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  1. What do all the options mean in the new "format" box when writing or editing a post? I looked on the support site and could not find anything about it to help clarify what these options are and what they do so I know which one to use for each kind of post.

    The blog I need help with is ejandejsblog.wordpress.com.

  2. Standard would be just like a normal post. An aside is a special type of post and typically does not display a title. The "gallery" will show a featured image from the gallery you insert into the post, with a line underneath saying, "this gallery contains X photos and if you click on that link, it takes you to the gallery page that then shows all the images.

    I tried them all on my test blog at http://flippingtestblog.wordpress.com/ if you want to take a look. There seems to be some bugs though with the gallery thing as it took several attempts to get it to work and the editor would become completely unresponsive and I would have to refresh the page losing my changes. None of the buttons worked.

  3. Asides are sort of like a "lite post". Basically they are just used for a short update or comment that does not rate as a full post. Think of it as twitter envy but allowing unlimited characters.

  4. Hm, so we now have "Aside" and "Gallery" Post Formats? I wonder what this is going to do to all my old posts that I've already tagged as Categories instead.

    You can see a short explanation about using these Categories "Special styles for Asides and Galleries" in the introduction to Twenty Ten http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/new-theme-twenty-ten/

  5. By the way, seems this only affects Twenty Ten. Haven't found it on the other themes my other blogs are using.

  6. Thank you, that clears it up.

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