WordPress 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.
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.