post formats

Yuuta: A Free Visual Diary Theme for WordPress

Earlier this month, a new proposal landed on trac, advocating the removal of post formats from core. Many believe that this feature would be better as a plugin, since it has received little improvement over the years and is not used by the majority of WordPress users. If the UI (more…)

Baskerville: A Free WordPress Theme for Hoarders

Baskerville is a new masonry grid style WordPress theme available from designer Anders Norén. His popular Hemingway theme has received more than 60,000 downloads on WordPress.org and is also offered on WordPress.com. Baskerville was created to showcase many different types of content, hence its tagline: “A WordPress Theme for Hoarders.” (more…)

DW Timeline: A Free WordPress Theme With a Unique Layout

DW Timeline is a beautiful free theme created by the folks at DesignWall. It is based on the Roots framework and features a unique timeline display for posts, inspired by Facebook’s timeline layout. DW Timeline was designed to showcase your blog or portfolio site. Customizable Header The homepage design supports (more…)

Sorbet: A Free WordPress Theme From Automattic

Sorbet is a beautiful responsive blogging theme with post formats on parade. The theme has been a big hit on WordPress.com ever since it was added at the end of January. This weekend Sorbet made its debut in the WordPress Themes Directory and is already a favorite, with more than (more…)

Post Formats UI Featured Image

No, Post Formats haven’t gone anywhere but theme support and their use appear to be waning. Joyce Grace over at ManageWP.com has published a great article that explores some possibilities as to why the feature is not being used, why we might see the feature make a comeback, and the (more…)

After a long, frustrating, development cycle, WordPress 3.6 Oscar is now available to the public. This release doesn’t have the Post Formats UI but it does contain a number of great features such as built-in video and audio support, a completely revamped UI for Post Revisions, 2013 Theme that utilizes (more…)

For anyone that was using trunk which is the bleeding edge version of WordPress during 3.6 development you may have used a couple of new media fields that were added to the new Post Formats UI.  Those fields along with the Post Formats UI were yanked from core. If you’d (more…)

In what many will consider to be sad news, the Post Formats UI that so many people were looking forward to as part of WordPress 3.6 has been stripped from core, for now. The decision was made by Mark Jaquith as the new feature just wasn’t quite ready for prime (more…)

While reading a discussion that was being had by the folks who populate the WordPress Hackers Mailing list regarding the difference between the aside and status post formats, Mike Schinkel commented on a practice that I think needs to be stopped. I’ve been noticing that some themers have decided to (more…)