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  • Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    Those are Post Formats, as imported and converted from Tumblr’s own formats.

    If you want to change them, use the quick edit or the bulk editor to change the format of the posts.

    Thanks for the reply, Otto!

    I’m still a little confused, as I don’t see anything referencing Post Format in either Quick Edit or Bulk Edit.

    So I figured this out after a lot of digging. As it turns out, I had to go into my theme’s functions.php and add this line:

    add_theme_support( 'post-formats', array( 'aside', 'gallery', 'link', 'image', 'quote', 'status', 'video', 'audio', 'chat' ) );

    After that, I got a menu at the right of my edit/add post page called ‘Format’ giving me all of these options.

    I think this is a bit confusing on the part of WordPress. Granted, if a theme doesn’t support displaying all of these different post types, then maybe it makes sense to not show these options by default. But if you’re going to hint that they are there and then provide me no way to edit them, I’ll just be frustrated.

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    If your theme doesn’t support those formats, then it doesn’t really matter what the format is set to to start with. In which case you wouldn’t want to edit them, because that format might be useful or important later if you switched to a theme that did have native support for them.

    Good point, Otto, but I think perhaps more useful would be to still allow the user to change, but add a note that the current theme doesn’t support them. I just think it’s really confusing, as a user who had no idea about Post Formats, to see them listed on the Post Overview page, but then have no idea how to change them in the actual post, or what they even meant.

    … But I suppose in the end this is a discussion for those coding WordPress 🙂

    Thanks again for your help!

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