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DesignLinks says

As discussed in some other thread. In WordPress using custom defined meta panels to define different attributes of various post formats is not a good practice. Because whenever our customer decided to change the theme he will lose all values defined in those meta fields.

Now, sometime ago, i hear that WordPress developers were planning to incorporate some standard fields in backend which we can use to define and grab values from it. But then the news came that this functionality is not ready yet and its being developed as a plugin now. Plugin link here: https://github.com/crowdfavorite/wp-post-formats/

Now my question is, whether using this plugin to incorporate in our themes is a good idea right now? or is it too early?

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DesignLinks says

any idea?

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WPWiseOwl says
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DesignLinks says

Have you read these?

http://wptavern.com/mark-jaquith-on-wordpress-3-6-postmortem-and-post-formats-ui

http://wptavern.com/why-arent-post-formats-in-wordpress-more-popular

i just read them. but it did’nt really answer my question that if this plugin is ready to be implemented in themes? or we should expect drastic changes in plugin code which can ultimately break our themes in future.

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WPWiseOwl says

Well, that’s just it there’s no definitive attitude one way or the other. After reading those though I was left with the impression that: 1) It’s been shelved indefinitely (temporarily abandoned) and 2) There’s isn’t enough demand or desire for this concept.

It’s not worth taking the extra risk when you can just support the post formats “as-is” in a theme without using the plugin using the existing interface which user either will or won’t use. The recent addition of the new core audio/video shortcodes makes it less of consideration for me.

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themei says

Hey i suggest you to build custom metabox and integrate with post format, i will lot more easier than other’s

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DesignLinks says

Well, that’s just it there’s no definitive attitude one way or the other. After reading those though I was left with the impression that: 1) It’s been shelved indefinitely (temporarily abandoned) and 2) There’s isn’t enough demand or desire for this concept. It’s not worth taking the extra risk when you can just support the post formats “as-is” in a theme without using the plugin using the existing interface which user either will or won’t use. The recent addition of the new core audio/video shortcodes makes it less of consideration for me.

Thnx for detail reply. I think i’ll use native wordpress shortcodes [gallery] [video] [audio] to support the respective post formats then.


Hey i suggest you to build custom metabox and integrate with post format, i will lot more easier than other’s

Yes it would be easier, but upon changing the theme customer will not be able to use post formats data stored in those custom fields.

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