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    Dear all,

    I am currently using WP v3.9.2 with Hueman v1.4.5 (WP.org branch). I use the automatic update mechanism from the WP backend interface.

    I posted an article on Wednesday using a video post format, it went fine. I switched from v1.4.4 to 1.4.5 on Thursday, and noticed today that this update deactivated several post formats incl. video and audio (meaning, they nor longer show up in the interface when someonee create a new article).

    Wow. This looks serious. What should I do? Should I give up entirely the WP.org branch and only use the manual updates provided on Alexander website? Thanks in advance for your help!

    Best regards,

    David.

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  • Please see: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/note-in-version-145-some-post-formats-will-disappear?replies=1

    It’s unfortunate I know, but theme reviewers won’t accept it with the meta formats.

    Best is to create a child theme, modify that line described in the thread above, as you copy over the entire alx_setup function to your child theme. See more how to work with child themes in Theme Options > Help dropdown > Documentation > Child Theme.

    Worth noting is that 2.1.9 on my website contained the last bug fix, and will probably not be updated for quite some time from now on.

    Thanks a lot Alexander for the feedback! As far as I understand:

    • The theme on WP.org was modified because some post formats are not standard-compliant, ie., data could be lost when switching to another theme.
    • Your own version of the theme (2.1.9), aside of the version of the WP.org branch (1.4.5), is fully functional but not standard-compliant, and will not be updated soon.

    A few questions popping in my head:

    • Does this mean that the current situation (non standard-compliance of some formats) will become permanent?
    • How much work could be required to make the theme standard-compliant, using for example Justin’s framework? (Nota bene: I am a PHP newbie.)
    • What is your advice to Hueman users? Should we be faking the video and audio formats (the most useful of the non-compliant bunch IMHO) with an image theme, and embed the audio/video material using an existing WP plugin or HTML integration code directly in the page?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    1) For now yes, it will be permanent until a new solution is built – if I will get time for that
    2) Quite a bit of work to get it to work the way I want, I’m not even sure it’s possible to do the way I want it without custom post formats.

    3) What I would suggest is either:

    1) Download the full version, it’s pretty much “finished” now and updates will be fewer
    2) Download the sample child theme from the help dropdown, activate it, copy over the whole alx_setup function from the parent theme to the child theme’s functions.php. Then modify this line in it:

    add_theme_support( 'post-formats', array( 'aside', 'gallery', 'image', 'status' ) );

    To this:

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

    And everything will be back to normal with the formats for the lite version as well.

    Thanks a lot Alexander for the detailed feedback! We will definitely adopt your first suggestion and install the full version of your theme.

    My teammate and I are great fans of your web designs. If we can contribute to improvements over GitHub in the coming months, we will let you know.

    All the best!

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