Can I use your Schema blocks in the Classic Editor?

In short; no.

The longer answer: The new block editor offers unique opportunities for users, theme- and plugin developers. One of the biggest advantages of the block editor over the classic editor we see at Yoast is that it allows us to properly implement Schema.

That’s why Yoast SEO adds HowTo and FAQ blocks to your editing experience. These custom blocks are using the full potential the block editor offers when it comes to implementing Schema microdata.

The old Classic Editor doesn’t have this block-based structure and thus doesn’t allow the easy implementation of Schema. That’s why Yoast’s custom blocks are not available for the Classic Editor.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use the HowTo block in the Classic Editor?

No, the HowTo block is only available in WordPress’ new block editor.

Can I use the FAQ block in the Classic Editor?

No, the FAQ block is only available in WordPress’ new block editor.

Is there a shortcode for the HowTo block?

No, the HowTo block is only available as so-called Gutenblock in WordPress’ block editor.

Is there a shortcode for the FAQ block?

No, the FAQ block is only available as so-called Gutenblock in WordPress’ block editor.

Can I use the HowTo block in my page builder?

If your page builder has full support for the new block editor, you should be able to use the HowTo block in your page builder.

If the HowTo block isn’t available in your page builder, please reach out to the developer of the page builder and request support for the block editor.

Can I use the FAQ block in my page builder?

If your page builder has full support for the new block editor, you should be able to use the FAQ block in your page builder.

If the FAQ block isn’t available in your page builder, please reach out to the developer of the page builder and request support for the block editor.

Are you planning to make the HowTo block available in the Classic Editor in the (near) future?

No, we’re not. The classic editor doesn’t have the necessary block-based structure that’s required for the implementation of the HowTo block.

Are you planning to make the FAQ block available in the Classic Editor in the (near) future?

No, we’re not. The classic editor doesn’t have the necessary block-based structure that’s required for the implementation of the FAQ block.

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