Types of posts

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  • #21630

    smbrannan
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    Why is there an option to create different types of post (link, photo, quote etc.) when you create a new post from the tab on the wordpress.com home page, but you don’t have the same options when you create a new post from the dashboard?

    Also, why can the them display galleries that were created before I switched to the premium theme, but I can’t create a new gallery post?

    The blog I need help with is: stuartbrannan.wordpress.com

    #21759

    smbrannan
    Member
    Original poster

    Fat fingers. Second sentence should read….

    Also, why can the Minimum theme display galleries that were created before I switched to the premium theme, but I can’t create a new gallery post?

    #21785

    sillyandrea
    Member

    Those are referred to as post formats and they are theme dependant.

    Of cours,e you can still make a gallery in any theme, but the choice on the Post area only show up if the chosen theme has them available. For example, they could be styled differently on the front side.

    #21786

    smbrannan
    Member
    Original poster

    Thanks for the response, but I still don’t get it.

    If Minimum doesn’t support post formats, why do I still see the new post options of text, photo, video, quote and link on the new post page?

    And how can I create a new gallery in Minimum when I don’t see the post format options listed in the dashboard?

    #21787

    sillyandrea
    Member

    When you upload images, you can choose to still insert those images in the post as a gallery.

    You can have a gallery in your post, and there’s a post format that is a gallery. Slightly confusing, I know. :)

    #21788

    smbrannan
    Member
    Original poster

    OK – thanks.

    #21792

    Hi @smbrannan. There are two issues at play here.

    First, the posting area that you’re referring to on WordPress.com is available no matter which theme you’re using. It doesn’t check for Post Format support on your blog’s current theme. So whether or not your theme uses 2 or all 5 Post Formats isn’t relevant to what you would see on the WordPress.com posting page.

    Whether your theme supports no Post Formats or 5 is up to the theme developers, and how the theme uses your content is almost always up to the theme. If you’d like a distinct visual style for, say, links, then you’d need to request that from the theme developers (StudioPress, in this case).

    This is how it works right now, but your confusion surfaces an excellent pain point that we should address. Thanks for bringing this up.

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