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* ... add uses of h-entry you see in the wild here.
* ... add uses of h-entry you see in the wild here.
* [http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/sempress SemPress] is a WordPress theme that supports h-card, h-feed/h-entry.
* [http://the-pastry-box-project.net/ The Pastry Box Project] use h-card and h-entry markup on their homepage and individual thoughts pages
* Aaron Parecki uses h-entry to mark up notes, e.g. [http://aaronparecki.com/2012/230/reply/1 2012/230/reply/1].
* [http://tantek.com/ Tantek Çelik] uses h-entry on his home page, as well as h-entry on all post permalinks, e.g. [http://tantek.com/2012/243/t1/name-beats-title-modern-use-dubline-core-wrong-uf2 2012-243 post], with [[rel-prev]]/[[rel-next]] (if applicable) to indicate prev/next posts
* [http://waterpigs.co.uk/ Barnaby Walters] uses h-entry on all notes and articles, as well as nested within notes as reply contexts [http://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/1468/ example] and comments [http://waterpigs.co.uk/notes/1482/ example].
== Background ==
== Background ==

Revision as of 17:47, 13 June 2013

Tantek Çelik (Editor)

h-entry is a simple, open format for content on the web which can be syndicated, primarily but not limited to blog posts. h-entry is one of several open microformat draft standards suitable for embedding data in HTML/HTML5.

h-entry is the microformats-2 replacement for hAtom.



Here is a simple blog post example:

<article class="h-entry">
  <h1 class="p-name">Microformats are amazing</h1>
  <p>Published by <a class="p-author h-card">W. Developer</a>
     on <time class="dt-published" datetime="2013-06-13 12:00:00">13<sup>th</sup> June 2013</time>
  <p class="p-summary">In which I extoll the virtues of using microformats.</p>
  <div class="e-content">
    <p>Blah blah blah</p>

Get started

The class h-entry is a root class name that indicates the presence of an h-entry.

p-name, p-author, dt-published and the other h-entry property classnames listed below define properties of the h-entry.

See microformats-2-parsing to learn more about property classnames.


h-entry properties (inside class h-entry):

The following experimental properties are in use in the wild but are not yet part of the spec:

The following properties are proposed additions based on various existing link preview markup conventions which are not yet used in the wild:

See also link-preview-brainstorming.


h-entry is a microformats.org draft specification. Public discussion on h-entry takes place on h-entry-feedback, the #microformats irc channel on irc.freenode.net, and microformats-new mailing list.

h-entry is ready to use and implemented in the wild, but for backwards compatibility you should also mark h-entries up as classic hAtom entries.

Property Details

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  • What is the p-name of a note?
    • A few options, from simplest to most detailed.
      • same as the p-content/e-content property.
      • same as the title element on the note permalink post page. When publishing a note on its own permalink post page, the contents of the note are likely abbreviated for the title of the page. The same abbreviation can be used for the p-name.
      • first sentence of the p-content/e-content property. It may be better for syndication and link-preview purposes to provide just the first sentence of the note as the p-name. Similarly if only a portion of the content is syndicated to other sites, that portion can be marked up as the p-summary.
  • ...

Examples in the wild

Real world in the wild examples:


This work is based on the existing hAtom microformat, and extensive selfdogfooding in the indie web camp community.

Design Principles

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See Also


h-entry was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969