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webmention.io is an open-source project and hosted service for receiving webmentions and pingbacks on behalf of your indieweb site.

Sites currently using webmention.io to receive pingbacks on their behalf:


Accept webmention and pingbacks for any site by adding a simple html tag

<link rel="pingback" href="http://webmention.io/username/xmlrpc" />
<link rel="http://webmention.org/" href="http://webmention.io/username/webmention" />

API to get a list of sites linking to your pages

Example: http://webmention.io/api/links.jf2?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwebmention.io

Converts Pingbacks to WebMentions

You can use webmention.io to handle Pingback requests and send them to you as a webmention.

To use, add an html tag like the following, replacing example.com/webmention with your own webmention endpoint.

<link rel="pingback" href="http://webmention.io/webmention?forward=http://example.com/webmention" />

Full Docs: https://github.com/aaronpk/webmention.io#webmention

How to Use

If you want to use this right now, get in touch with aaronpk and request a demo account on his instance. While not yet a production service, it has an API that can be used to query a list of mentions for a site.

You are more than welcome to use the pingback->webmention conversion service as described above. Or you can install this on your own server from the source code on Github.

Use with Jekyll

Aaron Gustafson has written a Jekyll plugin for displaying content from webmention.io.


The source is at github.com/aaronpk/webmention.io

To get set up, clone the repo, run bundle install in the repo dir, then run ./start.sh.