WordPress 3.1 Allows Nonprofits To Choose From Up To 10 Different Post FormatsWordPress now allows admins and editors to from up to ten different Post formats. What this means is that you can now create a more diverse website by using various different content types.

WordPress 3.1 Allows Nonprofits To Choose From Up To 10 Different Post Formats

You can also choose formats that are more appropriate for a particular type of content. For example, if your nonprofit simply wants to share a link to another site, the “Link” format could allow you to post that external link in your post title.

  • Aside – Typically styled without a title. Similar to a Facebook note update.
  • Gallery – A gallery of images. Post will likely contain a gallery shortcode and will have image attachments.
  • Link – A link to another site.
  • Image – A single image.
  • Quote – A quotation. Probably will contain a blockquote holding the quote content.
  • Status – A short status update, similar to a Twitter status update.
  • Video – A single video.
  • Audio – Could be used for Podcasting.
  • Chat – A chat transcript.
  • Standard - Standard posts.

How Post Formats are styled depends on the Theme. If your theme doesn’t currently support Post Formats, check out this article on adding this feature.

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  1. Thank you for the concise overview, John! Will check it out now and see if our template supports post formats.