hCard Examples in the wild

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As of 2017 there are millions of hCards in the wild (e.g. on WordPress by default for years), and thus hCard examples are closed to new additions. Existing examples may be removed if no longer applicable, or may be updated for historical accuracy purposes only.

DO NOT add new examples to this page. If you do, we'll assume you've actively disregarded this warning, and you'll be banned.

Please use h-card which supersedes hCard and add to h-card examples in the wild accordingly. Thank you.

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This page is an informative section of the hCard specification.

The following sites have published hCards, and thus are a great place to start for anyone looking for examples "in the wild" for inspiration, or try parsing and indexing.


new and uncategorized examples

Have hCard? Great! Now go add h-card. If you have a site with hCard(s), add it to the top of this list. Include at least one URL to a page that includes actual hCard markup. Examples without direct links to pages with hCard(s) will be removed. Check back after a few days, to see if anyone has found any problems with the examples supplied. Note that examples may be categorized and moved to the grouped section below.

You may want to use these buttons on your pages with hCards. See buttons#hCard for any recent additions.

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examples by category

Want hCard? Get started with writing an hCard using the hCard creator to write up some contact information, validate and publish it, or following the hCard authoring tips to add hCard markup to your current site. Check out this section for similar examples of types of pages that benefit from hCard markup.

This section organizes examples into several rough categories as follows. If an example fits in more than one category, use the *last* matching category in this list that matches the specific hCard example(s) in the wild that you are trying to categorize.

  1. Individuals - one card per person, perhaps sort alphabetically by "family-name". People with their own hCards (typically) on their own site.
  2. Organizations - one card per organization, alphabetical by "fn". Organizations with their own hCard(s) (typically) on their own site.
  3. Institutions - which list more than one person, with a count estimating the # of hCards, e.g. 40k for Avon. Also indicate complexity of information supplied, eg. just name+number vs. complete details. Alphabetically sorted by "org" with perhaps a few individuals listed in a single sub-bullet, comma delimited, sorted by "family-name".
  4. Online Profiles - which host profiles for more than one person, with a count estimating the # of hCards, e.g. 10m+ for Flickr.com. Alphabetically sorted by company / service name.
  5. Online Venues - which provide listings for businesses or organizations, with a count estimating the # of venues, e.g. ~10k for Upcoming.org. Alphabetically sorted by service/site name, with perhaps a few specific venues listed in a single sub-bullet, comma delimited, sorted by "fn".
  6. Event Speakers - event pages where the speaker for the event is marked up with hCard.
  7. Speakers Listings - event sites' speakers pages where the speakers are marked up with hCard. Sort by date, sub-grouped by year. Most recent first. Perhaps a few individuals listed in a single sub-bullet each event, comma delimited, sorted by "family-name".
  8. Group Blogs - blogs with multiple authors marked up with hCard
  9. Wiki templates - community wikis that have templates that automatically generate hCards on pages
  10. Authors - pages about some other thing, such as books, perhaps reviews etc., which have marked up their authors with hCard
  11. Search Results - results pages from search engines (either generic or for people/organizations) that return people marked up with hCards.
  12. Listing Contact - contact information for a listing like a job posting, for sale offering, etc.

In addition there is a separate "UTF8 Examples" section that can be used to put another link to any hCard examples in the wild which exercise various non-ASCII7 / non-english characters for various property values.

As each section itself become quite large (we might be there already, once we sort through the above "Reviewed Examples"), it will probably be moved to a separate page, leaving its heading here in place, and replacing its contents here with a link to the separate page and perhaps a stats summary.


Groupings alphabetically by "family-name".

Nicely styled:

Simple web pages (sorted by family name)

Hidden! Invisible data is strongly discouraged, these examples have been grouped here in the hopes that the authors will someday make their hCards visible:

Former. URLs that seem to have broken.


Sites for specific organizations with their own hCard on home page, or contact/about page(s). Grouped by country, sorted alphabetically. When this section gets too big we can make a separate business directory page.

US orgs

Australia orgs

England orgs

Germany orgs

Georgia orgs

Netherlands orgs

Mis-sorted - this should be moved to a search results section:

Old: (these sites used to have hCard, some may have gone offline)


with some problems:


Online Profiles

Online Venues

Event Speakers

Speakers Listings


to-do: check 2007 presentations as they likely contain links to conferences that marked up their speakers page(s) with hCard.


to-do: check 2006 presentations as they likely contain links to conferences that marked up their speakers page(s) with hCard.


to-do: check 2005 presentations as they likely contain links to conferences that marked up their speakers page(s) with hCard.

Group Blogs

Wiki Templates


Search Results

Listing Contact

Contact information for listings, e.g. job postings, items for sale, etc.

UTF8 Examples

These examples all contain one or more characters in UTF8 that are outside the ASCII7 range and make for excellent test cases to make sure you are handling UTF8 properly throughout your hCard parsing and transforming. And especially if you are generating vCards, these test cases will help you make sure you are generating UTF8 vCards in such a way that can be recognized by UTF8 supporting vCard applications. Sorted roughly alphabetically (per Unicode).

nickname only

These UTF8 examples only have UTF8 for the "nickname" property and are thus are a bit easier for testing than the previous examples.

non-HTML examples


Examples that used to have one or more hCards but now don't seem to have any. If you do find one, please include direct links to at least two (assuming there are two or more) pages at the referenced site that have one or more hCards.

related pages

The hCard specification is a work in progress. As additional aspects are discussed, understood, and written, they will be added. These thoughts, issues, and questions are kept in separate pages.

hCard Examples in the wild was last modified: Sunday, November 17th, 2019