Boris Mann

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The IndieWeb wiki is the main hub for information.

The IndieWeb is a community of individual personal websites, connected by simple standards, based on the principles of owning your domain, using it as your primary identity, to publish on your own site (optionally syndicate elsewhere), and own your data. more »

IndieWeb standards include:

  • WebmentionWebmention
    Webmention is a [[W3C]] Recommendation, and is an [[IndieWeb]] spec.

    Webmention is a simple way to notify any URL when you mention it on your site. From the receiver’s perspective, it’s a way to request notifications when other sites mention it.

    I wrote about [[Run your own WebMentions]]
    to notify other websites
  • WebSub to get real time updates on other sites’ new content
  • MicropubMicropub
    An open API standard for creating, editing, and deleting posts on websites, like on your own domain, supported by numerous third-party clients and CMSs.
    An [[IndieWeb]] standard, [[W3C]] Editor is @aaronpk. Main page on the IndieWeb wiki.
    Micropub clients:
    Micropub servers / hosts

    [[]] supports it for publishing. Its using the “Link” or “Bookmark” type for a different purpose, that doesn’t actually get published to your feed.
    @voxpelli [[Micropub to Github]] - this is what I first ...
    to publish to your site with an ease
  • IndieAuthIndieAuth
    IndieAuth is an [[IndieWeb]] component that lets you sign in to things using your own website. The main instance is at, and the spec is at Created and maintained by @aaronpk
    From the spec:

    IndieAuth is a decentralized identity protocol built on top of [[OAuth]] 2.0.
    This allows individual websites like someone’s [[WordPress]], [[Mastodon]], or [[Gitea]] server to become its own identity provider, and can be used to sign in to other instances. Bot...
    to authenticate with your website
  • Microsub (experimental) to follow others, collect posts, read, and interact with them

IndieWeb is composed of a number of microformats.