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Schema.org Article > BlogPosting, NewsArticle, ScholarlyArticle Types tutorial

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In this page, we have discussed Article type of Schema.org in detail. We have also discussed more specific types of Article, i.e. BlogPosting, NewsArticle, ScholarlyArticle.


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Article > Blogposting

Article > NewsArticle

Article > ScholarlyArticle


The article specifies the associated content is an Article. An example of associated content may be a blog posting, a news article, an article regarding academics etc.

To be more specific, Schema.org offers three types - BlogPosting to specify that the associated content is a blog posting, NewsArticle to specify that the associated content is a news article and ScholarlyArticle to specify that the associated content is a scholarly article.


The following table described the properties of Article.

PropertiesWhich type should be usedDescription
articleBodyTextSpecifies that the associated content is the actual body of the article.
articleSectionTextSpecifies that the Articles may be under one of the sections of a newspaper or magazine. Like Politics, Sports, Entertainment etc.


Example of Article without Microdata

<html lang="en">
<meta charset=utf-8>
<title>example of Article without Microdata</title>
<h1>Features of the w3resource JavaScript tutorials</h1>
<p>Aurhor :  Rameshwar Ghosh</p>
<p>This article has received 7 likes in facebook and received 3 google plus.</p>

Example of CreativeWork with Microdata

<html lang="en">
<meta charset=utf-8>
<title>example code of Article with Microdata</title>
<a rel="author" href="https://profiles.google.com/103074333439002308043/about">Bidhan Chatterjee</a>
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article">
<span itemprop="name">Features of the w3resource JavaScript tutorials</span>
by <span itemprop="author">Rameshwar Ghosh</span>
This article has received 7 likes in facebook and received 3 google plus.
<meta itemprop="interactionCount" content="FacebookLikes:7"/>
<meta itemprop="interactionCount" content="GooglePlus:3"/>

Result of testing the above code with Rich Snippets Tool

article example test with google rich snippets tool

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