How To Add Schema Markup

Adding schema markup

This article is to help GeoTheme users add schema markup ( to their directories it will be added to as and when I have time so please be patient.
it is relevant to add sites and blogs but certain parts will only be relevant to GeoTheme.

In the mean time here is the starting point. Test Pages of my directory site with the Google tool and compare to your own as you go on my directory site The Bathroom Home Directory.

Home page:
All you can do here is add into your header for Google + and declare you are a website.
So in your header.php download it from the GeoTheme directory.

Open it in a plain text editor.

Next add in your Google + publisher details.

This next part is used for multi author blogs like Geotheme. Although it will work fine for any other single author WordPress blog.

You could use a link similar to above for author rather than a php query like below just change publisher to author.

Save and upload the file to your child theme directory.


Schema markupIf you are not sure where to get you publisher id, visit your Google + account and click on profile look for the long number.

That should then test you page with the schema markup testing tool.

Hopefully all should be good on the home page, also you will notice that if you have any place, event pages that someone has added where the have filled out the Google + details in their profiles the author schema markup should show as well.

I will add to this post soon to do some more for your breadcrumbs and other items for schema rich snippets like ratings etc….

I have noticed that in Blog category pages The Google structured data tool was recording the author details multiple times for each except that was being shown purely because it has rel=author then it was echoing the author link, so I found an easy way to deal with this is altering the blog_listing.php (GeoTheme) template which is very common in all blogs to have.

This will echo out on the page your author page url, which now Google knows who you are and your G+ id, so the simple solution is to alter it from a link to just your name by using instead the below.

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GeoDirectory Talk

GeoDirectory @ #WPLDN

Tim Clark & Stiofan O’Connor Present GeoDirectory at WordPress London

Klick Design had a great evening at the WordPress London Meetup. Stiofan O’Connor & Tim Clark gave a talk on building online directories and the release of GeoDirectory. We’ve had a great response, many of you have been inspired to build a whole range of directories in a variety of industries and we can’t wait to help you grow them into something special.

Thanks to WordPress London and everybody who attended!

Special thanks to Keith Devon @keithdevon and Graham Armfield @coolfields

Updating Geotheme

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This question is asked a lot and the thread we have on the forum is long, so I though it best to create a how to.


If you have edited your core GeoTheme theme then you are doing something wrong and you will need to move any alterations into you child theme folder before carrying out this process, If you are not using a child theme even if you have not customised any files then you need to use a child theme for this process to not loose any settings.
I would always recommend backing up both Database and Directories first.

You will need an FTP Client.

Here are ftp clients that are free any easy to use.

I do not recommend using Control panel or any other means for updating GeoTheme.

I am using Ipswitch WS_FTP PRO but the same principles will apply.

You will need your connection details to connect via FTP.

Host Name: This usually or your sites IP Address

UserName: YourUsername

Password: YourPassword

If you are unsure of these details please contact your sites host.

Okay so you have a connection via FTP.

Download GeoTheme

Now download the latest version of Geo Theme from the Account area at the top of the forum page when logged in.

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Now save it to a new local folder.

The file is compressed so next you will have to extract (Unzip) the files, Right click and extract to here or unzip to here depending on which program you use.

Okay now rename the Geotheme Directory on your computer to GeoTheme_New.

Open your Ftp Client and in the left pane navigate to GeoTheme_New on your right pane navigate to your sites Themes directory /wp-content/themes.

You can now select the GeoTheme_New folder and upload it to the themes directory, This will take some time depending on your connection speed and server.
*Note if your connection times out or disconnects whilst uploading then you are best to start again.

Activating by swapping over the file names

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Now Rename the current GeoTheme folder in /wp-content/themes to GeoTheme_Old and rename the GeoTheme_New to GeoTheme, once this is done you should now be on the latest version, check to see that your site is operating as you would expect.

You can for a safeguard download the old version of GeoTheme_Old and then delete this from your server.

Congratulations you are now updated.


Please if you have any issues then refer back to The GeoTheme forum do not comment here.

If you think this can be improved then feel free to comment here.

GeoDirectory Presentation – WordPress London

GeoDirectory @ #wpldn WordPress LondonWe will be doing a presentation about the all new GeoDirectory for #wpldn (WordPress London) on Tuesday the 25th March 1014.

Attending will be Stiofan O’Conner (GeoTheme), Tim Clark and Ben Clark (Klick Design), #wpldn is an mixed audience of WordPress Developers and users.

The discussion will be covering from conception to completion and will be discussing the GeoDirectory Plugin and in many features.

Stiofan will be giving a technical overview on the functions built-in to Geo Directory plugin and  answering any questions relating to the process of building the Plugin, which will also cover the history behind the concept.

Tim will be discussing the products features and uses and designing with GeoDirectory.

We will also cover the different ways that current GeoTheme users are making money from the product or simply just enjoying developing great sites.

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