are also released. This release schedule keeps the code stable and reliable, at the cost of more frequent updates.

See release early, release often (RERO) software development philosophy on Wikipedia for more information on the benefits of smaller / more frequent releases.

Version Numbering

Version components: {major}.{minor}.{bugfix}[-{stage}.{level}]

  • {major} = Major structural code changes / re-writes or incompatible API changes.
  • {minor} = New functionality was added or improved in a backwards-compatible manner.
  • {bugfix} = Backwards-compatible bug fixes or small improvements.
  • {stage}.{level} = Pre-production release: dev < a (alpha) < b (beta) < rc (release candidate).

Free / Standard Version Repositories

Development Updates for Pro Version

Development, alpha, beta, and release candidate updates are available to WPSSO Core Pro version customers. Under the SSO > Update Manager settings page, you can select the “Development and Up” version filter (for example) for the WPSSO Core plugin and all its add-ons (to satisfy any version dependencies). Save the plugin settings, and click the “Check for Updates” button to fetch the latest / current WPSSO Core version information. When new development versions are available, they can be installed under the Dashboard > Updates page (like any other plugin update). You can also re-select the “Stable / Production” version filter at any time to re-install the last stable / production version of a plugin.

Changelog / Release Notes

Version 3.58.0-dev.4 (2018/04/21)

  • New Features
    • None
  • Improvements
    • Added support for Gutenberg notices.
    • Added a refresh for the Social and Search Optimization metabox when saving a Gutenberg post.
    • Exclude post content from Schema markup for WooCommerce cart, checkout, and account pages (Pro version).
  • Bugfixes
    • None
  • Developer Notes
    • Improved checking of WooCommerce cart, checkout, shop, and account page IDs (Pro version).
    • Moved clearing of saved user notifications to the WordPress ‘shutdown’ action hook.
    • Refactored SucomNotice class methods to allow fetching notices using a jQuery ajax call.

Version 3.57.1 (2018/04/14)

  • New Features
    • None
  • Improvements
    • Added a check to set the Schema type as CollectionPage for post type archive pages.
  • Bugfixes
    • None
  • Developer Notes
    • Added a new ‘wpsso_schema_type_for_post_type_archive_page’ filter.

Version 3.57.0 (2018/04/05)

  • New Features
    • None
  • Improvements
    • None
  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed the post type “archive” page detection for post title and description.
  • Developer Notes
    • Removed the ‘is_post_archive’ array element in the $mod variable.
    • Changes for Gutenberg:
      • Renamed the WpssoUtil do_table_rows() method to do_metabox_table().
      • Renamed the WpssoUtil do_metabox_tabs() method to do_metabox_tabbed().
      • Added new WpssoUtil get_metabox_table() and get_metabox_tabbed() methods.