Awesome Up Your WordPress Theme With Post Formats

This August I had the pleasure of speaking at WordCamp San Francisco on awesome-ing up WordPress themes with Post Formats. If you wanted to check out my presentation but weren’t there, or missed the livestream, have no fear! You too can check it out, right now, right here, thanks to the magic of

If you want to follow the along with the slides, you can do that too by downloading them right here.

Awesome WordPress Themes Mentioned In My Talk:

Of course, there are even more cool themes out there using Post Formats in awesome ways. And you’re going to be making some of them, right? I hope so. πŸ™‚

12 thoughts on “Awesome Up Your WordPress Theme With Post Formats”

  1. Ian I watched the presentation this past weekend. Great job! Helped clear some things up for me about when to use post formats as opposed to custom post types. I hand’t seen you present before, but I’ll be looking forward to the next time you do.

  2. Awesome presentations. I’m not a theme developer, but as a user, I can say that Post-formats, like Image, Link, Videos etc., in blogs are the soul of those blogs.

  3. thanks for the presentation Ian.
    Do you think its okay to use custom post types with custom meta fields as a plugin? That way they can work with multiple themes, especially if they just use standard WordPress hooks. thoughts?

  4. OK, what I don’t get is why you would call format content in the code (content-format-name) seems like format-name (format-aside) would be more apt. Seems to further confuse formats with post-type the latter of which when you think is actually WordPress content or content types.
    Just a thought.

  5. Ian, great talk! Thanks

    BUT… Explain me please why post formats were introduced (their main purpose) if there are CCT (custom content type) feature already exist in WordPress?

    So, basically i mean, that we can just create a separate content types (video, gallery, image, etc.) for different formats and style them appropriately πŸ™‚

    So, what are the core and main purpose of both features?


  6. Never thought about this term “Post Formats” .. such a great presentation you have shared here πŸ™‚ Thanks so much.


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