If you weren’t already aware, Astra adds what is called “Schema” markup to your posts, pages, and the rest of your website.
Adding Schema is an SEO friendly practice that helps search engines better understand your content, including the search intent.
How does Schema help? Schema tells the search engine more about what is on your page and what the page itself is about. Because search engines can better understand the search intent, this helps boost your rankings in search.
Removing Schema Generated by Astra
There are various reasons you may want to remove the Astra generated schema markup. Perhaps you already have a Schema setup on your website that you are happy with, or maybe Schema isn’t something you want to use. Whatever reason, it’s quick and easy to remove.
Disable all Astra Generated Schema
If you don’t want any of the Schema types on your site, add the following code to your child themes functions.php. Not sure what a child theme is? Have a look at our handy child theme guide; and build your own child theme in under 5 minutes using our child theme generator.
add_filter( 'astra_schema_enabled', '__return_false' );
Disable Schema on a Type by Type Basis
If you only want to disable certain schema types, you can do so with the useful code snippets below.
Note: Copy the required code from the following list and add it to the child theme’s functions.php file.
add_filter( 'astra_organization_schema_enabled', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'astra_person_schema_enabled', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'astra_site_navigation_schema_enabled', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'astra_wpheader_schema_enabled', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'astra_wpfooter_schema_enabled', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'astra_wpsidebar_schema_enabled', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'astra_breadcrumb_schema_enabled', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'astra_creativework_schema_enabled', '__return_false' );
Schema type not listed here? Don’t worry! It can still be disabled; however, you’ll need to disable all Astra schema globally with the code snippet further up the article.