Micropub: The Emerging API Standard for IndieWeb Apps

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Scheduled: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 3:45 – 4:30pm in B302/303


Micropub is an emerging open API standard that is used to create posts on your own domain using third-party apps. Web apps and mobile apps can use Micropub to post notes, photos, bookmarks and many other kinds of posts to your own website, similar to using a Twitter client to post to your Twitter account.


In this talk you’ll learn how to set up your website as your own identity provider, and how Micropub can enable you to own your content while still using other apps.

You’ll learn the basics of the Micropub spec, how it uses IndieAuth for authorization, and how to use it to create many types of posts on your website. You will learn how to implement it on your own website, either from scratch or by installing an existing plugin.

Installing the Wordpress Micropub plugin is a breeze, and Known supports Micropub out of the box. If you’re using a home-grown CMS or a static site, you can write a Micropub API relatively quickly, using existing resources to bootstrap development.

Once your website supports creating posts via Micropub, you can use any number of Micropub-enabled apps, freeing yourself from the limits of your website’s built-in interface, and freeing yourself from building your own. Today, there are already over half a dozen apps you can use, such as Quill, Woodwind, OwnYourGram and MobilePub.


indieweb, indiewebcamp, socialweb, api, oauth, oauth2, indieauth, micropub

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