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Settings

This page describes settings for Structured Data generation. You can access these settings by clicking the Settings button in the toolbar of the Structured data page of 4SEO admin.

The settings dialog has 3 tabs which are described below.

Configuration

This is the global configuration for structured data generation by 4SEO. Here you can globally enable or disable structured data generation entirely, or specific types of them:

Tells Google how to perform a search on your site. With this information, they can offer a search box directly inside their search results page. This can help searchers access your content faster and more conveniently sometimes.

Here is an example:

View of search results with a sitelinks search box

Generating this structured data is entirely automatic and should be left enabled, unless you do not have a search function on your site.

Google Sitelinks search box documentation

Tells Google the path to the current page, in terms of categories and parent pages. Generating this structured data is entirely automatic and should be left enabled, unless you have a good reason to do otherwise?

Google Breadcrumb structured data documentation

Per-page structured data

This is the global on/off switch for generating per page structured data, as determined by either the built-in rules described below, or the Structured data rules you created yourself.

Built-in rules

When you enable per-page structured data generation above, you still have to create rules that tell 4SEO which type of structured data needs to be created and where, on which page.

However, 4SEO comes equipped with built-in rules to automatically create:

In addition, if a video is detected inside an article, a VideoObject record will also be created automatically.

You can disable these built-in rules if you want a different type of structured data to be created for Joomla regular articles.

LocalBusiness markup

Enable this feature if your organization is a business. This will cause 4SEO to include in your home page structured data describing. This information can be used by search engines to provide detailed information to searchers such as your address (and directions in Maps application), phone number, opening hours,...

If you enable this, make sure to fill-in all the required information on the next tabs.

Google Sitelinks search box documentation

Default organization

The default organization is the organization that will be used by 4SEO to create structured data throughout your site, unless you specify one using per-page rules and when needed.

Much information can be entered and not all of them are required. Provide as much information as possible that apply to you but not more. For instance, leave Opening hours empty if you are not open to the public.

Information you need to provide in all cases are:

  • Name: obviously!
  • Address: A physical, postal address

We strongly recommend you also provide:

  • Business type: select the type closest to your activity in the list
  • Logo: must be at least 112x112 pixels in size. Larger is better
  • URL: address of your websiten but can be something else such as your Facebook or Twitter page
  • Telephone: if you can be reached by phone
  • Opening hours: if applicable

Opening hours can be added in a very flexible but fast way:

  • either with predefined days (weekdays, all week) and hours (24/24, 9 to 5, 8 to 6)

4SEO dialog for entering business opening hours using predefined values

  • or entirely custom, with up to 2 opening periods per day

4SEO dialog for entering business opening hours using custom values

Most structured data types require either an organization or a person (see next paragraph) to be provided. If your site content belongs to an orgnization, make sure to fill in details about your organization in order for your pages to be valid.

Schema.org Organization documentation

Default person

The default person is the person details that will be used by 4SEO to create structured data throughout your site, unless you specify one using per-page rules and when needed.

Most structured data types require either an organization or a person (see next paragraph) to be provided. If your site content is authored by or is under the responsibility of a specific person, make sure to fill in details about that person in order for your pages to be valid.

Schema.org Person documentation