How to Use SmartCrawl’s Free Custom Schema Type Builder

How to Use SmartCrawl’s Free Custom Schema Type Builder

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You can now create unlimited custom schema types – for free! You’ll see how to do this in just a few clicks with SmartCrawl.

Custom schema types mean you no longer need to rely on SmartCrawl’s schema types already installed.

It’s as easy as ever to set up a custom schema type.

We’ve written about the benefits of schema markup and how to set it up using our SmartCrawl plugin. However, as you’ll see, adding Custom Schema Types is a bit different. They’re 100% customizable to fit your needs and are created from scratch!

In this brief article, we’ll be going over:

To include a custom schema type, it takes just a few simple steps. We’ll start with the building blocks to create a custom schema and journey all the way into a specific example.

Let’s dive into…

How to Set Up a Custom Schema Type

It all begins at SmartCrawl’s dashboard. From here, head to Schema. Then in the Types Builder section, you’ll click Add New Type.

Add new type button.One-click gets you started.

This takes you to all the schema types available. Considering you want to create a custom one, you’ll hit the Custom Type option.

The custom type button.The Custom Type is located towards the bottom.

Give the schema type a Name. Using something associated with the schema type is best, so you’ll know exactly what it is.

Where you name the schema.The default name is Custom Type – but name it anything you’d like to identify it.

The name and other edits can be made at any time (which we’ll get into later in this article).

Configuring Schema Type

Next, you’ll add Rules. This set of rules determines where the schema type will be enabled or excluded.

This consists of configuring the schema type by setting up conditions that must be set and any page, post, or taxonomy that matches the set of requirements to assign the information for the custom schema type.

Add a schema type area.There are a lot of variations to choose from.

The rule box has a dropdown of options, including Show Globally, Homepage, Category, and more. You’ll then choose what it will equal (=).

Whatever can be combined to equal the rule will appear.

You can always add a rule by clicking the And button.

The "and" button.Clicking “And” opens up a new rule.

Plus, you can have Or rules by clicking Add Rule (or).

Add rule button.The Add Rule (or) button creates a new rule as well.

For more on configuring schema types, be sure to read our documentation.

Editing Custom Schema Type

Once your new custom schema type is saved and ready to go, it can be edited at any time. There are several ways to edit.

One is, if you ever decide to deactivate it, all it takes is one click. The same goes for reactivating it. If it’s blue – it’s active.

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