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Enable Rank Math SEO on Elementor Templates

If you’re adding content to Elementor templates, you may need to optimize your template for SEO with Rank Math, just like a post or page. Rank Math, by default, excludes support for Elementor templates as they are not actual pages or posts, hence we need to extend Rank Math support for Elementor templates.

How to Enable Rank Math SEO on Elementor Templates?

In this knowledgebase article, we’ll show you how you can enable Rank Math SEO on Elementor templates.

1 Add the Filter

To enable Rank Math’s Integration on Elementor Template pages, please add the following filter to your theme’s functions.php file or rank-math.php file.

If you haven’t already created a rank-math.php file in your theme’s directory, you can create one in the path wp-content/themes/theme-name/rank-math.php where the theme-name denotes the actual theme installed and activated on your site.

/**
 * Filter to enable Rank Math SEO on Elementor templates
 */
add_filter( 'rank_math/excluded_post_types',function( $post_types) {
      $post_types['elementor_library'] = 'elementor_library';
     return $post_types;
}, 11 );

2 Navigate to Tiles & Meta Settings

Once you’ve added the above code snippet and saved the changes, you’ll see a new tab with the label My Templates when you navigate to Rank Math > Titles & Meta inside your WordPress Dashboard. Navigate to the My Templates section.

My templates in Rank Math Titles & Meta

3 Enable SEO Controls for Elementor Templates

As you scroll down a bit, you can find the option ‘Add SEO Controls‘. Enable this option to add the Rank Math SEO Meta box to your Elementor templates.

Add SEO Controls

And then, click the Save Changes button.

Click save changes

Once you’ve enabled this option, you can notice the Rank Math SEO Meta box available on your Elementor templates under the SEO tab.

Rank Math SEO tab for Elementor templates

Now you can use Rank Math to add a focus keyword, optimize the content or take advantage of Schema Markup, etc., in your Elementor templates, just like any post or page.

And, that’s it! We hope the tutorial helped you enable Rank Math on Elementor templates. If you still have any questions, feel free to reach our support team, as we’re always here to help!

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