[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4695: Add FAQPage schema markup to plugin pages

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#4695: Add FAQPage schema markup to plugin pages
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp    |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect            |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |  Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |   Keywords:  seo
 Plugin pages, like https://wordpress.org/plugins/autoptimize/, often
 contain FAQ content.

 When this is the case, we should output FAQ schema markup, with an aim to
 encourage Google to show FAQ questions+answers in the search results
 (therefore achieving extra visibility and clickthrough-rates).

 == Approach
 - Add an additional node to the existing schema markup on plugin pages,
 for `"@type": "FAQPage"`.

 - Add a `mainEntity` property to house the questions.
   - Loop through each question/answer, and construct a `Question` node
 with an `acceptedAnswer` property.

 = Example output

   "@context": "https://schema.org",
   "@type": "FAQPage",
   "mainEntity": [{
     "@type": "Question",
     "name": "What does the plugin do to help speed up my site?",
     "acceptedAnswer": {
       "@type": "Answer",
       "text": "It concatenates all scripts and styles, minifies and
 compresses them, adds expires headers, caches them, and moves styles to
 the page head, and scripts (optionally) to the footer. It also minifies
 the HTML code itself, making your page really lightweight."
   }, {
     "@type": "Question",
     "name": "But I’m on HTTP/2, so I don’t need Autoptimize?",
     "acceptedAnswer": {
       "@type": "Answer",
       "text": "HTTP/2 is a great step forward for sure, reducing the
 impact of multiple requests from the same server significantly by using
 the same connection to perform several concurrent requests. That being
 said, <a href="http://engineering.khanacademy.org/posts/js-packaging-
 http2.htm">concatenation of CSS/ JS can still make a lot of sense</a>, as
 described in <a href="https://css-tricks.com/http2-real-world-performance-
 test-analysis/">this css-tricks.com article</a> and this <a
 performance/">blogpost from one of the Ebay engineers</a>. The conclusion;
 configure, test, reconfigure, retest, tweak and look what works best in
 your context. Maybe it’s just HTTP/2, maybe it’s HTTP/2 + aggregation and
 minification, maybe it’s HTTP/2 + minification (which AO can do as well,
 simply untick the “aggregate JS-files” and/ or “aggregate CSS-files”
 options). And Autoptimize can do a lot more then “just” optimizing your JS
 & CSS off course 😉"
   }, {
     "@type": "Question",
     "name": "Will this work with my blog?",
     "acceptedAnswer": {
       "@type": "Answer",
       "text": "Although Autoptimize comes without any warranties, it will
 in general work flawlessly if you configure it correctly. See
 “Troubleshooting” below for info on how to configure in case of problems."

 == Sanitization concerns
 All HTML tags should be stripped from fields, with the exception of the
 `text` property of an `acceptedAnswer`, which should:
 - Accept `<a>`, `<strong>` and `<em>` tags.
 - Disallow/remove any values/properties/attributes of these tags (other
 than the `href` attribute on `<a>` tags).
 - Remove invalid markup (e.g., an `<a>` without a closing `</a>`).

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4695>
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