Meks
AWSM knowledge base
Knowledge base / AWSM / How to fix “missing hcard author” or “missing updated” issue reported by Google testing tool?

How to fix “missing hcard author” or “missing updated” issue reported by Google testing tool?

Please note that Google will by default expect that you have author meta and date meta for each of your posts on each page on your website. Although these issues are not even close to critical ones, there are two workarounds if you want to get rid of it.

Workaround 1

Make sure that “Author meta”¬†and “Date” option is enabled for each of your layouts in Theme Options. But, you probably don’t want to display your author link in all of layouts on each page, right?

Great thing is that you don’t need to worry because this Google “issue” actually won’t affect your SEO. The only thing that seems reasonable is to have that meta data enabled for your single post templates.

Workaround 2

Also, there is a code snippet which will make warning messages disappear completely, simply add this piece of code into your theme or a child theme functions.php file.

Was this article helpfull? Yes No
Need more help?
If you have any further questions, we are here for you.
Meks