9Wordpress LogoRich Snippets code for the Twenty Eleven theme

I’ve pre­vi­ously detailed the code for enabling rich snip­pets in vari­ous word­press themes (Mys­tique 2, Mys­tique 3, Thes­is & Me Gusta) as well as some gen­er­ic instruc­tions. Below is a set of edits to enable rich snip­pets in the built-in word­press twenty elev­en theme.

1. Edit functions.php, line 584, edit the first line of the func­tion twentyeleven_posted_on() and change


2. Edit content-page.php, line 14

add the fol­low­ing 2 lines

3. Make sure your author inform­a­tion page has a link to your google+ profile
Edit functions.php, at the bot­tom add

then go to your word­press pro­file page (dash­board: Users: your pro­file) and fill in the google pro­file URL section

4. Edit author.php to link to google pro­file, edit line 28 (between >header> and </header>) and replace


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Im work­ing on a stat­ic web­site and i really did­nt want to show updated by admin on my webpages. is there any way i can hide that but remove snip­pets error too…
i know u said its not recom­men­ded meth­od but do u know how can i do that.… ????


Hi, thanks for the code but it did not cure twenty-eleven.

There is an incon­gru­ity in the first code sub­sti­tu­tion — the lines are identical
1. Edit functions.php, line 581 edit the first line of the func­tion twentyeleven_posted_on()




I am still get­ting the “update” field error and now it prints the author name at the top of pages and the update date on the top of posts.

gravatarJon Scaife

Sorry — when I updated the post a while back I did­n’t notice that the word­press visu­al edit­or had removed all the class=”” code! It should now be fixed…

Update: I’ve totally rejigged how code is imple­men­ted and dis­played. Hope­fully this will pre­vent any future recur­rence, and along the way I think the func­tion­al­ity and present­a­tion has been improved too. Let me know what you think. 🙂

Yes — it will show the author name and the updated date on posts — this is required. Google will pen­al­ise your rank­ing if you try to imple­ment snip­pets which tag up hid­den con­tent — their view (rightly IMHO) is that if you think a search engine should see that inform­a­tion, then it’s use­ful inform­a­tion, and there­fore your vis­it­ors should see it too! You can eas­ily apply CSS to style it and repos­i­tion it if you wish.