[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #18014: Post Formats are not extendable

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Wed Jul 6 23:05:27 UTC 2011

#18014: Post Formats are not extendable
 Reporter:  taeo          |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:
Component:  Taxonomy      |     Version:  3.2
 Severity:  major         |  Resolution:  invalid
 Keywords:  has-patch     |

Comment (by taeo):

 Replying to [comment:2 jorbin]:
 > What is your use case?
 > Post Formats aren't meant to be modified.  see
 http://andrewnacin.com/2011/01/27/on-standardized-post-formats/ for an
 explanation for why they are standardized.

 Ah. I can see Andrew's point. I can see the benefit of standardization -
 it allows easy portability between themes that support the feature.

 My use case: I am building a multimedia heavy blog for a client. They want
 to style posts slightly differently based on their media type but keep
 them all in the same feed/post-type. Post-formats fit like a glove for
 them except for one tiny piece - they want to have a "list" format ( e.g.
 a top 5 movies post ).

 I know I could roll my own and make this a custom taxonomy but it stings
 to do that when the post-format feature is already so perfect for the
 situation. The UI is already there and I already started selecting formats
 for posts.

 If it is determined that this doesn't belong in core then I respect that
 decision but a one line change seems like a small favor to ask :-)

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18014#comment:4>
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