Schema HowTo Block

The Schema HowTo Block extension introduces an easy way to insert a list of steps for how to do something using a quick HowTo Block for Gutenberg editor.

For better search engine exposure and gaining HowTo rich snippets in search results, a HowTo page must have a valid markup implementation.

The HowTo Block extension appends valid structured data markup in your HowTo page.

What is HowTo markup?

The HowTo type is code (semantic vocabulary) that you put on your website to help the search engines return more informative results about your How-To pages, including rich snippets.

What Schema HowTo Block extension does?

Schema HowTo Block do the heavy work for you. It allows you to add HowTo Steps via a Gutenberg Block that is easy to use, then it will automatically append a valid structured data markup in your HowTo page. (see screenshots below)

Key Features

  • Build HowTo section via Gutenberg Block.
  • Output HowTo* markup.
  • Provide valid markup for Google**.
*The HowTo type provides instructions that explain how to achieve a result by performing a sequence of steps.
**Google recommend you add new structured data markup with JSON-LD, separate from your HTML markup, especially if your product data contains variants. Added markup are distinct from any user-facing code, which makes it easier to maintain. Any structured data markup specifically designed for Google usage can be added without changing any of the visual elements of your site. Note that the code that generates your structured data needs to be kept in sync any changes to the user-facing elements on your site.


Schema HowTo Block is an extension for Schema Plugin version 1.0.8 and up. You must have Schema Premium installed on your website to use this extension.



= 1.1.2 =
* Fix: Force loading extension after core plugin by naming plugin folder.
* Update: Pumped tested WordPress version to 5.7.2 release.

= 1.1.1 =
* Fix: PHP notice in schema render class when calling foreach.
* Fix: Remove unwanted paragraphs from the steps text.
* Fix: Corrected update notices CSS classes to notice instead of update-nag.
* Enhancement: Load plugin after plugins loaded.
* Update: Pumped tested WordPress version to 5.7.1 release.

= 1.1 =
* Fix: Search deeply to find blocks in internal Gutenberg blocks.
* Fix: Style type none.
* Enhancement: Changed block text-area field to wysiwyg.
* Enhancement: Allow setting bullet color.
* Enhancement: Use latest introduced function in Schema Premium version 1.1.1 release.
* Update: Pumped tested WordPress version to 5.3 release.
* Update: Pumped required Schema Premium to version 1.1.1 release.

= 1.0 =
* Initial Release

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