Recipe Steps Have Disappeared After Update

  • Hello!

    I run a recipe website and have been using RankMath for a while now with the recipe schema enabled on most posts. I just updated to the latest version and noticed that the steps on how to prepare a recipe have vanished. Can you please help me with this?

    I was considering going for the new Pro version but I can’t do anything until this problem is solved.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting the support and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    Sorry for the issue you are facing.

    Assuming you are using the latest version of all the plugins and the themes (please update if not yet), it would seem like a conflict with one of the plugins or the theme you are using.

    To determine that, please follow this troubleshooting guide:

    Please let us know if you find the culprit.

    Only the site admin would know and your users won’t be affected by this troubleshooting.

    Looking forward to helping you.

    Thank you for getting back to me. In the troubleshooting mode the Rank Math rich snippet appears exactly where the recipe schema should be. But that’s it.

    I have provided the login data to my site. Could you please have a look as well?

    I really need to fix this.

    I have tried all the steps in the troubleshooting tutorial you gave me and nothing worked. In addition to the recipe instructions/steps that have disappeared, other fields have changed too. For instance, Cooking Time: PT0H5M. The PT wasn’t there.

    Getting the steps is crucial for me. That’s a lot of content I can’t lose. And none of the pages make sense without that part.


    I see some values are missing in the Recipe schema fields on your site. Did you update the plugin from v1.0.47? If so, please run the Schema Converter from Dashboard >> Rank Math >> Database Tools >> Schema Converter:

    This should fix the issue. If it doesn’t then please add your site’s FTP access in the Sensitive Data Section so we can debug the issue by editing some plugin files.

    Looking forward to helping you.


    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    I did what you suggested but the issue persists. I updated the sensitive data section with the information you requested. Please let me know if those credentials work and give me some good news about my content.


    I updated the plugin to the latest version on your site and that seemed to have fixed the Recipe Schema issue. Can you please confirm?

    Thank you.

    No. The plugin was up to date. The problem persists. Nothing has changed. All the recipe steps are missing. I am very disappointed with your support and the lack of attention towards my problem. More so when it’s your plugin’s fault this has happened.

    Once again: All recipe steps from all recipes have vanished into thin air!

    And getting back to me every 3 days after not even checking the pages to make sure everything appears is not OK. Totally not OK.


    Can you give us link to the post(s) where the steps are missing in the Recipe Schema? I checked a few posts on your site and all showed the Recipe Steps. Please check the screencast I added in the Sensitive Data Section.

    Looking forward to helping you.

    Yes, now they appeared, after a friend, who is a programmer, figured it out. I grew tired of waiting for you guys to fix the problem.

    I can now see the steps in the backend editor. However, if you would have also checked the published page, you would have seen that the plugin does not display the steps. In order to make them show, I have to cut and paste the content for each step and update the post.

    They appear afterward but with a bullet. Furthermore, the schema does not look nice at all. It should look like a recipe card.

    So, now I have to go through every single recipe and cut and paste the content for each step, in order to make that content shown on the published page. And what will happen when you release another update? You should make sure you test every feature thoroughly before releasing an update.

    I was inclined to purchase the Pro version but this is the second time RankMath causes me a huge problem with the recipe schema and I honestly don’t know if I’ll keep it at all; on any of my sites.

    All things considered, you haven’t helped me at all and I have to do this manually. Putting yourselves in my shoes, would you keep this plugin? Do you plan to make it up to me somehow?

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