Setting How-To Schema Markup in Your Content

Did you know that All in One SEO Pro lets you add Schema markup for how to perform a task?

This means that search engines can display rich snippets for your how-to content like the example below.

Example of a How-To snippet on Google

In this article we’ll cover the following:

Setting the Schema Type for Individual How-To’s

To set the Schema Type for individual content, edit your content and scroll down to the AIOSEO Settings section, then click on the Schema tab.

Now, click the Generate Schema button to open the Schema Generator.

You’ll see the Schema Types that are available.

Click the Add Schema icon next to How-To to add it.

You can now edit the schema information.

Once done, click the Add Schema button to add the schema to the post.

The How-To schema has now been added to the post.

If you would like to edit any of the schema properties or delete the graph, click the Edit Schema or Delete Schema buttons in the graph card.

Configuring the How-To Specific Information

When you click on How-To as the Schema Type for your content, you’ll see a popup with additional fields where you can enter your How-To information.

Complete the fields as described below:

  • Name – Enter the name of your How-To content. By default, this is set to your post title.
  • Description – Enter the description of your How-To content. By default, this is set to your post content.
  • Supplies – Enter the supplies that one needs to complete the instructions.
  • Tools – Enter the tools that one needs to complete the instructions.
  • Required Time – Enter how much time it takes in days, hours and minutes to complete the instructions.
  • Image – Select or upload an image that represents your article. You can also paste in the URL for an image into this field. By default, this is set to your featured image.

In the Estimated Cost section, you can set the following:

  • Price – Enter the estimated price for required supplies/tools to complete the instructions.
  • Currency – Select which currency the price is in.

In the Steps section, you can set the following:

  • Title – Enter the title of the step.
  • Details – Enter the description of the step.
  • URL – Enter a link to the step. This can be an anchor link to the step in your content.
  • Image – Select or upload an image that visualizes the step. You can also paste in the URL for an image into this field.

Click the Add Another Step link to add each step.

Click the Delete button to delete a step.

Once you’ve completed the fields, click the Add Schema button to save them.

You can also save this as a template which you can use on other How-To’s by clicking the Save Schema as Template button.

You can learn about Schema Templates here.

Additional Information

Check out more documentation on our Schema Settings here.

This feature was added in All in One SEO version 4.2.5. There's no legacy documentation available.