even though i have options for different formats when i post a blog using my theme Coraline, my post always looks the same (format wise), for example today i posted this http://margavp.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/more-indian-beauty-indian-beauty-parlour/
the only change is that the word “IMAGE” (the format i selected) appears at the top of the page. I would really like to use the format feature. Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks in advance
First, post formats help highlight different types of content, and work best with the right content. The image format can be used when the content is a single image. Your post isn’t like that, it’s a regular post that includes several images, so you shouldn’t use the image format for it.
Second, the visual differentiation you get when using an alternative post format varies from theme to theme: it may range from subtle to gross. In Coraline there is a differentiation when you select the image post format, just not a very obvious one: the datestamp and the comment link move from below the post title to the end of the post.