Post format type switching from standard to image

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  • #1045239

    seecharlie
    Member

    I only post pictures to my blog and I want the posts to use the standard format type. Something has changed recently in WordPress that is causing the post to switch to image even if I have the “standard” format type selected. It’s extremely annoying.

    Is anyone else experiencing this problem and is there a fix?

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

    #1045507

    k8e9
    Member

    I’m having a similar problem…no one has responded to my thread question either.

    #1045508

    timethief
    Member

    @seecharlie
    Thanks for the report. This thread will be moved to the Themes Forum where Themes Staff will address this issue.

    #1045509

    timethief
    Member

    @k8e9
    You are using a different theme. Please return to your own thread which is likewise flagged for Staff attention.
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/latest-post-format-looks-like-gallery-i-want-standard?replies=2#post-1079006

    #1045510

    sixhours
    Staff

    Howdy @seecharlie, I see that your posts no longer have the Image post format. Did you find a fix?

    #1045511

    seecharlie
    Member

    Nope, after publishing each post I go back in and change the post type to “Standard”. That’s why they’re no longer the image type.

    I’d be surprised if this isn’t reproducible – if you create a standard type post without a title or text content and add only a single image does it not switch to image type for you? If it doesn’t I can provide detailed steps about my posting process.

    This did not happen until a month or two ago so I’m thinking something changed in a wordpress update.

    #1045512

    sixhours
    Staff

    Hi @seecharlie, yes, you’re correct; posts that contain only an image and lack a title or other text content will automatically be marked with the Image post format. The fix is to switch them back to Standard after publishing if you don’t want to use that format.

    #1045513

    seecharlie
    Member

    That’s unfortunate, as it changes the style of the post. Can this be submitted as a bug so it’s recorded and possibly changed in a future release? It shouldn’t be making changes to your post without warning or any way to override those modifications.

    #1045514

    sixhours
    Staff

    This was an intentional change, but we appreciate your feedback, and I’ll make sure to pass it along. Thank you!

    #1045515

    seecharlie
    Member

    Thanks for your help six!

    #1045516

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @sixhours – Add me to those who don’t want WordPress.com choosing my post format for me. Thank you.

    #1045517

    auxclass
    Member

    This was an intentional change, but

    Really bad decision – see my remarks some time back on Infinite Scroll

    Automatic where some programmer knows better what I want to do is real bad and an insult to all bloggers – people choose the format for many reasons – now making it harder to blog is not good

    #1045518

    zodiac1978
    Member

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