Introduction to Post Formats

WordPress offers several post formats that are made available through any theme as long as the theme has support for each one. Unfortunately, creating a custom post format is not possible, so we are limited to the following formats….the ones in red are not available in Preferential:

  • Standard Post Format
  • Aside Post Format
  • Image Post Format
  • Gallery Post Format
  • Audio Post Format
  • Quote Post Format
  • Status Post Format
  • Video Post Format
  • Link Post Format
  • Chat Post Format

If you would like to read more about WordPress Post Formats, you can visit the Codex page:

Post Formats

If you would like to see the available post formats on a live site, you can check out the demo website for Preferential by going to the “WordPress” menu link and visit each submenu:

Demo Website

You do not have to use all the post formats that are listed above, but they are there for you if your website needs them. The Standard Post Format is probably the most common one because this is the default option when you write blog posts — it’s automatically set for that one. How you use the other formats is up to you. For example, you could use the “Quote Post Format” as a way to post client or customer testimonials. The Link Post Format could be used to create a type of link directory. The Status Post Format could be used as a way to publish quick updates to your site or other notations that you want to inform others of things that are happening.

Screencast – Intro to Post Formats