WordPress Post Formats

Ever since WordPress 3.2 was released, I have been curious about how Post Formats work because the default theme supports them.  The theme I normally use with Probstisms does not support Post Formats so I have switched to the default theme for a while to give them a try.

It seems to me that the Status Port Format has potential to be used as a way to initiate both Twitter and Facebook status updates.  The Link and Image Post Formats also have potential. My only hesitation is that there does no seem to be a character count in the WordPress post editor so it would be a bit of a guessing game as far as making Twitter status updates look good.

Now, some of you may be asking why I would want to initiate things like status updates and links through my blog.  Well, my guess is that Twitter and Facebook will not be around forever. Maintaining so much content on a third-party’s server seems to be a short term solution. On the other hand, my blog uses a SQL database to store content.  SQL has been around for a long time and will be around long after Twitter and Facebook become old news.  If I can use the blog as an archive for this type of content, I will be able to have all of my posts, updates, and links in the same place.

We’ll see if I can make this work in a convenient way. Otherwise, it just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to go through the hassle. I will report back soon!