I was just looking at the new beta, trying out all the different post types, and I had a bit of an "issue" getting the Chat post type to work. Heads-up: I normally just use the standard post type, but I was thinking recently "Wow, it would be nice if more themes actually treated the post types differently..."
Anyway, when I first posted the following Chat:
This is a test. A what? A test. Oh, a test
This didn't render at all in the Twenty Thirteen theme. Only when I added names to the top of each quote (with colons) did it start to work. (The quote by someone with a first and last name didn't work, but this is a known issue from what I gather in this forum.)
A suggestion: Either...
- "Post it anyway" - As in, if the rendering engine cannot determine who is saying what in a chat post, just post it as-is; or
- Provide some user information about what WordPress is expecting. This could be an error message when the post is saved in an invalid format, or even just a "how-to" link explaining how WordPress is expecting the chat to look.
Anyway, just my thoughts... Hope it helps! :)