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Microformat Shiv


Browsers should come with APIs to parse semantic content such as microformats, unfortunately this has yet to happen. The microformat shiv provides a simple to use, light-weight, cross-browser microformat API. It even works with modern mobile browsers and is backward compatible with Internet Explorer 6.
The microformat shiv is based on the microformat API for Mozilla’s extensions. This is the same code base as the popular Operator plug-in.

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From 1 October 2016 on, this plugin is no longer supported. Please use Powerpack instead.


  1. Upload microformatshiv.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


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Contributors & Developers

“Microformat Shiv” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Second major version, uses Microformat Shiv 2.0.1
  • Readme update


  • Code improvement
  • Front-end speed improvement
  • Updated the javascript


  • First version, uses Microformat Shiv 0.2 (28 january 2011)