Missing required field "updated" in blogger

How to solve : Missing required field "updated" in blogger
In last post we discussed about "How to Display Author Image in Google Search Results"
since you have made the whole procedure correctly but you might have got some errors.
As you check your blog hosted with Blogger for Google Authorship with Rich snippet testing tool mostly you get two common warning and error messages 'Warning: Missing required field "updated".' and 'Warning: Missing required hCard "author".

Don't worry, I've got the solution for it :-)
The whole Error is because of 'hfeed' and 'hentry'

Fixing The Error

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There are two methods for solving / fixing this problem.

1. Changing 'hfeed' and 'hentry'
2. Applying Updated tag to blogger

Changing 'hfeed' and 'hentry'

This is the most effective method [I tried it] for getting no error. It really worked for me.

1. Go to Blogger Dashboard › Select Blog › Click on Template › Proceed › Edit HTML
2. Search for 'hfeed' and 'hentry' 
3. Just rename one by one as 'h-feed' and 'h-entry' respectively. [You can also copy paste]
4. Save template and now check for authorship markup warnings and errors with Rich Snippet testing tool.

You'll get a smile on your face because no markup warnings and errors will be shown.
If still there are any problems then you can try second method.

Applying "Updated" tag to blogger template [alternative]

Now we move to second method which is slightly difficult from first one.

1. Go to Blogger Dashboard › Select Blog › Click on Template › Proceed › Edit HTML
2. Now press Ctrl+F to find the code timestamp-link   or  published   like below
3. Now care fully change it to the code below
<a class='timestamp-link' expr:href='data:post.url' rel='bookmark' title='permanent link'><abbr class='updated published' expr:title='data:post.timestampISO8601'><data:post.timestamp/></abbr></a>

  4. Check it again and have a smile on your face !

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  1. nice post mate :) though I updated the robots.txt file in blogger settings,the saved one is not displaying when i tried to open through www.57blooggers.com/robots.txt . It is displaying the same previous one.

  2. Thank you thank you this works like a magic god bless you admin regards http://www.latestgames2.com/

  3. This is not working for my blog http://www.technotrickies.com.
    so is there is any another solution for resolve this problem...please suggest me

  4. Very nice works of you.
    Thank you resolve this problem

  5. Thanks a lot

    First step itself works well for me

  6. i can't find "timestamp-link" or hfeed , hentry in my template. How do I ? My site: http://www.k3lvinmitnick.com

  7. Hi .. I am savita .. in trouble with
    Missing required hCard
    i am using blogger not wordpress.. looking for this solution everywhere not solve :) if any blogger expert is here who like to help me please knock me
    reall i need help ..

  8. Im having trouble fixing the

    Error: Missing required field “updated”
    Error: Missing required hCard “author”

    Error I receiving these errors when I run the google structured data test.
    Im using the Iconic One theme.

    I have looked at the posts

  9. Please Check