[wp-testers] post-format 'standard'?
Philip M. Hofer (Frumph)
philip at frumph.net
Thu Jan 6 22:19:19 UTC 2011
That does make better sense, although I am inclined to think that you can
have standards and customs in the same boat, the explanation does heed a
better understanding of where it's going.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Nacin" <wp at andrewnacin.com>
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Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-testers] post-format 'standard'?
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 5:04 PM, Philip M. Hofer (Frumph)
> <philip at frumph.net>wrote:
>> While reading this, i'm thinking to continually question why to limit the
>> post formats to those distinct few.
>> The main defense is to be compatible with various themes, however Nacin
>> points out a tag/converter that supports post formats that can move one
>> format to another.
>> Is there really something i'm missing? Is it a core code deficiency that
>> is not allowing non-exclusive post formats?
>> If someone is moving from one theme to another and the other theme
>> support x format, say aside, it's going to fall back to normal posts
>> anyways. If they make it support the post format, the can do it with
>> whatever custom post format was made as well.
>> What am I missing here that is causing the limitation to only that set?
> The limitation is for standardization and portability. It's the whole
> of the feature. If you want custom post formats, then you should use your
> own taxonomy. Post formats are nothing more than a custom taxonomy with a
> custom meta box with some extra few bits to ensure standardization and
> The point of adding formats to the tag/category converter is that some
> themes or users previously leveraged categories as these standard formats.
> For example, Twenty Ten had the 'gallery' and 'asides' categories, which
> now be converted to the 'gallery' and 'aside' post format. It's nothing
> than that. You can't just turn any term into a format -- it needs to be
> of the defined ones.
> Even if a theme doesn't support X format, the context is not lost. The
> is still identified as an aside. Generally speaking those using
> themes are going to check which formats the theme support, and generally
> speaking the authors of tumblelog themes are going to ensure that as many
> possible are supported, as appropriate.
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