Check your posts (notes, articles, etc.) are marked up with h-entry:

No h-entry found

Adding h-entry markup to posts on your site allows computers to understand them as easily as humans can, without publishing separate copies. All you need to do is add microformats2 h-entry classnames, for example:

<article class="h-entry">
  <div class="e-content p-name">Hello world! This is my first indieweb post.</div>

  <a class="u-url" href="">
    Published <time class="dt-published">2024-07-25 19:00:43+0000</time>

Your h-entries should have, at minimum, the following properties:

  • e-content — the main content of the post
  • p-name — if your post is an article with a name, use this classname.
  • dt-published — the datetime the post was published at, in ISO8601 format, with a timezone
  • u-url — the canonical URL of the post, especially important on pages listing multiple posts

It’s a common convention for the published datetime to be a link to the post itself, but they can be separate if you want.

There should also be some way to discover the author of the post — either link to your homepage (which should have your h-card on it) from anywhere within the body of the page with rel=author, or optionally embed a p-author h-card in the h-entry.

The web is an expressive medium, and as such there are many other properties which you can add to your posts. Check out the h-entry documentation for a full list.

Want to be able to use h-entry data in your code? Check out the open-source implementations.

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