WordPress Social Sharing Optimization (WPSSO)

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Improve the appearance and ranking of WordPress Posts, Pages, and eCommerce Products in Google Search and social website shares

Author:JS Morisset (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:5.0
WordPress version tested:5.8.1
Plugin version:8.39.1
Added to WordPress repository:29-12-2013
Last updated:16-09-2021
Rating, %:92
Rated by:263
Plugin URI:https://wpsso.com/extend/plugins/wpsso/
Total downloads:2 994 105
Active installs:10 000+
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WPSSO helps you rank higher and improves click-through-rates by presenting your content at its best on social sites and in search results – no matter how URLs are shared, re-shared, messaged, posted, embedded, or crawled.

WPSSO provides meta tags and structured data markup for:

  • Facebook / Open Graph
  • Google Knowledge Graph
  • Google Rich Results (aka Rich Snippets)
  • LinkedIn / oEmbed Data
  • Mobile Web Browsers
  • Pinterest Rich Pins
  • Twitter Cards
  • Schema.org Markup (for 500+ Schema Types)
  • WhatsApp and Messaging Apps
  • WordPress REST API and More!

WPSSO reads existing content, plugin, and service API data:

There’s no need to manually re-enter descriptions, titles, product information, or re-select images and videos! WPSSO can read your existing WordPress content, plugin data, and fetch data from remote service APIs (Bitly, Facebook, Shopper Approved, Stamped.io, Vimeo, Wistia, YouTube, and many more).

WPSSO can be your only social and search optimization plugin, or combined to improve the structured data of another SEO plugin (like All in One SEO Pack, Jetpack SEO Tools, Rank Math SEO, SEO Ultimate, SEOPress, The SEO Framework, WP Meta SEO, Yoast SEO, and more).

WPSSO is FAST, reliable, and coded for performance:

WPSSO is coded for SPEED and QUALITY ASSURANCE with advanced caching techniques, media optimization (ie. image and video SEO, 1:1, 4:3, and 16:9 images for Google, etc.), template validations, discreet contextual notices, and much more.

No cartoons or fancy marketing – just fast and reliable code. 😉

Users Love the WPSSO Core Plugin

★★★★★ – “Unlike competitors, you can literally customize just about every aspect of SEO and Social SEO if you desire to. […] This plugin has the most complete JSON-LD markup out of any of them, so you won’t have any errors and warnings in search console for WordPress or WooCommerce sites. You can go crazy customizing everything, or you can just set and forget. There aren’t many plugins that allow the best of both worlds.” – kw11

★★★★★ – “This plugin makes getting sites structured data ready extremely easy, and it works flawlessly without any issues. It shows messages on the top bar every step of the way to alert you of any issues until everything is set up correctly. It made all my ecommerce products pass Google’s validation tests. Great work.” – marguy1

★★★★★ – “What a fantastic plugin. If you want to fix all the errors in search console for structured data, this is the plugin to use. Love it.” – goviral

★★★★★ – “This plugin saves me so much time, and it has really lifted my SERP rankings. Most of my keywords I now rank 1-3 position. I also noticed after about a week that my impressions have gone up at least 75%. I upgraded to the pro version which gave me even more options.” – playnstocks

WPSSO Core Plugin Features

Provides meta tags and Schema markup for WordPress posts / pages, plugin and theme custom post types, taxonomies, search results, shop pages, and much more.

Enhances the WordPress oEmbed data for LinkedIn, Discord, Drupal, Squarespace, and others.

Includes additional article and product meta tags for Slack.

Offers optimized image sizes for social sites and search engines:

  • Open Graph (Facebook and oEmbed)
  • Pinterest Pin It
  • Schema 1:1 (Google)
  • Schema 4:3 (Google)
  • Schema 16:9 (Google)
  • Schema Thumbnail
  • Twitter Summary Card
  • Twitter Large Image Summary Card

Built-in compatibility with AMP plugins:

Built-in compatibility with caching and optimization plugins:

  • Autoptimize
  • Cache Enabler
  • Comet Cache
  • Hummingbird Cache
  • LiteSpeed Cache
  • Pagely Cache
  • Perfect Images + Retina
  • SiteGround Cache
  • W3 Total Cache (aka W3TC)
  • WP Engine Cache
  • WP Fastest Cache
  • WP Rocket Cache
  • WP Super Cache

Built-in compatibility with popular SEO plugins:

  • All in One SEO Pack
  • Jetpack SEO
  • Rank Math SEO
  • SEO Ultimate
  • SEOPress
  • Slim SEO
  • Squirrly SEO
  • The SEO Framework
  • WP Meta SEO
  • Yoast SEO
  • Yoast WooCommerce SEO

Built-in compatibility for advanced WordPress configurations:

  • WordPress MU Domain Mapping
  • Network / Multisite Installations

Includes advanced QUALITY ASSURANCE features and options:

  • Checks and warns of any missing PHP modules.
  • Checks third-party plugin settings for possible conflicts.
  • Checks for minimum / maximum image dimensions and aspect ratios.
  • Shows notices for missing and required images.
  • Validates theme header templates for correct HTML markup.
  • Verifies webpage HTML for duplicate meta tags.

The WPSSO Core Standard plugin is designed to satisfy the requirements of most standard WordPress sites. If your site requires additional third-party plugin and service API integration, like WooCommerce shops, embedded video support, or advanced customization features, then you may want to get the WPSSO Core Premium plugin for those additional features.

[Premium] Detection of embedded videos in content text with API support for Facebook, Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, and Youtube videos.

[Premium] Support for the Twitter Player Card for embedded videos.

[Premium] Optional upscaling of small images to satisfy minimum image size requirements for social sharing and Schema markup.

[Premium] URL shortening with Bitly, DLMY.App, Google, Ow.ly, TinyURL, or YOURLS.

[Premium] Customize the default Open Graph and Schema document type for posts, pages, custom post types, taxonomy terms (categories, tags, etc.), and user profile pages.

[Premium] Customize the post and taxonomy types included in the WordPress sitemap XML.

[Premium] Complete Schema JSON-LD markup for WooCommerce products (WPSSO JSON add-on required).

[Premium] Integrates with other plugins and service APIs for additional image, video, e-Commerce product details, SEO settings, etc. The following modules are included with the Premium version and automatically loaded if/when the supported plugins and/or services are required.

  • Reads data from third-party plugins:

    • All in One SEO Pack
    • bbPress
    • BuddyPress
    • Co-Authors Plus
    • Easy Digital Downloads
    • Gravity Forms + GravityView
    • NextCellent Gallery – NextGEN Legacy
    • NextGEN Gallery
    • Perfect WooCommerce Brands
    • Polylang
    • Product GTIN (EAN, UPC, ISBN) for WooCommerce
    • Rate my Post
    • SEOPress
    • Simple Job Board
    • The Events Calendar
    • The SEO Framework
    • WooCommerce
    • WooCommerce Brands
    • WooCommerce Currency Switcher
    • WooCommerce UPC, EAN, and ISBN
    • WooCommerce Show Single Variations
    • WP Job Manager
    • WP Meta SEO
    • WP-PostRatings
    • WP Product Review
    • WP Recipe Maker
    • WPML
    • YITH WooCommerce Brands Add-on
    • Yoast SEO
    • Yotpo Social Reviews for WooCommerce
  • Reads data from remote service APIs:

    • Bitly
    • DLMY.App
    • Facebook Embedded Videos
    • Gravatar (Author Image)
    • Ow.ly
    • Shopper Approved (Ratings and Reviews)
    • Slideshare Presentations
    • Soundcloud Tracks (for the Twitter Player Card)
    • Stamped.io (Ratings and Reviews)
    • TinyURL
    • Vimeo Videos
    • Wistia Videos
    • WordPress Video Shortcode (and Self-Hosted Videos)
    • Your Own URL Shortener (YOURLS)
    • YouTube Videos and Playlists

Free Complementary Add-ons

Do you need even more advanced or unique features?

Activate any of the free complementary add-on(s) you require: