WordPress post formats

WordPress allows you to switch on different post formats from a set list. You don’t have to use all of them, you simply have to pick which formats suit your site best. At the moment, this list consists of:

  • Aside: Similar to a quick note. Use these for posts like quick updates or custom status’.
  • Gallery: A post containing a gallery of images.
  • Image: A single image, rather than a gallery.
  • Video: A post that has one, or several, videos. The WordPress codex also points out that a single URL may indicate the source of a video, rather than an embedded video.
  • Audio: An audio file or playlist.
  • Link: A simple link to an external site.
  • Quote: A quoted block of text, usually with attribution to a quote’s author.
  • Status: Similar to aside, but much more about a simple one-line status.
  • Chat: A full chat transcript.

In your Functions.php add this code


function add_post_formats() {
    add_theme_support( 'post-formats', array( 'gallery', 'quote', 'video', 'aside', 'image', 'link' ) );
add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'add_post_formats', 20 );


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