Self Hosted Schema.org and Microformats Free Checking Tools can easily be hosted on any free Platform as a Service (PaaS) or cloud server or with your website. We typically in schooling said these type of tools as scripts. Nowadays with the possible more usage of mobile devices, people refer them as Apps. What ever they are, they might be useful for you.
Why to Use Self Hosted Schema.org and Microformats Free Checking Tools
Self Hosted Schema.org and Microformats Free Checking Tools are useful as Google’s tool sometime fails and returns error. The amount of people use it per second, it is probably strange that still it at least can check smaller documents. So apart from your perfect own setup to check your webpages or plugins, you can actually run them locally or host on AppFog, Open Shift or Heroku like PaaS or on your website’s subfolder or subdirectory and relieve Google a bit too.
In this guide we will talk about two tools which you can use one as self hosted Schema.org and Microformats checking tool : that one is based on PHP and another one is on Ruby and can be used locally.
How to Use These Self Hosted Schema.org and Microformats Free Checking Tools
You grab the source codes from my Github repository :
This is Ruby Gems :
Pure PHP based :
Please search this website (this means the webpage you are on, scroll up and you will see a search field) for any thing related you need to know. We have nearly closer kind of full guides.
For example, if you want to use on your Mac, you obviously will need to modify and install some components before like we wrote in our guide Fixing UNIX Commands After OSX 10.8 Update. Like we wrote in the guide on How to Install WordPress on Mac OS X With Command Line LAMP Configuration, skipping the unnecessary parts; you can run the PHP one on localhost (on Mac). Obviously Windows and Linux can be used to run them. All are written and published in this website, search as per your need.
Coming to Mida, as it is Ruby Gems; you can have an overview on the guide (plus video) on Installing Command Line Tool for Red Hat OpenShift PaaS on OSX to get an idea how a typical package is usually installed. Obviously that is a separate article, you will not follow the full commands.
You have to install Nokogiri before installing Mida. Nokogiri is a HTML, XML, SAX Reader Cum Parser :
Nokogiri is not easy to install on OS X. Some guide here :
After that install Mida. Usage is like this from commandline :