Post Formats

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  • #1221263

    How do I change a post that is already published from Aside to Standard please?

    The Post Formats support page only tells you how to do this for a new post.

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

    #1221400

    justpi
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    On bestfootforwardblog.wordpress.com you’re using The Columnist. The Columnist doesn’t support any alternative post formats. Are you talking about a different blog? If not, did you create the post via “New Post” (grey admin bar, top right)?

    #1221403

    Thanks for your reply. All of my other posts are Standard format. It’s just one post that has come out as an Aside. As far as I recall I created it in the same way as I did all of the other posts, through the Blog Admin/All Posts/New Post sidebar on the left. I know there’s a sort of ‘simple’ new post button somewhere but I don’t use it.

    In the end I don’t think it matters as it’s displaying perfectly well and doesn’t look any different to the other posts. I just wasn’t sure what the difference was, if any, or if I was missing something important. I’ll just leave it if I can’t or don’t need to change it.

    #1221409

    justpi
    Member

    Since The Columnist doesn’t support post formats, the post in question must have been created via the “New Post” button (which you shouldn’t use, because it’s buggy: your content may disappear upon publish).
    If The Columnist supported post formats, you would change the format in Posts > All Posts: click Edit, select preferred format in the Format module of the post editor, click Update; or (faster) click Quick Edit, select format from the pulldown, click Update.
    But in your case, to correct the post you should temporarily switch to a theme that supports post formats, correct the post as explained, then switch back to The Columnist.

    #1221411

    I guess I may have unwittingly tried the New Post button when I started this particular post, although I don’t recall doing so.

    I generally use Posts / All Posts / Add New and none of my other posts have the ‘Aside’ label against them. Also when I go into Edit I do not get the choice of changing the format in the pull down menu.

    As I say though, it doesn’t seem to be making any difference so I’m going to leave it for now.

    Thank you for your comments.

    #1221412

    justpi
    Member

    You’re welcome.
    “Also when I go into Edit I do not get the choice of changing the format in the pull down menu.”
    I explained this above: you don’t, because the theme doesn’t support it. On several other themes you would.

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