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  • Hello Guys,

    Today I visit My Google Webmaster Tool and preview structure data for my website using Magazine Basic v3.0.4 theme but in Google Webmaster Tools -> Search Appearance -> Structured Data > hentry (markup: microformats.org)
    error was reported as:
    missing: updated
    missing: author

    for all my posts and pages. I am unable to find solution in old topics.
    Any immediate or permanent solution?

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  • Here is a tutorial on how to fix these errors…
    [Website replaced with information below by a moderator]

    Fixing the “Missing: updated” error
    We will need to wrap a span tag around the date element and add the classes “post-date updated”.

    1. Locate the call for the date, it looks something like this:

    <?php the_date(); ?>

    2. Wrap a span tag around the last snippet of code with classes “post-date updated”, should look like this:

    <span class="post-date updated"><?php the_date(); ?></span>

    Fixing the “Missing: author” error

    1. Locate the following author item within your single.php file:

    <?php the_author(); ?>

    2. Change that to:

    <span class="vcard author post-author"><span class="fn"><?php the_author(); ?></span></span>

    Please remember to create a Child Theme before you make modifications to the theme’s files. Once you made a Child Theme copy the single.php file and paste it into your Child Theme directory, and then you can modify that file (within your Child Theme) safely.

    Thread Starter teacher

    (@teacher)

    Thanks Raymondware for referring me to such a nice website. I have checked the website, however i could not find the respective code in Magazine Basic single.php file that need to be replaced.

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    @teacher, Sorry I’m going to go a little off-topic here…

    @raymondware, Thank you for providing that tutorial, but can I ask that you keep support on these forums? You may want to become more familiar with the limited but useful tools that are available to you when you post here: http://snag.gy/oAUsL.jpg – They should provide you with enough formatting. To upload images you can use other image hosting tools like http://snag.gy and just provide links to those images.

    I hope this doesn’t discourage you from providing the excellent support you did and that you can continue doing so.

    @teacher, Thanks.

    I’m having the same issue with my site: onlineshopping-philippines.com

    I’m using the twentyfourteen theme, and I’m unable to find those codes in the single.php file @raymondware

    No 2 WP themes are exactly the same. The fix may need to be done in a number of locations. Check out this article for more instruction

    http://riseofweb.com/wordpress-google-webmaster-tools-structured-data-error-hentry/

    I’m looking for a way to add the data without showing it. Because in the case where I have the WTools warning about missing author (Receta Bizcocho website) all recipes are from the same author! So it’s pointless to show that.

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

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