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Some simple tools in python to deal with webmentions.

Note, that this package was formerly known as webmentiontools, but had to be renamed due to PEP-541. (Namely, not classified as abandoned project, because the author was reachable).


  • webmentiontools.send implements WebmentionSend that sends webmentions.
  • webmentiontools.urlinfo implements UrlInfo() that will rerurn usefull information about a web page, like title, the existance of an “in-reply-to” link, the author name, the author image, etc.
  • webmentiontoold.webmentionio provides a class to query

There is also the corresponting command line tool, webmention-tools (which is also a simple example on how to use the library.

Check bin/ on how to use the library to query and present information for all URLs that mentioned


pip install webmention-tools


Command line:

webmention-tools send `source` `target`
webmention-tools urlinfo `url`


Python code to send a webmention:

from webmentiontools.send import WebmentionSend
source = 'URL of page sending the webmention'
target = 'URL of page to receive the webmention'
mention = WebmentionSend(source, target)

Python code to get info about a webpage.

from webmentiontools.urlinfo import UrlInfo
url = 'a link to a web page'
i = UrlInfo(url)
if i.error:
    print('There was an error getting %s' % url)
    print('in-reply-to link: %s' % i.inReplyTo())
    print('publication date: %s' % i.pubDate())
    print('page title: %s' % i.title())
    print('image link: %s' % i.image())


  1. Create a virtualenv with python3
  2. Change into that directory and clone the repository
  3. Activate the virtualenv by sourceing bin/activate
  4. Change into the cloned repository and install dependencies via `pip install -r requirements.txt’
  5. Run pytest --cov for unit tests with code coverage

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