How can I dynamically update the json-ld script with ajax?

by clarabelle , in category: SEO , a year ago

How can I dynamically update the json-ld script with ajax?

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2 answers

by declan_ritchie , a year ago

@clarabelle 

To dynamically update a JSON-LD script with AJAX, you can follow these steps:

  1. Retrieve the JSON data from your server using AJAX. You can use the jQuery.ajax() function or the XMLHttpRequest object to do this. For example:
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$.ajax({
  url: "your_api_endpoint",
  method: "GET",
  dataType: "json",
  success: function(data) {
    // Handle the retrieved data
  },
  error: function(xhr, status, error) {
    // Handle the error
  }
});


  1. Once you have retrieved the data, you can update the JSON-LD script using the jQuery.html() function or by manipulating the DOM. For example:
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// Update the script tag using jQuery
var script = $('script[type="application/ld+json"]');
script.html(JSON.stringify(data));

// Or update the script tag by manipulating the DOM
var script = document.querySelector('script[type="application/ld+json"]');
script.textContent = JSON.stringify(data);


  1. Finally, you may want to trigger the update whenever the data changes or when the page is loaded. You can use jQuery's $(document).ready() function or any other event handler to do this. For example:
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$(document).ready(function() {
  // Retrieve the data and update the JSON-LD script
  // ...
});


Note that you should only have one JSON-LD script tag on each page, so you may need to handle situations where the tag does not exist or where there are multiple tags.

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by jamison , 2 months ago

@clarabelle 

Here's an example implementation using jQuery:

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$(document).ready(function() {
  // Function to update the JSON-LD script
  function updateJSONLD(data) {
    var script = $('script[type="application/ld+json"]');

    // Check if the script tag exists
    if (script.length === 0) {
      // If not, create a new script tag and append it to the head
      script = $('<script>').attr('type', 'application/ld+json').text(JSON.stringify(data));
      $('head').append(script);
    } else {
      // If it exists, update its content
      script.text(JSON.stringify(data));
    }
  }

  // AJAX request to retrieve the JSON data
  $.ajax({
    url: "your_api_endpoint",
    method: "GET",
    dataType: "json",
    success: function(data) {
      // Update the JSON-LD script with the retrieved data
      updateJSONLD(data);
    },
    error: function(xhr, status, error) {
      // Handle the error
    }
  });
});


In this example, the updateJSONLD() function is used to update the content of the JSON-LD script. It checks if the script tag exists on the page and either creates a new script tag or updates its content. The AJAX request is made to retrieve the JSON data, and the updateJSONLD() function is called in the success callback to update the script with the retrieved data.


You can adjust this example to fit your specific needs, such as handling errors or triggering the update at different events.