Is it possible to connect manual JSON-LD to existing schema markup generated by Yoast?

In this video, I initially set out to create Service schema for my friend’s wedding photography business.

And I’m fairly confident I achieved what I set out to do.

Case in point, here is the Service schema JSON-LD from the video.

<script type="application/ld+json">
    "serviceType":"wedding photography",
        "name":"photograph album"
        "name":"Jack Chauvel Photography",

But more importantly, I discovered Yoast had created pretty good schema markup already for the website.

And why fix something that ain’t broke?

So, instead of writing JSON-LD from scratch for the entire webpage, I set myself a new challenge.

That is, is it possible to connect schema markup from one script to schema markup from another script?

Watch the video below to find out.

Spoiler alert: The answer is Y-E-S.

But, this method is far from perfect.

Here’s what I did:

Once the Service schema was written, I grabbed the script that Yoast had created, pasted it into the validator along with the JSON-LD I had just written and ..

As you can see from the above screenshot, it works!

And this makes sense because you can have multiple plug-ins or WordPress blocks generate structured data markup scripts – we see this all the time with menus, FAQ accordions and breadcrumbs.

But this test shows that as long as a URI has been created, it is possible to reference the URI and connect two separate scripts together to form nested schema.

However, in the final test of the combined JSON-LD output, the service Schema was NOT nested as part of the Organization schema.

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