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hatom-feed hatom-entry Error - WordPress Solution

hatom-feed hatom-entry Error – WordPress Solution

Using rich snippet tool from Google i have noticed that i have some things missing there.

Error: At least one field must be set for HatomEntry
Error: Missing required field “entry-title”.
Error: Missing required field “updated”.
Error: Missing required hCard “author”.

So i have solved them (at least on my single posts for now) and i want to share it with WordPress users.

Lets take them one by one..

Error: Missing required field “entry-title”

The simple solution for this is located in single.php

<h1 class="entry-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1>

search for   the_title and enclose it into a span tag like above.

In my case as i am using a framework and theme from Themify the things had to be a bit different.

So the solution in my case was in loop.php

i found this inside :

<h1 class="post-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1>

so it had class already.. hmm,  i just added the class together with the existing one.

<h1 class="post-title entry-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1>

and it worked and solved my problem.

Error: Missing required field “entry-title”


I bet that this will help you understand how to fix it for any other framework and theme ;)

Error: Missing required field “updated”

Simple solution again would be located in single.php

<span class="date updated"><?php the_time(); ?></span>

Again we search our file  for the_time and  put it in tags like above.

In my case i searched the loop.php once again and i found this :

<time datetime="<?php the_time('o-m-d') ?>" class="post-date" pubdate><?php the_time(apply_filters('themify_loop_date', 'M j, Y')) ?></time>

All i had to do is add an extra class date updated to the existing span and i got this :

<time datetime="<?php the_time('o-m-d') ?>" class="post-date date updated" pubdate><?php the_time(apply_filters('themify_loop_date', 'M j, Y')) ?></time>


Error: Missing required field “updated”

Error: Missing required hCard “author”

In  single.php we have to find the_author or in some cases the_author_posts_link and parse it like this:

<span class="vcard author">	
 <span class="fn"><?php the_author_posts_link(); ?></span>

In my case once again was different but i think you get the idea.


I hope that my experience with this will help you solve your own errors.

hatom-feed hatom-entry Error – problem solved


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