New Block Plugin Displays Post Formats

New Block Plugin Displays Post Formats

Posted by WP Tavern on November 9, 2021 at 2:30 pm
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Are you using post formats? Now there’s a block for that! WordPress’ post formats feature was introduced in version 3.1 as a way for themes to customize presentation of a post. It allows users to choose the way a post looks by selecting a post format from a dropdown list. WordPress has a fixed list of post formats available but not all themes support them. Post formats have maintained a smaller cult following. While I don’t see them making a major comeback, many users who committed to using them long ago would like to continue. WordPress Core Committer Aaron Jorbin has created a plugin called Post Format Block that will display a post format in a block-based theme. His writeup dives deeper into the technical details of how he created the plugin. The block allows users to change the color, font size and weight of the displayed post format. Post Format Block plugin Jorbin said he built the plugin to display post formats on his personal site and wanted to help others do the same. “As someone that benefits greatly from Open Source, I view it as my responsibility to give back and it wasn’t much effort to build it…

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