Webmentions in detail

Benefits

By using Webmentions in your site you can enhance and expand on the range of ways you communicate with others over the web. You can publish responses and interactions with other websites with more control over how the contents is displayed.

Considerations

Before you implement webmentions on your site consider how you will monitor and verify incoming responses from others and any potential vulnerabilities from displaying the content of other users on your website.

Implementing

How you implement webmentions will depend on the type of CMS or code base that your website has been created in. For a webmention to be sent it most first be constructed in a valid structure which adheres to Microformats. Having established the structure of your webmention is correct and valid then you need to consider how it’s submitted.

Webmention-ready CMS

The following CMS have webmentions either baked-in ready to use on your site or with a plugin which can be easily installed.


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