Finally there is an easy way how to implement Google Authorship in Joomla sites. I created plugin SD Google Authorship, for easy use and quick setup on Joomla site. Its simply working for multiple authors as well.
Plugin is compatible with Joomla 1.5, Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x.
Since plugin version 3.2 it's properly supports K2 extension
There are only few steps you have need do to get authorship marking for Goole ready on your Joomla site.
- Download SD Google Authorship plugin and install it
- Allow "System - SD Google Authorship" plugin in Joomla Plug-in management
- Create contact for each author and associate it with user and set Website URL as your Google Plus profile
In case you are setuping authorship on different domain, than is your email domain, you should take a look into your G+ profile and verify your page. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1408986?expand=option2, see Option 2
Thats all. If you want be sure, that all is working properly, get some URL with article and put it to Google rich snippet testing tool.
If you like this extension, you can send me some donation as thanks for my work.
Please don't forget rate this plugin on JED http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-display/content-infos/authors/23742
Because of EU MOSS VAT Changes, you shall use this plugin free for commercial purposes as well. Unfortunatelly because of this I will not create any future versions and support in comments will be very limited.
- removed form from administration to pay for commercial use, it's free for now.
- Fixed notice message
- Save and Close buttons working now from plugin management details
- supports K2 extension