how to implement faq schema in wordpress

How To Add FAQ Schema In WordPress

In my post, I show you how to add FAQ schema to WordPress, step by step.

You can implement FAQ schema in WordPress with one click with the Yoast SEO plugin.

Let’s begin.

Step One – Install The Yoast SEO Plugin

Yoast SEO is free to install and use.

Hover your mouse over Plugins and select Add New.

Add new plugin

Type Yoast into the search box.

Yoast SEO appears on the left. Click Install Now.

Search for Yoast

Then click Activate.

Activate the Yoast plugin

Once activated, Yoast SEO appears on your WordPress admin menu.

SEO in your WordPress admin

Step Two – Create A Heading For Your FAQ

Click the + icon to create a Heading.

Create a block

Type Heading into the search box.

From the list, click the Heading icon.

Create a heading block

Type Frequently Asked Questions.

Ensure that your heading is an H2.

Type your heading

Step Three – Create A FAQ Schema Block

Click the + icon.

Create a block

Type Yoast.

Search 'Yoast'
Search 'Yoast'

Click Yoast FAQ from the list.

Now you have added FAQ schema to your WordPress blog post.

FAQ schema block

Step Four – Add Questions And Answers

Type your questions and answers into the block.

On the right, there is an option to add an image.

To add more questions, click the Add Question link.

Type questions and answers

How To Add An Image to The FAQ Schema

Click Add Image.

Add image

Select an image from your media library or upload a new one.

The image appears below the answer section.

Image appears below the answer

Step Five – Publish Your Post

Once you have completed adding questions and answers, publish your changes.

When you add content to an old post, the link says Update.

Update your blog post

Now you have added faq schema to your website.

Faq schema

Step Six – Submit Your Post To Google

Submit your blog post to Google after publishing.

Request indexing through your Google Search Console account.

Paste the post URL into the bar at the top of the page.

Paste your new URL in Google search console

After pressing enter, Google checks the URL is accessible. If it is, you can request indexing.

Select the Request Indexing link, and Google will schedule a scan of your content.

Request indexing

Click Got It to clear this message.

Indexing requested

How To Check If Google Detects FAQ Schema

You can check the FAQ schema in WordPress by using your Google Search Console and Google’s rich result test tool.

Google Search Console

On your Google Search Console dashboard, under Enhancements, click FAQ.

Select FAQ

Next, click Valid.

Select valid

Green indicates no errors. To view a list of indexed URLs with FAQ schema, click Complete.

Select complete

Listed are all URLs with FAQ schema.

Indexed URLs with faq schema

Alternatively, paste the blog’s URL into the search box.

Paste the blog post URL

Google lists the indexed data stored for that URL.

Inspect URL

If you don’t see the FAQ for your blog post, it could be that Google hasn’t indexed the page.

Google’s Rich Result Test Tool

Another way to check your faq schema is to use Google’s rich result test tool.

Paste your post URL into the box and click Test URL.

Rich results test tool

There is a short delay while your post is analyzed.

Rich result analyzing tool

Then you get the test results.

If your post is eligible for rich snippets, you get a green tick with your results.

Rich snipet test results

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Conclusion

Adding FAQ schema to WordPress posts is simple with the Yoast SEO plugin.

Add as many questions and answers as you like.

You can add photos and change the order of your questions.

Submit your content to Google for indexing when your post is complete.

I hope you found my article informative. If you have questions, please leave them below.


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Comments

4 responses to “How To Add FAQ Schema In WordPress”

  1. Kadir avatar

    Hello John,

    It really helped, many thanks.
    I just wonder that, should we use H tags when we define questions, what do you think?
    And if we have the question and answer in content with detailed, should we add this schema with short answers anyway. Wouldn’t it be duplicate content in this case?

    1. newblogr avatar

      I would use H2 tags as your subheadings, it gives clarity. I also recommend using anchor links to these headings, it is good for user experience and sometimes Google uses them in search results. I don’t use Q&A schema markup now because Google can find the relevant text from your content without it.

  2. elinotes avatar

    wow this tutorial is very useful. I found this article from the Indonesian blogger group, hopefully I can make the first page with this tutorial. 🙂

    1. newblogr avatar

      I hope you can, too. Thank you for your comment.

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