Question Question

  • Type: defineQuestion(input?: Question)
    Describes an individual question. Most commonly used for creating an FAQ type page.
  • Component: SchemaOrgQuestion (see how components work)

Required properties

  • name string
    The text content of the question.
  • acceptedAnswer string|Answer
    The text content of the answer.



  name: 'What is the meaning of life?',
  answer: '42',


  • @type: Question
  • @id: ${canonicalUrl}#/schema/question/${questionId}
  • inLanguage: options.defaultLanguage (see: user Config)


See Global Resolves for full context.

  • will convert a string answer to an Answer object.
  • @id is resolved using a hash of the question name if not provided

Relation Transforms


  • Each question will append an entry on to mainEntity


 * A specific question - e.g. from a user seeking answers online, or collected in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.
export interface QuestionSimple extends Thing {
   * The text content of the question.
  name: string
   * An answer object, with a text property which contains the answer to the question.
  acceptedAnswer: NodeRelation<Answer | string>
   * The language code for the question; e.g., en-GB.
  inLanguage?: string
   * Alias for `name`
  question?: string
   * Alias for `acceptedAnswer`
  answer?: string

 * An answer offered to a question; perhaps correct, perhaps opinionated or wrong.
export interface Answer extends Optional<Thing, '@id'> {
  text: string