We’ve had basic support for aggregate review metadata (using schema.org types) since 2017. We’ve now converted this data into the more modern JSON-LD format, and added it for individual reviews as well. The latter should help make reviews more discoverable in search engines. Thanks to Nortix for the suggestion.
Team: DevelopersWelcome to the engine room!
We develop the
lib.reviews platform. That’s both server-side and client-side code and design (!), as well as any additional tools, apps, etc. If you’re technically minded but want to help more with docs, developer outreach, user needs analysis, you’re also more than welcome to join.
For now we use this team primarily to keep a diary of our work.
Number of members: 2 (view list)
You agree to license all technical contributions under CC-0 (public domain); see: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
We’ve opted for these terms for our codebase to make re-use and extension minimally complex.
This team has not published any reviews yet.
schema.org JSON-LD data added to review subjects, individual reviews
Preview bug with uploaded files fixed
The new social media image support seems to be working well, but it had an issue where it would sometimes lose track of files you uploaded from the editor, especially when using preview (the dropdown list to select a social media image would be empty even though you uploaded files). This should now be fixed, but please file a bug report if you encounter any new or old problems.
Initial support for social media images added
One feature common to social media sites like Twitter and Mastodon is support for rich previews that tell you more about the link that you’re about to click on.
Rich previews typically include an image as well as an excerpt.
When you create or edit a review, you can now select the image that will be used for previews on social media and other sites that implement Open Graph.
To select a social media image:
Upload the image, either on the review subject page (like this one), or in the review editor by clicking the “Cloud upload” icon.
In the review editor, click “Additional settings”.
Select the image from the available options.
Save or publish your review.
That’s it. When you include a link to the review in social media, you should now see a preview like this one:
Please note that this currently only works for individual review links, not for review subject pages.
This is still a brand-new feature, so expect the unexpected! Let us know if you encounter any issues.
(As part of this update, team settings can now also be found in the “Additional settings” section to de-clutter the review editor a bit.)
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