I don’t really use any WordPress post formats other than the “standard” post, and occasionally “video”.
How does the video post work?
If I post a “video” format post, then all that shows is the video in as wide a part of the screen as possible (whilst still allowing for room for my sidebar). Whereas if I just put a piece of video as inserted media into my blog, I get a title for the blogpost, a smaller format player, and room for text around it. So I choose the format for each video post accordingly.
I was teaching blogging to some postgrad researchers the other day, and when I showed them the different formats for posts they got quite excited at the thought of not always having to write a long form article every time they blogged. It kindled my curiosity as to what the other formats would look like if used correctly.
The table above shows all 9 formats that come with the Chalk theme I use for my blog, the one I’ve chosen for this post is “Chat”.
So that’s why this post is coming up in this new format – it’s emulating a conversation?
Yes, just use an unordered list (or bullet points to the rest of us) and WordPress does the rest.
To find out what post formats come with your blog theme, go to the support page for your theme. Then you too can find out if you can talk to yourself.
Or perhaps use it next time you are reporting an interview.