Canonical tag doesn’t let me choose.

  • Hello, I recently replaced Yoast SEO for Rank Maths on a client’s website and we are having issues with the canonical tags. I know there is a spot to choose your canonical URL in the advanced tab, but either if I leave it empty or fill it with the canonical that I want, Rank Maths does setup another random canonical that isn’t the one I chose nor the URL of the current page.

    • This topic was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by Alex Tasse.
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    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hi Alex,

    There is some grave issue on your website. I tried troubleshooting but couldn’t.

    1. There is no canonical setup in Rank Math so the canonical URL should be the same as the current post/page URL.

    2. I tried using the troubleshooting mode but it doesn’t show me the option to activate any plugin during troubleshooting

    3. I tried disabling the ACF Pro plugin normally but that makes all your blog posts throw a 500 error so I enabled it again and couldn’t determine whether that is causing the issue.

    4. Multiple plugins have updates available but you haven’t updated them yet.

    Now, I would request you to disable all plugin manually and keep only Rank Math enabled to determine if the canonical is added by Rank Math or if there is some other plugin on your website causing this.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Could you tell me which line of code to delete to stop rank math from writing canonical URLS?


    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    You can disable the addition of the canonical tags by copying the following code on your theme’s functions.php file:
    add_filter( 'rank_math/frontend/canonical','__return_false');

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.



    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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