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Introducing fully integrated dynamic Schema.org support in Webnodes CMS v3.7

Webnodes is proud to be one of the very first CMS’s to have dynamic support for Schema.org. The new feature has an intuitive vocabulary mapping user interface as well as a code API and Asp.Net controls to streamline the work for site developers.

The Webnodes CMS ontology management user interface provides a clear separation between data, data model and presentation layout. Schema.org which is all about making search engines understand the meaning of your content is a natural extension to our semantic core engine. We have therefore been able to develop integrated Schema.org support that fits naturally into the rest of the system.

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The Schema.org mapping user interface.

Any CMS provider or any website for that matter, can hardcode Schema.org Microdata into their templates but this is inflexible and requires the work of developers.

With the built-in dynamic Schema.org support we provide the following benefits:

  • It is faster and more intuitive to setup the Schema.org mappings. Type-ahead suggest search features and Schema.org type/property picker dialogs help you on the way.
  • Defining the Schema.org mappings for the first time can be done without editing any HTML or other code. Schema.org mapping can be delegated to non-technical project members. A SEO professional or information architect etc. can create the mappings and developers only have to do small adjustments to the templates. 
  • Changing Schema.org mappings can be done on the fly. Our experience is that deciding which property in your data model should map to which Schema.org property can be hard. For example the area you live in may use address data in a way that does not match nicely with Schema.org address fields. Webnodes makes it easy to change mappings later on simply by logging into the edit interface. 
  • In cases of class inheritance or reuse of content classes in many templates, developers can save a lot of work since he or she can update the Schema.org mapping in one place not having to touch any templates. 
  • You get a better overview of what your classes and properties are mapped to. 
  • You are able to turn Microdata rendering on and off with one central checkbox if for example you find that the data exposed as Microdata are being misused. 
  • Microdata tags are automatically rendered so template developers don’t need to know anything about Schema.org or Microdata. 
  • Various Schema.org data types such as dates are automatically and correctly formatted. 
  • Built in validation and consistency check. The system disallows you from adding invalid combinations of Schema.org properties and types. 
  • Full flexibility: Web developers who want to have full control, for example those who want to use Schema.org Microdata alongside of microformats or RDFa (e.g. Facebook Open Graph or GoodRelations) can customize templates however the wish and instead make use of our server side .Net Schema.org API.

Webnodes CMS v3.7 provides flexible Schema.org support right out of the box without any extra modules, system configurations and without any extra cost.

To learn more about the benefits of Schema.org in general please read Get more traffic using Semantic tags. For more technical information visit our Schema.org section on our developer site. You will find a demo site here http://demo.webnodes.com/sour-cream-porridge

11/2/2011
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Categories: CMS  SEO  Schema.org 
  
Comments (2)
Web Designer
by Web Designer
11/16/2011 - 11:52 PM

Great post. I found what I was looking for. Do you mind if I post this on my website and give you credit? If not, it’s ok.
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great post
by seo consultant
9/12/2016 - 8:52 AM
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