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Converting the Carbonate Theme From Yoast to RankMath

by Josh Koop | Last Updated:  July 21, 2020
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When I found Carbonate I was excited to have a super streamlined theme built for speed without any issues like removing Jquery so I wouldn’t have to work around problems should I need to add plugins to my website.

I’m honestly not a fan of Yoast though and the theme is built with Yoast in mind, so I started to look into what would be necessary to convert the theme from Yoast descriptions to RankMath instead.

I found out that with only a few overall edits this was quite painless and it allowed me to run this site with RankMath instead of using Yoast, this makes me a happy camper!

You will need to change each main template to use the RankMath Meta Description field in place of the Yoast Meta Description Field

Basically you are looking for each instance of:

_yoast_wpseo_metadesc

and looking to replace it with:

rank_math_description

Then all you will need to do is open the RankMath setting area in the post and make sure you fill in the Meta Description field and not the Excerpt field. This will then be pulled into the display page.

You will want to edit the following files using search and replace for the above Yoast text.

Now you are powered by RankMath and have tossed Yoast to the curb, hopefully this has helped you out, I hope you choose to change your website speed by moving to Carbonate!

I love technology, I have plenty of technical side experience but never really thought of blogging as a way to earn an income. With everything that has gone on in the last couple years and the instability of the job markets I started to learn how to blog and build affiliate niche sites to add more income channels to give me the chance to break free from the financial chains that bind me and find real freedom!