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[resolved] Warnings generated by Google Rich Snippets Tool (2 posts)

  1. michaelnorth
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Aaron,

    Thanks for your hard work on this plugin, we made a donation to help support development.

    Please take a look at these results from Google's Rich Snippets Testing Tool.

    Way down at the bottom, there are a couple of errors . . . which look like they are coming from the plugin itself rather than the submitted data. Could you check it out please?

    Warning: Missing required field "updated".
    Warning: Missing required hCard "author".

    There are also a couple of "marked-up content does not appear to be the main focus of the page" errors coming from somewhere. If anyone knows how to resolve these, I'd appreciate it. This page (not our client) passes the Tool check perfectly:

  2. bompus
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Michael,

    These errors are caused by the theme itself, which is using the hFeed microformats for the actual page/post content, but without some required data. You can probably very quickly fix this problem by taking the "hfeed" class off of the <div id="content" class="hfeed"> .. it doesn't do much with the missing fields.

    The "main focus of the page" warning can usually be ignored (for now). Google usually determines this if the review shows up too close to the header, OR too close to the footer.. It's odd, but I guess they deem header and footer text irrelevant to the page content.

    Hope this explained it well, and glad you enjoy the plugin.

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