Veertualia /locals

 

Features


What can Veertualia /locals do for you?

Veertualia /locals Joomla! plugin lets you add schema.org place and local business structured data to your articles by using just a simple shortcode. Examples of local business types include restaurants, bars, movie theaters, hotels, stores, shopping centers, tourist attracions and many, many more.

Cool! But what is structured data and why does it matter?

Structured data is a way to add information to your content so that machines (read: search engines) can better understand it.
As stated by Google, when your pages contain structured data, search engines can use it to better index your content or to make it more prominent in search results.

Since all major search engines support the schema.org vocabulary for structured data, Veertualia /locals embeds this data into your article by using JSON-LD (JavaScript Object Notation – Linked Data) encoding, a simpler way to add information to a web page without using HTML markup so that it is completely isolated from the page HTML and easier to maintain while providing the same quality information to data consumers, such as search engines.

And how does it work?

Quick, nice and easy. No need to modify your template, now or in future. Just edit your article in Joomla! backend, head for the Veertualia /locals tab and choose a local business type.
Then input its address (or coordinates) and fill the fields that Veertualia /locals makes available to you (the more the better).
Then Place the [locals-card] shortcode wherever you want the information to appear in your article and use the [locals-card-map] additional shortcode, if you want to embed a Google Map (plain or with directions) into the article. That’s it!

A clean and elegant info panel will be added to your article (you have several different overridable templates to choose from: BS3, BS2, Google Material Design Lite and CSS), while the related structured data will be transparently embedded in the article in JSON-LD encoding.

And if you want to show a global map of your categorized, geo-tagged content anywhere on your site, just use the Veertualia /maps module. See it in action.

If your content is about restaurant reviews, cool places to visit, stores to stop by or is a local places directory, with Veertualia /locals you’re really just a few clicks away to better promote it on the web by boosting its SEO.

Features

  • JSON-LD structured data embedding
  • Local Business and Places Schema.org vocabulary
  • Localization by geocoding or by reverse-geocoding
  • Overridable layouts (info card and map)
  • 700 map markers from Map Icons Collection
  • Custom map styles
  • Two map layouts (Plain and with directions)
  • Use article rating as location rating
  • Two separate, independent shortcodes for card and map
  • Multiple card layouts available (BS3, BS2, Google MDL and CSS)
  • Social sharing with url shortening
  • Multiple KML and GeoRSS custom layers overlay
  • Transit, traffic, bicycle layers
  • Frontend and backend in english and spanish
  • Tested on all modern Joomla! frameworks
  • Validates 100% with Google Structured Data Testing Tool

 

Save money by purchasing Veertualia /locals bundled with Veertualia /maps.

 

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Veertualia /locals

  • 6 months support/updates

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  • 6 months support/updates

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Details

Installation
Please refer to Veertualia documentation area for installation instructions
Complete backend options
Publish / unpublish plugin data switch
Choose local business type (schema.org vocabulary)
Choose Layout template
Choose Card image
Input Card image height
Show/hide card (if you’re only interested in embedding structured data)
Show/hide local business type on card
Use article rating as local business rating

Social sharing
Enable/disable Social sharing

Common properties for Thing / Place / LocalBusiness
Name
Description
Image
Review
Opening hours
Telephone
Fax number
Email
Website
Alternate website
Price range
Currencies accepted
Payment accepted

Specific properties for Address
Prioritize coordinates input
Prioritize location input
Coordinates input (with map display)
Location input (with Google place autocomplete location form)
Street name
Street  number
Postal code
City / Locality
Province / County
District / Area / Zone
State / Region
Country

Specific properties for FoodEstablishment
Menu URL
Cuisine
Custom cuisines
Accepts reservations

Embedded map parameters
Map layout (standard or directions map)
Map height
Map width
Map zoom
Map center latitude
Map center longitude
Map style (Snazzymaps, Mapstylr or custom)
Map type
Signed in map
Show/hide Traffic layer
Show/hide Transit layer
Show/hide Bicycle layer
KML layers
GeoRSS layers
Map tilt
Map zoom
Show/hide Map type control
Show/hide Scale control
Show/hide Street view control
Enable/disable Rotation control
Enable/disable Draggable map
Enable/disable Scrollwheel
Disable double click zoom
Marker icon (Map Icons Collection)

Notes

Tested with T3 – GavickPro Gavern – Helix3 – Hogash Kallyas – YooTheme Warp7 – Gantry5 – Wright

A Google Maps JavaScript API key is required to use some of the maps features
You can get one by registering for free at https://console.developers.google.com/start

APIs to enable:
Google Maps Embed API – Key required
URL Shortener API – Key required
Google Maps Geocoding API – Key not required
Google Maps JavaScript API- Key not required

Screenshots

Veertualia /locals enabled article showing information card using Google Material Design Lite layout (included)

Veertualia /locals enabled article showing information card using Google Material Design Lite layout (included)

 

Veertualia /locals stylized map (Snazzymaps light dream) displaying the local business position and several KML and GeoRSS sources

Veertualia /locals stylized map (Snazzymaps light dream) displaying the local business position and several KML and GeoRSS sources

 

Veertualia /locals backend

Veertualia /locals backend

 

Veertualia /locals backend: assisted location input

Veertualia /locals backend: assisted location input

 

Veertualia /locals: validation of the structured data output with Google Structured Data Testing Tool

Veertualia /locals: validation of the structured data output with Google Structured Data Testing Tool

 

Requirements

Requirements

  • Joomla! version 3.3 or greater
  • PHP version 5.4 or greater

Please be aware that minimum required Joomla! version is 3.3
If you install Veertualia /locals on previous Joomla! versions, you will experience issues with the component functionalities.
You may still be able to use it if you are running Joomla! versions 3.1 and 3.2.
But it will not work with Joomla! versions lower or equal to 3.0.

 

Credits

Credits

Joomla!® is a free, award-winning content management system written in PHP.
Joomla! is © 2005 – 2016 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

Bootstrap veertualia_locals_featurette_0001_Layer-10is a front-end framework of Twitter, Inc. designed and built with all the love in the world by @mdo and @fat. Maintained by the core team.
Code licensed MIT, docs CC BY 3.0.

 

veertualia_locals_featurette_0002_Layer-9Material Design Lite (MDL) lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your static content websites.
It is © Google, 2015 and licensed under an Apache-2 license.

 

veertualia_locals_featurette_0004_Layer-7JSON-LD is being developed by the W3C JSON-LD Community Group.
It is a W3C Recommendation as of 16 January 2014. Participation is open to the public.

 

Snazzy Maps styles are licensed under creative commons and are completely free to use.
Snazzy Maps is an Atmist product and was created in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 

Map Icons Collection is a set of more than 1000 free and customizable icons to use as placemarks for your POI (Point of Interests) locations on your maps.
Author: Nicolas Mollet. Distributed under Creative Commons 3.0 BY-SA

 

MarkerClustererPlus for Google Maps V3
This is an enhanced V3 implementation of the V2 MarkerClusterer by Xiaoxi Wu. It is based on the V3 MarkerClusterer port by Luke Mahe. MarkerClustererPlus was created by Gary Little. Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0

Font Awesome 4.5.0
Created by Dave Gandy and licensed under SIL OFL 1.1
Code licensed under MIT License
Documentation licensed under CC BY 3.0

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