[wp-hackers] Difference between 'aside' and 'status' post format?
eric at eam.me
Thu Nov 3 23:36:54 UTC 2011
Ultimately, it comes down to how you want to use them in your theme.
There's no *right* way to use them, and there's not even a requirement to
use them at all.
But if you want to support both, Justin's examples are pretty much perfect.
On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Justin Tadlock <justin at justintadlock.com>wrote:
> I use aside for short thoughts and thoughts with a link to another site.
> I use status to update things such as what I'm doing.
> Example aside:
> "I just don't know what to think about the state of things in America.
> Every party is filled with money-hungry idiots who'll never change
> anything. Oh well."
> Example status:
> "I'm headed to WordCamp Philly today! Woo-hoo!"
> For me, they have separate uses. But, one could certainly use a single
> format and do both.
> On 11/3/2011 3:56 PM, Andrés Sanhueza wrote:
>> I have seen this being asked very often. Generally the answer resorts to:
>> —Aside is a short post without title.
>> —Status is a *shorter* post without title, a la Facebook and Twitter.
>> The thing is that I don't see much difference between these two in
>> order to warrant to be differentiated in the core list. Basically
>> because I don't see a same site using *both* and most of the time the
>> only difference are between an "aside/status" and a "standard" blog
>> post. I believe that the reason it was included was because the P2
>> theme does support a "status" category (along with "blog post
>> (standard)", "quote" and "link"), yet is not different of the absent
>> "aside" as "blog posts (standard)" currently work as those and they
>> can or not have a title. The only stylistic difference is that status
>> tend to be attached with an avatar of the user post, but still fells
>> more like a "conceptual" thing like something that requires a
>> determinate format (short of like having different formats for "photo"
>> and "drawing"), I guess.
>> Anyway, I would like to know if there is an use case (WordPress or
>> not) where "aside", "status" and "standard" are used.
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