WPSSO v2.8 Adds Author and Publisher JSON-LD


WPSSO version 2.8 has been released and adds a new JSON-LD social markup feature that includes author (Person) and publisher (Organization) social profiles markup in schema.org JSON-LD format for Google Search and their Knowledge Graph. The author (Person) markup includes the author’s website URL, their profile social sharing image, and all listed contact URLs from their user profile. The publisher (Organization) markup includes the website URL, a corporate logo, a default image, and the publisher Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter business pages.

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Asynchronous JavaScript for Social Website Buttons

Every social website offers some-kind of JavaScript code to insert their button on webpages. Unfortunately, there’s no standard when it comes to the JavaScript code itself — some, like Google+’s +1 button are fairly sophisticated, with different ways to load and render the button, and others like LinkedIn, offer just a simple JavaScript URL to fetch. Here are Google+ and LinkedIn’s suggested buttons for comparison.

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