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Person Schema Type

If you have posts or pages with content about a Person on your website – alive, dead, undead, or fictional – this is where the Person Schema type comes in.

Fortunately, this Schema type is fully supported by Rank Math which means that taking advantage of the Person Schema type on any number of pages on your website couldn’t be easier than it is with the help of Rank Math.

How to Add Person Schema Markup to Your Posts/Pages

Before we begin, you’ll need to ensure that Rank Math’s Schema Module has been enabled on your website by navigating to Rank Math > Dashboard in your WordPress admin area.

Enable Schema (Structured data) module

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to use the Person Schema type on a post or page, as well as the various available settings for it – let’s get started:

1 Edit Your Post or Page

To add the Person Schema Type, first head over to the edit page for that post by clicking Edit as shown below:

Edit post

2 Open Rank Math in the Gutenberg Sidebar

You can open Rank Math in the Gutenberg sidebar by clicking on the Rank Math SEO icon for the page.

Or you can also click the three vertical dots in the top right-hand corner of the edit page and select Rank Math in the Plugins section – as shown below:

Click on Rank Math

Navigate to the Schema Settings by clicking on the Schema tab. Then click on Schema Generator.

Click on Schema Generator

4 Open Rank Math’s Schema Builder

Find Person from the list and click on Use to open the Schema Builder.

Use Person Schema type

The Schema Builder will then open as shown below:

Schema Builder

Now, let’s have a closer look at each of the available options in detail.

Person Schema Type Setup & Available Options

1 Headline

Enter the name of the person here or add a headline that contains their name. You can also make use of variables if you have already included it in the title of the post.

Enter headline

2 Description

Enter the description of the person in this field. Write a description that would attract the audience as well as the search engines. You can also use the variables to create a dynamic description of the person.

Enter Description

3 Shortcode

Copy and paste the shortcode in your content to print the Schema data in your website’s front-end.

Shortcode - Person Schema

4 Email

Enter the email address of the person in this field.

Enter email address

5 Address

Enter the address details of the person here, such as Street Address, Locality, Region, Postal Code, and Country. Enter the country in ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 format, for example, US for the United States and CA for Canada. 

Enter the address of the person

6 Gender

Enter the gender of the person. You can mention male, female or even enter a string for non-binary genders.

Enter the gender

7 Job Title

Enter the job title of the person.

Enter Job Title

8 SameAs PRO

You can click the Add Property to add social media links and other website links, which helps search engines relate to other profiles of this person on the internet.

sameAs property - Person Schema

And, that’s it! Once you’ve finished adding all of the details regarding the person your webpage is about in their respective fields in Rank Math’s Schema Builder, simply click on Save for this Post.

Then, simply update the page as you normally would after making a change or click Publish (if this is a newly created post/page). And, as we recommend doing whenever making adjustments to Schema Markup, we then recommend you proceed to validate this page’s Schema with the help of Google’s Rich Results Testing Tool.

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