I'm getting these errors with Google Structured Data Testing Tool:

Error: At least one field must be set for Hcard.

Error: Missing required field "name (fn)".

but the fn field is set. Also vcard:

<span class="vcard author">
    <a class="url fn n" href="http://www.nosabesnada.com/author/smiranda/" title="Posts by Sandra" rel="author">Sandra</a>

I've followed some tutorials and tried some combination, but nothing seems to work.

Any idea of what I am doing wrong?

  • What documentation, tutorial, or example are you following? Class, as far as I understand, does not expect spaces in the name value. Please help us by providing the location of the source material you are using as a guide. Thanks!
    – closetnoc
    Commented Oct 8, 2014 at 17:43
  • @closetnoc - As far as I know, some classes can be added to a tag separating with a space. This is one of the tutorials: urbanstoic.com/how-to-fix-google-hfeed-or-hcard-warnings
    – Manolo
    Commented Oct 8, 2014 at 17:50
  • @closetnoc - The error persists if I use just fn in the class.
    – Manolo
    Commented Oct 8, 2014 at 17:53
  • Okay. Thank You! I can learn something new and I and others will know where you are coming from. I have some business I have to attend to now, but I will look when I can. Hopefully, you will have an answer sooner than that.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Oct 8, 2014 at 18:21
  • Are you using Wordpress?
    – closetnoc
    Commented Oct 8, 2014 at 22:31

2 Answers 2


Try the following:

<span class="vcard author">
<a rel="author" title="author profile" href="http://example.com/author/name/">
<span class="fn author">Author Name</span>

You need to add class="fn author" in the second span tag.

After you update the code go and test it out.

Your errors should go away gradually within a week or so.

  • Yes! The errors have disappeared. But also I've added a class "url author" to the link tag, and it is also displayed on Structured Data Testing Tool. Thanks ;)
    – Manolo
    Commented Oct 10, 2014 at 14:51
  • Great! Glad it all worked out.
    – dasickle
    Commented Oct 10, 2014 at 14:52

Disable this

I fixed it by disabling this exactly, only this worked finally!. I even disabled all plugins and still got the error, so found it... :)

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