[wp-hackers] post format types

Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) philip at frumph.net
Thu Jan 6 20:13:53 UTC 2011

Author is just a reference of a type, there should be registerable post 
format types and functional abilities to make it easy for designer to create 
functionality for their theme.  Whether it's author, comic, education, 
random thought, the ability to change the post format of the look of the 
post should be up to the disgression of the theme designer themself, not 
confined to a specific set.

If the post format doesn't exist in other themes, it uses a fallback to the 
standard, not a big deal.   The general interpretation of this methodology 
is akin to using attachment.php which I get, but it's practically useless in 
creating themes that could use its functionality for anything specific.   So 
instead of people using this "feature" we have to write our own code 
anyways.   That makes this code near pointless beyond its defined 
parameters.  Which again, i'm not saying is bad, its just confined to it's 
specific implementation and nothing else.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Otto" <otto at ottodestruct.com>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] post format types

> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Philip M. Hofer (Frumph)
> <philip at frumph.net> wrote:
>> Sorry charlie, you're writing CSS based changes, not HTML based changes 
>> with
>> different post format look of the post.
>> What you already wrote is already written 100x over.
> No, I just wrote about both CSS and HTML based changes.
> if (get_the_author_meta( 'login' ) = "otto") {
> ... html changes here
> }
> You don't need a custom post format to change things based around the
> author. I don't understand the confusion here.
> -Otto
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