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All formats, not just the "new" ones (2 posts)

  1. Jim Reekes
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    Posted 1 year ago #

    It doesn't show the "standard" post format, which pretty much most of the posts.

    The actual set of all formats includes the original "standard" and the additional new formats. Maybe this is just an opinion, but the point is site visitors don't know this distinction.

    This widget is really filtering out the standard posts, to just one of the special new formats. The title I'm using for this in the side bar to explain it to visitors is "Show me only…"

    The way this widget works now is likely to confuse the casual reader trying to find something that may be a "standard" post.

    It doesn't show the "standard" post format, which pretty much most of the posts.

    The actual set of all formats includes the original "standard" and the additional new formats. (maybe this is just an opinion, but the point is users don't know such a distinction).

    The way this widget works now is likely to confuse the casual visitor trying to find something that may be a "standard" post. This widget is really "filtering out" the standard posts, to just one of the special formats. The title I'm using for this in the side bar is "Show me only…"

    Another use, if it could show only standard posts, is to help the reader filter out those other "new" posts. Maybe they don't want to see video posts, for example, and only look at standard posts.

    What I'd like is for the user to click on any of the possible posts.

    Is there a way to change this to show standard posts?
    Possibly something you'd add?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ambrosite-post-formats-widget/

  2. ambrosite
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The plugin uses the core WordPress function get_post_format_link to generate the format list. That function does not return any result for the 'standard' post format, because the standard format is not actually defined in the wp_term_taxonomy table. Rather, WordPress simply assumes that any post not assigned to a special format is standard.

    Since get_post_format_link does not return any result for the 'standard' format, it would be impossible to do what you ask without writing a lot of new code and custom database queries, which would make the plugin much larger and more complicated than it is now. If this was an easy fix I would have considered it, however Post Formats Widget is my least popular plugin, therefore I have no plans to spend any additional time developing it. My apologies, but that is the best answer I can give you at this time.

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