snip is an innovative structured data plugin for WordPress that adds JSON+LD formatted snippets to your website. This is needed to help search engines understand the content on your page and give them explicit clues about the meaning of it.
Some of that structured data will show so called “Rich Snippets” or “Rich Search Results” like stars, images and a lot more. Not only will this push your search results forward, using structured data is also a ranking factor of all major search engines, too.
Why do I need a rich snippet plugin?In short:
- To get better rankings on search engines.
- To make your search results more pretty.
- To outrank your competitors.
Of course, structured data is making your search results more pretty! But this isn’t the only use case. Structured data on your website is a raking factor nowadays!
schema.org is out for years now and has been tested very well. So it’s not a “hype” anymore. Search engines using it frequently as mentioned above.
Who built the Snippet Plugin?Hey there, my name is Flo.
I’m the developer behind the Rich Snippets WordPress Plugin and I’m maintaining it since 2011! Yes, I started working with structured data when it wasn’t this popular. But I believed it will be a huge thing in the future and and that’s how it happened.
I searched a long time for a structured data plugin for WordPress but couldn’t find the right one. So I developed it myself almost 7 years ago! And because of you, this plugin still exists. Thanks for your awesome support and your feature requests that keep me going!
This plugin will skyrocket structured data on your site, too! If you have any questions and/or ideas to make this plugin even better, feel free to contact me, write a feature request on the support page or just get started!
What are Rich Snippets and Structured Data?
A Rich Snippet displays additional data such as images, star-ratings, etc. in search results. In order to get this to work, you must incorporate schema.org (in any of the following open standards: microdata, microformats or RDFa, and JSON-LD ) in your web pages. Sounds complicated? Yes, it is. At least for most people who don’t know how to code. But not with this plugin!
That’s why this the Rich Snippets WordPress Plugin is made for! Since version 2.0 no coding is needed. No single line. Just the basic knowledge of the schema syntax. Don’t know how this works? I got you covered!
What can the plugin do for me?
A few years ago you would have needed at least a deep understanding of schema.org and how to add microdata to your HTML markup. Wow, that was a hard time!
- Now you can point-an-click your own snippets.
- You don’t need any coding skills.
- You don’t need to integrate anything with your theme. It just works.
Sounds nearly impossible, right? But I have a solution to that:
Use the Rich Snippets WordPress Plugin today and you don’t need a single line of code! Just the basic knowledge of the schema syntax. Don’t know how this works? I got you covered! Watch this video now.
What makes this plugin so special?
You can’t find another plugin that can do all of this:
- Supports the full schema.org syntax.
- Supports all extensions: auto, bib, health, iot, meta and even the pending ones.
- Global Snippets functionality: Create one snippet and populate them automatically to your posts, pages or custom post types.
- Overridable properties: Want to overwrite properties from a global snippet on a per-post-basis? Yeah, it just works!
- Don’t know how to start? I even have a free structured data course. Free for all customers!
Can’t I just use a free plugin for that?Yes, you could if you:
- are happy with just making “normal” snippets like stars, recipes, etc.
- don’t want to create any special snippets like NewsArticles, HowTos, Movies, WebPages, Events, Services, etc.
- are happy how other plugins and themes are layouting stuff in the frontend.
To sum it up: if you want the total freedom: use SNIP, the number one Rich Snippets and Structured Plugin for WordPress on the market.
What do customers say?
Latest, awesome updates
Last minor update: Oct. 3, 2018.
- Sept. 2018: AMP support
- Sept: 2018: More WooCommerce support
- Aug. 2018: Partial Gutenberg support and big developer update
- Feb. 2018: Super duper inline-help with feature request; EU privacy update
- Dec. 2017: Partial WooCommerce; 5-star / 100-star rating widget
- Aug. 2017: Version 2.0 point & click version!
- Nov. 2012: Initial release
- View the full version history
- Please read the requirements before you buy (PHP 7, etc.).
- There is no guarantee that Rich Snippets will show up on your search results as this is totally up to the search engines.
Structured data news
Awesome fact in September ‘18Bing has announced, that their Webmaster Tools now has a JSON+LD tool that allows everyone to check if the structured data, that has been included on a site, has a valid syntax.
Awesome fact in May ‘18Last month SearchEngineJournal wrote about the fact that structured data can improve targeting. And the coolest thing is that Google confirmed it! Here are some more facts
Awesome fact from Nov. ‘17
From a research paper put together with the team at WordLift, presented at SEMANTiCS 2017, TorqueMag documented that structured data is compelling from the digital marketing standpoint.
For the design-focused website freeyork.org, after three months of using structured data and Rich Snippets on their WordPress website they saw the following improvements:
- +12.13% new users
- +18.47% increase in organic traffic
- +2.4 times increase in page views
- +13.75% of sessions duration.
Isn’t it awesome? You can do it, too! With this plugin.
Changelog and Roadmap
- Planned: Allow to target Archive pages, Category pages, Homepage, Search Results page
- Planned: Include Tags of posts.
- Planned: Categories of a post.
- Planned: Breadcrumbs
- Planned: Live-Check if snippet is correct.
- Planned: Inline-Support with a lot more videos that explain how to use the plugin.
- Fixed an issue where referenced snippets were not merged into the original snippet
- Fix an issue where third party filter-methods are not executed accordingly
- Fixed an issue where the plugin did not show the latest version of itself.
- New: Allow to deactivate a license right within the plugin.
- New: AMP Support for the “Classic” AMP plugin as well as the new 1.0 AMP Plugin by Automattic (Paired and Native mode).
- New: Allow to print snippets in the footer
- New: Allow to add product attributes from WooCommerce
- Updated language translations
- Fixed an issue where the plugin sometimes created a ‘Thing’ on properties
- New: Allow developers to add their own JSON+LD values.
- New: Allow to edit the @id JSON+LD value from a global snippet.
- New: Partial Gutenberg support.
- Attention: Deprecated plugin version was removed.
- Fix: Position Metabox: Single post types could not be selected properly
- Updated language translations.
- Fix: Yoast SEO Primary category did not return a value
- Added link to feature requests page
- Feature request page: child comments are now hidden
- GDPR: add checkbox for GDPR compliance when a feature request is ready for being sent
- Fix: Support menu did not appear
- Support page: added missing </h1>
- Fix: Only redirect global snippets submenu if plugin has been activated
- Usability: Added placeholder for the new-property-input field so that users know that this is not a value-field
- Separated global snippets submenu from the main menu to allow setting up different capabilities. See this post for more information.
- Fix: set correct filter and action hook names for menu items.
- Updated language translations
- Create new “global snippets” sub menu and redirect to the new main menu.
- Fixed “Not found” error when adding new properties.
- Fix issue with PHP-warnings popping up if no snippet-properties are defined.
- Allow to set “Direct text input” and “Post meta field” for DayOfWeek class
- Allow to select “Direct text input” for schema.org/Time class
- Fix: hentry and vcard CSS classes have always been removed, even when the settings-checkbox wasn’t checked
- Removed “Surround comment section” option as this is no longer valid schema
- Remove option to surround main content (as this is no longer supported)
- Rollback: Remove blue colors; bring table column for the name back; remove animations
- Add 5-Star-Rating/100-Points-Rating to schema.org/Rating property as well
- Fix: 5-Star-Rating/100-Points Rating did not work when a property has just been added
- Automatically check parents overridable when child-property has marked overridable
- Added more predefined global snippets. Corrected others.
- Updated language translations
- New: Made snippet view more user friendly.
- New: Allow to choose more snippet sub-classes.
- New: Feature Requests in the plugin.
- New: Allow to search the FAQ right within the plugin.
- New: Made plugin compatible with the latest EU privacy law.
- Fix: Select box can now be closed properly.
- Fix: plugin update window generated a PHP fatal error if third party plugin may use the ‘plugins_api’ filter the wrong way
- Fix: make sure WordPress refreshes its CSS/JS cache when changes have been made to the plugin CSS and JS files
- Fix: Make sure 2xx response codes a recognized correctly when connecting to the WP-Buddy API
- WooCommerce rating fix: ratingCount and ratingValue were filtered if there were no ratings.
- Post content fix: shortcodes were not transformed properly.
- Fix: plugin removed QuickEdit on all post types.
- Fix: Star rating / 100points rating did not work on singular posts
- Allow meta_value to be added on more snippet properties
- Fixed some issues regarding meta values
- Fix issue with wrong parameter-name for WooCommerce offers (priceCurrency instead of currency)
- Custom ID: only return the value the user had integrated to be more flexible when choosing a name.
- Fix: Some pages did not load correctly on every second page impression if it had a custom snippet and one of the properties had a “Custom ID” value.
- Adding timeout to WP-Buddy requests (just in case the server doesn’t respond within 5 seconds)
- Fix issue with AggregateRating and Duration times not being transformed to the right format when outputting the value to JSON+LD.
- Fix: Do not show empty snippets (snippets that do not have any properties) on the frontend)
- Fix JS error (no error class found)
- Fix: Site-Icon URL appeared on top of frontend pages.
- Fixed: Referenced snippets did not show up
- Updated German language translations
- Updated predefined article snippet to not longer use the “reference to post content” option
- Fixed an issue where some users got a weird output on their pages.
- Fixed an issue with broken JSON+LD code on the frontend.
- Marked “Reference to Current Post Content” in the dropdown as deprecated.
- Removed frontend content snippet.
- Automatically include the post content, even when “Reference to Current Post Content” has been chosen.
- Updated missing language translations.
- New: Allow to overwrite global snippet values. Yeah!
- New: There is now a 5-star- and 100-points-rating. Super simple to setup.
- New: Partial WooCommerce integration (allows to automatically create Offers for simple and variation products, SKU and the built-in WooCommerce rating system).
- New: Allow to read metadata from posts (that means you can read from simple Advanced Custom Fields now).
- New: Allow to include Yoast SEO metadata.
- PHP 7.2. support.
- Fixed: references are not working any longer. So all texts will be included directly into the snippets.
- Small bugfixes and updated language translations.
- Fix: Post snippets showed different values (internal caching issue)
- Fixed the error “Missing parameters: schema_type, return_type” on some hosts (GoDaddy and maybe others)
- Fixed an issue where properties could not be loaded when WooCommerce is installed
- Allow to re-activate the old plugin if – in any case – the user still need it.
- Fix issue with post types other than ‘global snippets’ will have hidden publish settings
- Added Required PHP tab in plugin header. Added readme.txt
- Clear global snippet cache once the user hits the “reinstall predefined” button
- Allow to select a post meta field
- Don’t cache anything from frontend if debug mode is set to ON.
- Fix issue with video preview image is too big on global snippets page
- Updated german language translations
- Add a help message to the global snippet section
- Fix: Adding a ruleset did not work on post-new.php edit screen
- Fix: item properties which allow to select a “thing” should show all schema types
- Fixed issue with plugin not removing its data after uninstallation
- Fixed a PHP fatal error when the plugin tried to use the WP-Buddy API
- Add some more elp descriptions on the settings page
- Move deprecated plugin to its own directory. Otherwise WordPress will recognize it as a standalone plugin during manual upload installation.
- Remove unused code due to the fact that the icon was placed directly into the menu item.
- Remove snip logo from intro page.
- Display users first name on intro page.
- Fix: Do not send the purchase code but use auth headers to send the purchase code in order to get the proper file for updating
- Fix: Got error while updating a file (purchase code must be sent via authorization header)
- Fix an issue where WordPress tries to update a plugin but no plugin URL was received by the API
- Added missing DocBlocks
- Fix: Settings page did not appear when language has been changed
- Added help video
- Fix: bring back settings page after renaming first menu item (!)
- Added snip icon and renamed first menu item. Changed language translations accordingly.
- Fix layout problem in sub-properties
- Fix table layout problem in Chrome
- Load translation files on REST init
- Fix issue of not loading JS files
- Fix translation errors
- Add “old PHP version” warning on plugin list
- JS: Properly renamed $this to self
- Added missing translation
- Renamed REST routes
- Updated language translations
- Update licensing texts.
- Move view.php to subfolder
- Allow to uninstall the old part
- Remove error logging when doing REST requests to wp-buddy
- Fix PHP warning when WordPress checks for updates internally
- Link to the blogpost that helps users to upgrade
- Fix PHP warnings when plugin gets renamed.
- Back compat: rename main plugin file
- Fix issue where an update has shown up even if there was no update.
- Fix description spelling mistake
- Completely rewrote the plugin from the ground up. Old version is still included and marked as deprecated.
- Fixed an issue where the plugin checks for updates multiple times
- General compatibility with WordPress 4.6.
- Fix a WordPress warning on
- Fix: load translation files even when the plugin folder has been renamed
- Fixed an issue with the event example shortcode.
- General compatibility with WordPress 4.4
- New: Allow to disable shortcodes when feed is displayed
- New: added uninstall.php for a clean uninstallation
- General compatibility with WordPress 4.3
- Fix: Some CSS will break the normal “Add media” modal window.
- Some cosmetical CSS changes
- General compatibility with WordPress 4.3
- General compatibility to WordPress 4.1 (tested with RC-1)
- Fix: Now allowing to edit “delete_posts” capability
- Fix: Fixes an issue when used together with wpMandrill (giving you the error: “wp_mail() has been declared by another process or plugin, so you won’t be able to use Mandrill until the problem is solved.”)
- Replaced a deprecated jQuery function that was used in the plugin
- Fixed a problem where a post couldn’t be saved when capability handling has been deactivated
- New retina icon in the backend
- Updated WP-Buddy Framework again. Fixes a bug where the plugin checks for updates too often on certain WP installations
- Updated WP-Buddy Framework (especially the update functionality which – in some cases – checks for updates too often)
- New: Easy-to-use Editor button for WordPress’ built-in visual editor
- Some language updates
- Fixed an issue where the capability handling did not work in WordPress 3.7
- Fixed an issue where the plugin breaks because of WordPress 3.7
- Solved an issue where the page load takes a real long time because the plugin permanently checks for updates
- Making the plugin compatible with WordPress 3.6
- Updated WP-Buddy Plugin Framework
- Moved languages files to a new directory
- Updated the examples
- Made language files available on github
- Solved an issue that the menu will not show up. Click here to read more on this in the FAQ section (question 7.)
- Update to the latest WP-Buddy Plugin Framework (compatibility with other WP-Buddy products)
- Improved compatibility with other WP-Buddy products
- Solves the problem that WooCommerce could not be edited
- Some other bugfixes
- Updated the examples that get installed automatically during the first activation of the plugin
- New: Integrated some helpful links on the shortcode editing screen
- Some other bugfixes
- Solves the problem that the examples could not be installed
- New: Adds the possibility to manage who can add new shortcodes
- New: completely replaced the capability functionality in v.1.1 with a new capability engine which writes the new capabilities directly into the database (where it should be). Now it‘s possible to use WordPress‘ current_user_can() function to check whether a user can modify the current page type.
- New: Adds the possibility to manage who can access the shortcode post type (uses WordPress‘ built-in capabilities and roles)
- The shortcode menu-icon has been updated
- Adds the possibility to use shortcodes in text widgets, too.
- The first version of this plugin