StatusW3C Recommendation
First publishedMay 23, 2017
OrganizationWorld Wide Web Consortium
EditorsAaron Parecki
Base standardsHTTP, URI
Related standardsmicroformats, ActivityPub, h-entry
DomainSocial Web, Communications protocol

Micropub (MP) [1] is a W3C Recommendation[2] that describes a client–server protocol based on HTTP to create, update, and delete posts (e.g. social media) on servers using web or native app clients. Micropub was originally developed in the IndieWebCamp community,[3] contributed to W3C,[4] and published as a W3C working draft on January 28, 2016.[5]

Micropub uses OAuth 2.0 Bearer Tokens for authentication and accepts traditional form posts as well as JSON posts. Posted data uses a vocabulary derived from Microformats. Micropub is mostly used to create "posts", which are similar to Tweets, or micro blog posts, like those posted to Twitter. The protocol supports a variety of different content types[6] however, such as Bookmarks, Favorites, Reposts, Events, RSVPs, and Checkins. Micropub is currently supported on a variety of IndieWeb[7] compatible websites, like micro.blog.[8]


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There are numerous Micropub implementations, both clients,[9] and servers,[10][11] many of them open source.



See also


  1. ^ Parecki, Aaron, ed. (2017-05-23). "Micropub". W3C Recommendation. https://www.w3.org/TR/micropub/. Retrieved 2017-06-07.
  2. ^ "Micropub is a W3C Recommendation | W3C News".
  3. ^ "Micropub - IndieWeb". indieweb.org.
  4. ^ "Daily API RoundUp: Microsoft Cognitive Services, Line, Melown, Emburse, Tuleap, GoCD". ProgrammableWeb. November 2, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-11-05.
  5. ^ "First Public Working Drafts: Micropub and ActivityPub | W3C News".
  6. ^ "Documentation". quill.p3k.io. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  7. ^ "IndieWeb". indieweb.org. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  8. ^ "Micro.blog Help - IndieWeb". help.micro.blog. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  9. ^ "Client Reports - Micropub Rocks!". micropub.rocks.
  10. ^ "Server Reports - Micropub Rocks!". micropub.rocks.
  11. ^ "Server Report Summary - Micropub Rocks!". micropub.rocks.
  12. ^ "Documentation". quill.p3k.io. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  13. ^ "OwnYourGram". ownyourgram.com. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  14. ^ "InkStone". inklings.io. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
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  16. ^ "index - dobrado". dobrado.net. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  17. ^ "IA Writer Adds Expanded Support for IndieWeb Tools and WordPress Publishing". 15 May 2020.