IMPORTANT NOTE: According to the following page Google does no longer show authorship information. Due to this fact I will no longer update this plugin.
Your Google+ profile picture in Google News, your name in Googles search results
Have you ever seen profile pictures beside search results on Google and/or Google News?
This plugin helps you to generate this Google+ Author Information in search results by replacing the author link in your theme template with your Google+ profile link.
WordPress 4.0 ready!
Adds a special link to every post, page or your own custom post types so that Google can crawl your site and link it with your Google+ Profile.
It’s possible to replace the author link with your Google+ Profile link (if your theme supports this functionality – if it does not you can add it at the top or bottom of your blog post, in the widget-area, or in the header of a webpage).
The plugin will add a special field in the authors profile page on your WordPress blog. Every author can include his own Google+ Profile URL.
The plugin checks automatically if the link was installed correctly.
New in Version 2.0: Link your Google+ Page with your website!
With a click of a button you can easily check how your future search results look like by using Google`s Rich Snippet Testing Tool.
A simple Step-By-Step-Guide is included in the settings-area in your WordPress Admin-Panel which guides you through the installation.
A detailed documentation will be delivered to you if you decide to buy the item. It contains a step-by-step guide as well as a FAQ-section.
Yes! It’s languages ready. English, German, Spanish and Dutch is included with the plugin already. A ”.pot” file comes with so that you can translate it into your own language.
Yes, it is multisite compatible!
New in 2.4: Set authors for category pages, tag pages, front and home page. The meta-tag is also set for author archive pages.
New in 2.0: It’s now possible to link your Google+ Page with your webpage, too!
What are you waiting for?
Looking for other cool rich snippets?
For this please check out The Rich Snippets WordPress Plugin
OR if you want to have stars in Google’s search results: Purple Heart Rating WordPress Plugin
Looking for a documentation?
For this please check out the documentation page: Google Plus Author Information in Search Results Documentation pages
The current version is: 2.4.10 (July 28, 2014)
Click here for a full version history.
Please note that CodeCanyon sometimes is a little slow when it comes to reviewing updated items. To avoid this and to get updates quicker, please add your purchase code on the settings page of the item. You then get informed automatically when a new update is out and you also get the updated item delivered right within the WordPress update process.
IMPORTANT UPGRADE NOTICE: In version 2.4.1 and 2.4.2 the plugin was not able to upgrade itself. Please update manually if you are on one of this versions.
Please note: Google says that there is no guarantee that a Rich Snippet will be shown for your page on actual search results. It still belongs to Google if it displays on your search results.
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