[ADDED] 'Link' Post Format Type

  • kcmyoung

    #3377

    Hello,

    Providing links to external resources is a big part of my site and doing this using posts (with all the benefits offered by tags, RSS etc.) is a much better solution than simply maintaining a static page of links.

    Whilst I could just use normal posts and categorize them separately, users would then sometimes have to click through the post title in order to get to the link, which seems unnecessarily cumbersome compared to the sexy potential of a dedicated Link post type? 🙂

    Many thanks,

    Kenny

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #24582

    @kcmyoung

    Can you provide a place on your blog where this is an issue? (I’m wondering if you are preserving <a> tags in excerpts, for a start.)

    Also, can you provide a link to a page or theme with this feature implemented?

    kcmyoung

    #24583

    > Can you provide a place on your blog where this is an issue?

    Sure – check this page out:

    http://gamesound.org/articles/curated-article-links/

    The problem here is two-fold:

    * A post’s title is identical to the link it contains – this duplication of information is visually redundant and confusing

    * A post’s title links to the perma-link of the post – this is a redundant click

    Or check out how these posts are displayed on my front page (where I’ve intentionally chosen not to show the whole post so that longer, non-link posts don’t suck up too much space):

    http://gamesound.org/page/2/

    This is visually much better (though I’d like to hide the post author for these link posts), but still has the redundant click through to the post to get to the actual link itself.

    The title of the post should -be- the link – that’s what the Link Post Format offers 🙂

    > Also, can you provide a link to a page or theme with this feature implemented?

    Here’s an (incomplete) list of themes that support Post Formats, which lists numerous examples of themes that support the Link Post Format:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/post-formats/

    Sods law dictates that finding a blog that uses it is difficult! Here’s a random website I found that has used the feature:

    http://danroundhill.com

    And some more info on Post Formats:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Formats

    Cheers,

    Kenny

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #24584

    A post’s title is identical to the link it contains – this duplication of information is visually redundant and confusing

    The post title is something that you have control over actually, but I admit, the alternative is to have a “click here for more information” type of link. Boring (and very 2003).

    though I’d like to hide the post author for these link posts

    Add this to your custom css:

    .home p.post-author {display:none;}

    The title of the post should -be- the link – that’s what the Link Post Format offers 🙂

    That what I was wondering about. (Couldn’t find it on Dan Roundhill’s site.)

    I’m wondering if it is possible to add post formats to a child theme. Seems like it should be possible. Maybe I’ll work on it when I get time–the “quotation” one interests me.

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    Syahir Hakim

    #24585

    Link post format will be added in version 1.7.

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