Add Post Formats Support

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Do you want to check if your WordPress theme supports post formats? Defining a format for your posts helps you to display them differently. We have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add post formats support in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

add_theme_support( 'post-formats', 
add_post_type_support( 'post', 'post-formats' );
add_post_type_support( 'page', 'post-formats' );

To check whether a post has a format or not, you can use this conditional tag in a template file:

if ( has_post_format( 'status' )):
  echo 'this is the status format';

You can also add the Format functionality to pages, or your own custom post type:

add_post_type_support( 'page', 'post-formats' ); // add to pages
add_post_type_support( 'books', 'post-formats' ); // add to custom post type books
add_theme_support( 'post-formats', array( 'status', 'gallery' ) );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 25 best WooCommerce plugins to grow your sales and how to make an appointment booking system with WordPress.

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