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I was wondering if it's really neccessary to keep the <div class="entry"> in the page.php file (or any other template for that matter). I typically use a blank HTML5 wordpress theme and it doesn't have any declarations within the CSS file for that class.

So I just wanted to get other opinions on it. Thanks!

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I guess it would depend on what CSS is declared for that class, and if you plan on using it for your theme. –  Pat Mar 21 '13 at 14:56
As far as I remember correctly, entry and it's child classes were initiated for support of hAtom/hentry microformats. Nowadays seems to be the most important enriching data scheme. –  Volker E. May 3 at 20:34

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No specific markup is required in a theme. The only exception are themes published on, they have to follow the guidelines. And even there, <div class="entry"> is not required.

The only parts you have to use are these:

while ( have_posts() )
    print '<h2>' . get_the_title() . '</h2>';
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Shaboom. Thanks! Yeah, I kinda figured, but I just wanted to make sure that I was keeping things consistent and semantic. But that puts it into perspective. Thanks again! –  ultraloveninja Mar 21 '13 at 16:30
@ultraloveninja See my Mini Theme for a complete example. :) –  toscho Mar 21 '13 at 16:32

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