Aside and Chat

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    Hi, newbie here.

    Friendly and to the point:

    On the Edit Post page, there are choices for ‘Format’ which include:


    Most seems self-explanatory. I tested Gallery to see what it looks like with images uploaded.

    I entered text and clicked Preview and saw that Quote puts the text in an italic font.

    Using the same method, I still don’t know what Aside and Chat mean or will do when published.

    Besides going through Learn, which I don’t feel ready to do, how can I see what Aside and Chat look like and how to use them?

    Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is


    Here’s a list of all the post formats that are available across different themes:

    Standard – Your normal, average, everyday blog post. This is the default styling for your theme.
    Gallery – Usually will show a thumbnail from the blog post, as well as an excerpt of what the gallery is about.
    Aside – These are brief snippets of text that aren’t quite whole blog posts. Useful for quick thoughts and anecdotes
    Image — These posts highlight your images
    Status — Short updates about what you’re doing right now.
    Quote — These posts highlight your blockquoted text in a bolder way than standard posts do
    Video — Just like Image posts these posts highlight your videos
    Audio — Just like Image and Video these posts highlight your Audio attachments
    Chat – These posts highlight snippets of memorable conversations you have with friends, both online and offline.

    Note not all themes support all post formats (the list of which ones support what is here:

    You can find out more about Post Formats over here:


    Very helpful!



    The resulting differences vary from theme to theme. On Dusk to Dawn, selecting aside minimizes the post tile on the main page and moves it below the content, and selecting chat makes successive paragraphs alternate between bold and regular text.

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