Either “offers”, “review”, or “aggregateRating” should be specified

I posted this on the WooCommerce Support page:

On our trade site I am getting a message in Google Search Console that:
Either “offers”, “review”, or “aggregateRating” should be specified.

I read the discussion on GITHUB but the issue is not fixed for me. I cleared my cache, optimised tables, cleared transients, and everything else I could think of. I clicked to validate and it said the error is still present.

I am on Woo 3.6.4 – I just ran a product page through Google’s structured data testing tool and it didn’t throw up an error (except for ‘brand’, but I have seen that before. That in itself is odd, because I would think that the tool should show the error if the Search console reports it, no?

I am using Yoast SEO and Yoast SEO: WooCommerce.

The majority opinion was to ignore it, but I decided to take one more step and ask Yoast.

I asked Yoast and explained that I don’t have reviews on the trade site, and Support replied:

Thanks for getting back to us. If your site does not have or need reviews, please feel free to ignore these recommendations from the Google Structured Data Tool. These are just recommendations and not actual errors that will affect your site’s ranking. 

In fact, the structured data tool does not throw up the error. It is the Search Console that does – but I am going to call it a day and leave the site as it is.

See My Reusable Blocks

I just saw this on WP Tavern and noting it here for the future.

With Gutenberg you can make reusable blocks. The neat thing about them is that if you subsequently edit the block, you change it for every appearance on the site. That can be handy if you need to update some information contained in the block.

The tip on WP Tavern was that if you want to see the reusable blocks you have made, log in to the admin panel and then add the next bit and you will see them listed.

~/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=wp_block

Change One Instance Of A Reusable Block

This is something I heard tonight at a WordPress Meetup. If you want to use a reusable block and keep most of its features but change it a bit for just one instance, you could just start from fresh. But another way to do it is to duplicate the reusable block; change the duplicate to a standard block and then edit it. Then delete the reusable block.

Running The WooCommerce Setup Wizard

If you skip the setup wizard when you activate WooCommerce, a number of pages will not be created. If you go to WooCommerce/Status you will see that the following pages are not set:

  • Shop base
  • Cart
  • Checkout
  • My account
  • Terms and conditions

They are all special pages designed with WooCommerce shortcodes, and if you skipped or missed the setup wizard when you first downloaded and activated the plugin, you can restart the wizard at any time by going to:

~/wp-admin/?page=wc-setup