Best Free Schema Plugins for WordPress

9 Best Schema Plugins for WordPress (Free and Paid)

Adding schema to your WordPress manually could be a little difficult process. In this post, we are going to show you the best way to add Schema to your WordPress website. We have compiled a list of the best schema plugins for WordPress.

What is Schema?

Before we start, I think as a beginner you should know the purpose of Schema.

Google uses structured data that it finds on the web to understand the content of the page. Structured data is a standardized format for providing information about a page and classifying the page content.

Schema on the other hand is a type of structured data format that is most popular and recommended to use by Google.

A recipe website that uses structured data will appear differently in the search results than the one which doesn’t use structured data. Take a look at the screenshot

recipe structured data example

Why Should You Use Schema?

You must be wondering what’s the benefit for you to display a page in the search results like that.  Here are some reasons why you should be using structured data:

  • Google understands your page more clearly which is great for SEO.
  • Users in the search results will find more information attached to your page.
  • Structured data is used by Google to display information to mobile users.

WordPress Plugins to Add Schema to Your Website

Here are some of the best plugins which you can use to add not only schema structured data but you can also add other types of structured data. Read this article to learn how to install and activate the WordPress plugin.

1. Yoast SEO

We use Yoast SEO on WPOrion and we also recommend it to all of our clients. Yoast SEO is the best SEO plugin. Now, they have added a lot of structured data types to their plugin.

You can use Yoast Schema to add content types such as about page, contact page, how-to, FAQs, QA page, etc..

Yoast SEO recently introduced structured data content blocks for the WordPress block editor. Now you can also add various types of content types by using WordPress content blocks.

If you use WooCommerce or running a News website then Yoast also offers a different plugin that you can install separately. For WooCommerce they use different content types that would help Google show your products with more structured data.

2. Rank Math

With RankMath you can add schema markup without installing another plugin/extension.

You just need to enable Schema (structured data) markup from the settings by going to RankMath’s dashboard.

Here are some of the schema content types that you can add using RankMath:

  • Book
  • Course
  • Event
  • Job posting
  • Music
  • Product
  • Recipe
  • Restaurant
  • Video
  • Review
  • Person
  • Service
  • Software application

3. Schema Pro

This is a great plugin to add structured data to your WordPress website. However, there’s no free plan available, you have to buy a premium membership plan in order to use this plugin.

Creating a schema markup is no longer a task! With a simple click and select interface, you can set up a markup in minutes. All the markup configurations you will set are automatically applied to all selected pages & posts.

Schema Pro supports these schema types:

  • Review
  • Local business
  • Article
  • Service
  • Product
  • Course
  • Recipe
  • Person
  • Job Postings
  • Software Application
  • Book
  • Event
  • Video Object
  • FAQ
  • How-to
  • FAQ

 

4. Schema and Structured Data for WP & AMP

This is a free Schema plugin and has plenty of good reviews on the WordPress plugins directory.

Schema & Structured Data for WP & AMP adds Google Rich Snippets markup according to Schema.org guidelines to structure your site for SEO. (AMP Compatible)

You can request them to add any schema type through their support page. For now,  according to their WordPress plugin’s directory page, they support about 35 schema types. Here are some of those schema types that you can add to your WordPress:

  • Article
  • AudioObject
  • Blog Posting
  • Course
  • Event
  • Local Business
  • News Article
  • Product
  • Q&A
  • Review
  • Recipe
  • Service
  • Software application
  • Video Object
  • How-to
  • Tech article
  • Event
  • Job posting
  • Book
  • Event
  • Webpage

5. Schema by Hesham 

This plugin offers a free version with quite limited functionality. However, if you buy their premium membership you will get access to a lot of new schema types which you can enter into your website.

They have divided their membership into four different plans.

  1. Personal Pass: $99
  2. Business Pass: $199
  3. Extended Pass: $299
  4. All-Access Pass: $499 Here are some of the features which you can access if you buy their paid membership:

Here are some of the schema types that you can add if you buy any of their membership plan:

  • Organization
  • Creative work
  • Article
  • Book
  • Course
  • Event
  • FAQ page
  • How-to
  • Job posting
  • Local business
  • Movie
  • Person
  • Place
  • Product
  • Recipe
  • Review
  • Service
  • Software application
  • Special announcement
  • About page
  • Checkout page
  • Medical web page
  • Q&A page
  • Real estate listing

6. WP Review

 

WP Review offers both free and paid plans for their plugin. Of course, the free version comes with fewer options than the premium.

You can get a taste of how this plugin works if you install a free version but to get useful features and schema types you have to buy the premium version.

Here are some of the Schema types that WP Review Pro can add to your site. Please keep in mind that some of these schema types are only available for paid members:

  • Article
  • Book
  • Movie
  • Music
  • Recipe
  • Product
  • Place
  • Restaurant
  • Software application
  • Store

 

7. Five Star Business Profile and Schema

Add schema structured data to any page and/or post type on your site. Also easily create a contact card to add all your business details with the correct structured data. Enhance your site with SEO friendly Schema.org markup.

Fiver Star Business Profile and Schema plugin comes with a free version but some features are locked only for paid users.

  • Add JSON-LD schema to any or every page or post on your site
  • Support for all organization schema types
  • Support for all schema rich results types
  • Customize general/global schema data on the post edit screen
  • Create an SEO-friendly contact card that you can add via Gutenberg block or shortcode
  • Easily include a Google map, opening hours, and all your business details
  • Add multiple locations
  • Test any page on your site using Google’s Rich Results Test

8. WP SEO Structured Data Schema

This plugin comes with both free and premium versions. Some features are locked for only paid members. You can add various schema types using the WP SEO Structured Data Schema plugin.

We are listing all the features, some of them are only available to paid users:

  • Organizations
  • Local Businesses
  • News Articles
  • Blog Postings
  • Events
  • Products
  • Videos
  • Services
  • Reviews
  • Aggregate Ratings
  • Restaurants
  • Books
  • Courses
  • Job posting
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Recipe

9. SEOPress

It is a premium WordPress SEO plugin but you can also download a free version from their official website.  You can buy the premium or pro version for $39.

You can add multiple structured data types using SEOPress. Here is a list of all the supported schema types:

  • Local business
  • Article
  • Event
  • Product
  • Job
  • FAQ
  • Review
  • Recipe
  • Video
  • Service
  • Course
  • Software application
  • Custom schema

By using any of these WordPress schema plugins you can amplify your SEO and get much better results.

If you like this post then also check out this post on the best WordPress slider plugins.

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