How To Fix A Value For The Author Field Is Required Error For Blogger


As I have mentioned in my last post, I came across two errors when I checked this blog with Google Structured Data Testing Tools.

They are:

a value for the publisher field is required 

a value for the author field is required

I have already shown you how to fix  the error "a value for the publisher field is required" in the last post.

how to fix a value for the author field is required for Blogger

There are two methods you can try to fix a value for the author field is required error for Blogger.

First Method

1. Log into your Blogger account.

2. Click on "Layout".

3. Go to the "Blog Posts gadget" box under "Main" in the center of the layout.

4. Click on "Edit" on the right bottom of the box.

5.  A box will pop up as show below:

how to fix a value for the author field is required for Blogger

6. Make sure the box in front of "Posted by" is checked. (It means there must be a tick sign inside the box. If not, then click on the box with your mouse)

7. Then click on the "Save" button at the bottom.

If the above method CANNOT fix the "a value for the publisher field is required" error, then try the following method.

Second Method

1. Log into your Blogger account.

2. Click on "Theme".

3. Click on the "Edit HTML".

4. Look for this code:

<div class='post hentry' itemprop='blogPost' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='https://schema.org/BlogPosting'>
Note: Some of you may NOT have the above code. This set of code was added onto the template to fix another structured data error. 

5. Now paste this set of code AFTER the above code.

<span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'><meta expr:content='data:post.author' itemprop='name'/>
</span>
6. After pasting the code, it should look like this:

<div class='post hentry' itemprop='blogPost' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='https://schema.org/BlogPosting'><span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'><meta expr:content='data:post.author' itemprop='name'/>
</span>
7. Now click the "Save theme" button.

8. That's all.

I hope either one of these two methods should solve your a value for the author field is required error.


Written by: Kher Cheng Guan