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Welcome to the microformats wiki!

Please start with the Introduction to Microformats page and read How to Play before making any edits.



Microformats are small bits of HTML that represent things like people, events, tags etc. in webpages.

Microformats enable the publishing of higher fidelity information on the Web, providing the fastest & simplest way to support feeds and APIs for your website. See more explanations of what are microformats, and what you can do with them.

How to contribute

Do you want to help take microformats to the next level? You can:


Microformats open standards specifications (see also: Microformats Implementations, examples-in-the-wild)


  • adr - for marking up address information
  • Geo - for marking up WGS84 geographic coordinates (latitude; longitude)
  • hAtom - syndicating episodic content (e.g. weblog postings)
  • hResume - for publishing resumes and CVs
  • hReview - hreview creator
  • rel-directory - to indicate that the destination of a hyperlink is a directory listing containing an entry for the current page
  • rel="enclosure" - for indicating attachments (e.g. files) to download and cache
  • rel="home" - indicate a hyperlink to the homepage of the site
  • rel-payment - indicate a payment mechanism
  • Robots Exclusion
  • xFolk

Design Patterns

Design patterns are common uses of markup across microformats.

Exploratory Discussions

Per the microformats The microformats process: research and analysis of real-world Best Practices for Examples Pages, existing formats, and brainstorming to motivate the microformat. Please check rejected-formats before making additions.


tools, test cases, additional research

The first place to look for examples, code, and test cases is in the pages for each individual microformat. There are only a few cross-cutting tools and services that need to process more than one microformat. This section is intended for editors, parsers, validators, test cases, and other information relevant across multiple microformats.


shared work areas

microformats wiki translations

You may read and edit microformats articles in many other languages:

See also List of microformats wiki translations, and how-to-start-a-new-translation.