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WordPress 3 Cookbook by Jean-Baptiste Jung, Ric Shreves

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Using post formats

Post formats are a relatively new feature in WordPress, having first appeared in WordPress 3.1. The formats are a welcome development. In the past, many developers used categories as a way to group post content by nature or function and had to style based on category. With post formats, you have available a wide range of options that cover the most common categories of use, including audio, video, images, and galleries.

Support for post formats depends on the theme. As you can see in the next screenshot, there are even differences between TwentyTen and TwentyEleven. While TwentyEleven comes ready to use with a large number of post formats, in reality the theme uses only seven of the ten formats WordPress provides.

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