Semantic WordPress Themes, html5
You have to wonder what this post is doing about wordpress themes while I'm usually talking about fishing.
I have already addressed on this blog in an old post the topic and I wanted to renew the experience
At the time I had discussed the directories and how to mount a directory with cms and WordPress themes
Today we will see themes and microformats, semantics html5.
I'm not going to go into too much detail of semantics not to say too much nonsense, but like you, I'm an average user and I like to know what I do on my sites.
Basically that's it.
If you place your title in an h1 tag the computer will understand that this is an important title.
It is true that for your readers it is not really important, but for search engines there it is paramount.
With the arrival of html5 the semantics changed again not at the level of h1, h2 or h3, but with the birth of new tags.
Without going into detail, I give you a few.
Well I agree, all this is for developers, but if you are like me a little curious, I'm sure you've already tinkered with your theme. At least the css.
WordPress themes now
If you're a user, you know WordPress is well done.
It lets you install a theme in two minutes, but that's where it all starts.
It's all going to depend on what you want to do:
- a blog
- a directory
- a magazine
- a shop
and so on…..
We start here on the basis of WordPress free themes.
It's sure that you will find more easily what you are looking for in themeforest.net, it is not the only one.
You find a multitude of dealers on the web.
For my part, I only use the free wordpress theme.
We find a good quality of themes, but they are not always well coded, even paying.
If you use firefox do the test with the web developer/info/map extension of the document, you'll see immediately the number of h1 or h2 missing or even both.
If the theme is right for you, you can always change it as you wish.
So to continue my reasoning, we found a theme, but it lacks the ariane thread, the author box.
It's not a big deal, by working a little on the theme, we can fix it all without plugin.
There is no need to always install a plugin for a function, a small piece of code placed in the right place is often enough.
When you search, prefer to choose a theme coded in html5, then it will be easier to add the microdatas.
I recommend this post that deals very well with the subject.
As Wikipedia so aptly tells us:
Microdata is an HTML5 feature created to deliver semantic content in HTML documents.
We will see that we can use another way of doing, with or without plugin.
For the record, Google advocates the use of microdata.
You're going to ask me what this is for, and you'll be right.
It's just about marking your items, your recipes with:
- The date,
- The author of the article,
- description and other things
Google can use your markup in its results to display it.
A big plus for your SEO, you'll agree.
That's what the result is.