The Value (and Use) of Post Formats in WordPress Themes

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Blog Post formats in Standard 3.

One of the best changes that have come out in recent times with WordPress is the introduction of Post Formats. Even though it was introduced over a year ago it’s only become more adopted for developers en masse this year as more and more demand for them has increased.

What are post formats? Very simply it’s a way of stylizing the presentation of a blog post in a unique way. You can easily do this by just clicking one of the radio buttons in the right column in your blog post drafting area, as you can see in the above screenshot.

What’s nice is that these are pre-formatted or pre-designed styles so you don’t have to do any design work yourself! You can, of course, edit or create your own designs or even customize the existing ones in any WordPress Theme.

In Standard 3 we’ve taken our blog post formats seriously and provided some incredibly stylish and attractive ways or presenting your content very quickly and effectively. You have 6 options to choose from:

  1. Standard format
  2. Status
  3. Image
  4. Link
  5. Quote
  6. Video

Each design and presentation/layout was crafted by hand by Jared, our UI/UX specialist – he even hand-crafted our icons from scratch! There’s really no better way to showcase how easy it is to use Post Formats than in real-time, so I’ve made a short video to show you how it’s done.

Check it out:

http://vimeo.com/47592559

All the posts are live right here:

  1. Standard format
  2. Status
  3. Image
  4. Link
  5. Quote
  6. Video

Love to hear your thoughts about post formats and whether you’re using them or not!

[Learn more about Standard 3 via my Series here or go there directly!]