HTML <article> Tag

The <article> tag has been added to HTML5. It is used to define an independent, self-contained content. An article should have its own meaning and be easily differentiated from the rest of the web page content.

The <article> element can include:

  • Blog entry
  • Forum post
  • News
  • Comment

Multiple <article> tags can be used in one HTML document.

Syntax

The content of the <article> tag is written between the opening (<article>) and the closing (</article>) tags.

Headers from <h2> to <h6> can be nested inside the <article> tag. If the <h1> tag was not used before, then its placement is allowed.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <article>
      <h1>Title of the article</h1>
      <p>Text of the article</p>
    </article>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Let’s consider another example, where there are multiple <article> tags in a <section> element.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <section>
      <h1>Articles about flowers</h1>
      <article>
        <h2>Roses</h2>
        <p>Rose – the queen of flowers - is the object of worship and ardent love. Since time immemorial, the rose has been the object of worship and admiration.</p>
      </article>
      <article>
        <h2>Lilies</h2>
        <p> Lily - an amazing beauty flower, one of the most ancient among a variety of bulbous plants. </p>
      </article>
    </section>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Attributes

The <article> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

Browser support

6+ 9+ 4+ 5+ 11.1+