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FIX - Microdata error in ALL JOOMSHAPER TEMPLATES - hatom missing field "updated"

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Hey Everyone! First time posting here, and this problem which I just solved has been my one of only two major issue with your templates, the other being your seemingly compulsive need to hide backlinks in the templates of your paying customers.

Anyway, if any of you have tried to do SEO work on a site using any template based on Helix-ii, you have noticed that google Webmaster Tools shows hAtomEntry errors on every page! Depending on your settings within the admin, you can fix every error EXCEPT the "updated" field. Even if you set everything to "show modified date" it still won't show.

THE FIX - So go to your installation and got to /plugins/system/helix/html/com_content/article/default.php

At Line 257, you should see:

<time class="modify-date muted" datetime="<?php echo $this->item->modified; ?>">

<time class="modify-date muted updated" datetime="<?php echo $this->item->modified; ?>">


Google and most likely other spiders and feed aggregators can now see VITAL INFO about your pages.

JOOMSHAPER TEAM - Please make an update for Helix including this change or add it to the next pending update release. One word in one file is the difference between hundreds of errors and 0 errors. Thanks!

2 Answers

Kawshar Ahmed - Senior Staff

More than a month ago #Permalink
Thanks for the fix. We will implement the fix within the next update. Next update coming soon with the compatibility of SP Page Builder :)


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More than a month ago #Permalink
Hi, unfortunately the fix above does not work for me. Plus I have Error: Missing required field "updated".
Error: Missing required hCard "author" from google Webmaster Tools.

Example for one of my pages:

Global Configuration: Show Author meta tag - YES,

Article Manager:
Publishing Tab: Created by, Author, Modified Date all completed
Options Tab: Show Author: SHOW, Show Modified Date: SHOW

Please help

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