Posts Tagged ‘post formats’

Post Formats Explained

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November 13th, 2010
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Premiering with WordPress 3.1 some time next month, Post Formats is one of the most talked about and often confusing of the new features. The documentation is beginning to take shape, and a list of Post Formats is being finalized, so what is a Post Format? Think of Post Formats like categories, but more from a design standpoint than an organizational one. Basically, Post Formats offer a microblogging-style way to assign a specific style to your post based on content. So far, Post Formats are available for asides, audio, chat transcripts, galleries, links, quotes, single images,¬†status updates, and videos. What that means is, if your theme takes advantage of these Post Formats, you will have any easy way to display each format with a unique style. As Otto illustrates, Matt Mullenweg has done this for some time. Many themes have brought similar functionality tied to specific categories, but what happens […]

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WordPress 3.1 Features Taking Shape

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November 7th, 2010
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Development on WordPress 3.1 is well underway, and with the string freeze coming up on December 1st, some key new features are beginning to take shape. Earlier this week,¬†Automattic code wrangler Stephane Daury published a revealing screenshot of the new internal linking feature, while WordPress lead developer Mark Jaquith briefly discussed the new post formats feature. What do you think of the internal linking and post formats features thus far? Will you be trying the 3.1 beta when it’s released later this month?

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