[wp-hackers] Post Formats: Conventions/Standards for Content/Layout/Style

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Jan 11 19:01:21 UTC 2011

That doesn't bother me so much. It is what it is; the ship has sailed on
using a given term in a given context.

I'm more concerned with understanding "aside" in *this* context, from a
Theme developer's perspective, in order to answer the myriad anticipated
questions regarding its implementation.


P.S. the Adding Asides Codex page needs to be linked on the Post Formats
Codex page. I'll go take care of that...

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
> wrote:

> On Jan 11, 2011, at 1:16 PM, Otto wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Mike Schinkel
> > <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net> wrote:
> >> I think what might be what most people think of as an "aside" is not how
> WordPress has defined it. What WordPress is calling an "aside" seems to be
> to be more of a "random-thought."
> >
> > "Asides", in WordPress terms, have been around for at least 5 years.
> >
> > http://codex.wordpress.org/Adding_Asides
> >
> > http://codex.wordpress.org/index.php?title=Adding_Asides&action=history
> Ah, it's  "a Matt thing."  Which is kinda what I figured (feared?)
> Living in obscurity (relatively speaking) for 5 years doesn't override
> centuries of use in publishing in the general publics view. But it won't be
> the first time a small group has sought to redefine a general use term to
> mean what they'd prefer it to mean, and it certainly won't be the last. Just
> don't be surprised when it confuses people and generates a bunch of
> questions on the forum.
> -Mike
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