How To: Enable Autogenerated Markup for WordPress Custom Posts Types

Modified on Thu, 25 Jan 2024 at 02:22 PM

The Schema App WordPress Plugin automatically generates markup for Posts and Pages. Custom Posts created within WordPress can also have autogenerated markup. To enable autogenerated markup on Custom Posts, you will need to install the Schema App WordPress Advanced Plugin and configure some settings. This support article details how to configure those settings correctly.

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Step 1: Navigate to Schema App WordPress Plugin settings

From within WordPress admin, select Settings > Schema App

Step 2: Navigate to the Custom Posts tab within the settings

Under the "Custom Posts" tab, you should find a list of all the Custom Posts associated with your website. Find the Custom Post you want to Schema App to autogenerate markup for. 

Step 3: Assign a Type to the Custom Post 

Choose the most accurate and specific Type for the the name of the type. You can review the full hierarchy here. In this example, we have decied that the content in the "post_resources" Custom Post Type is best described as an Article (

Noteyou should only include the Type, not the entire URL. For example, if you want to describe a page as a Video Gallery, you would use VideoGallery (no spaces) instead of

Note: You should only use a Type, and not a property. Setting this value to a property will result in errors in the Schema Markup Validator. 


Steps 1-3 are sufficient if you only want to include Schema App's default auto-generated markup (e.g author, publisher, datePublished, video, etc). The next steps describe the process of using the Advanced Custom Fields Plugin to map the content of custom fields to properties & Types.

Optional Step 4: Navigate to Custom Fields > Field Groups

Look for the Custom Fields plugin if you have it installed. Navigate to the Field Groups Editor

Optional Step 5: Assign the relevant property to relevant fields 

For a given field, you can assign a relevant property or property path. A property path is when a relationship is described using a chain of Types and properties. In a propety path, Types and properties are separated by a tilde (~) and no spaces. 

Attention: Types and properties have specific naming conventions. Types use PascalCase, while properties use camelCase.

Note: The properties and property paths you use will depend on the content of the Article. The example below shows a property path for acceptedAnswer~Answer~text that maps to the Answer content area. In steps 1--3 this Custom Post Type was likely described as an FAQPAge.

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