If your theme supports post formats, you’ll see a Format box in the Add New Post and Edit Post pages. There, you’ll find a list of all the formats you can use with the theme. You can pick any of them for a post, but if you don’t make a choice, your post sticks with Standard.
Table lists all the post formats that WordPress allows. Themes can pick and choose which of them they allow.
|POST FORMAT||TYPE OF CONTENT|
|Standard||Standard, ordinary posts. Every post starts out using the Standard format.|
|Aside||A short snippet of text that doesn’t add up to a full post. Casual bloggers can use the Aside format to blurt out a quick thought, in much the same way that you might use a text message or a tweet on Twitter. Most themes don’t display a title for asides.|
|Status||A short update about what you’re doing right now (“Chillin’ with my Missin’ Manual, about to build a brilliant WordPress site”). Similar to the status update feature on virtually every social media site. Most themes don’t display a title for status updates.|
|Link||A link to another website, with little or no extra text. Most themes don’t display a title for links.|
|Quote||A short snippet of text that quotes some words of wisdom you want to share. Most themes don’t display a title for quotes.|
|Image||A post that contains a picture you uploaded.|
|Gallery||A post that contains a picture gallery.|
|Audio||A post that contains an audio recording.|
|Video||A post that contains a video file.|
|Chat||A snippet of a memorable conversation, offline or online. Usually looks like this: Joe: dude, why u ignorin me? Ben: im learnin some wordpress, bro|