How Do Post Formats Fit Into a Block Theme World?

How Do Post Formats Fit Into a Block Theme World?

Posted by WP Tavern on November 22, 2021 at 4:20 pm
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Over the weekend, Nick Bohle asked Ellen Bauer of Elma Studio how post formats fit into the block-theming world. The question was a proposal for her a WordPress theme and FSE chat she held yesterday via Twitter Spaces. I could not attend and see if Bauer touched on the subject, but the question is something I have given a lot of thought to not that long ago. Over the summer, I tweeted out a screenshot of an experiment around post formats. A part of me was trying to figure out if we could revive a dying feature, one I continue to use today. Aside post format archive. I have been using post formats since before they were a thing. “Asides” were one of the precursors to the feature landing in WordPress. I wrote my first on my personal blog back in 2006. I had borrowed some code that WordPress cofounder Matt Mullenweg had posted two years earlier. It was a concept he had borrowed from others. For me, it was a way to give a unique layout to quick posts and links without all the beefiness of a long-form article. In 2011, WordPress 3.1 launched with a new taxonomy. Users…

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