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

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Thu Jul 7 04:40:43 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:5 jkudish]:
 > I agree with you. I too wish they were extensible, I could see so many
 use cases for it. It's somewhat un-WordPress like to standardize it like
 that. However, I think it was heavily debated enough before 3.1 and I
 really doubt anyone will nudge it on at this point.

 Yes - I didn't realize there had already been a big discussion over this
 very issue. I probably would have let it be if I had known. No sense in
 beating a dead horse. I think you're right about no one wanting to budge!

 Replying to [comment:6 mikeschinkel]:
 > Is this really a problem?  Doesn't a custom taxonomy not also provide a
 UI? Can't you transition from formats to the custom taxonomy?

 It's not really. Like I said I CAN roll my own - but I always like to opt
 for the core functionality when possible. And yes, custom taxonomies do
 provide a UI but it is modeled after categories or tags ( i.e. checkboxes
 and inputs ) so I have to roll my own there as well. Call me lazy I

 Thanks for your responses all.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18014#comment:7>
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