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Post Format: Image vs Standard

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Between posting this a few minutes ago and now, I have changed the theme to the new TwentyTwenty theme. It doesn’t have the same post format options, but it allows full-width images within Gutenberg editor – just like the previous theme (the one I was using before McKinley) allowed.

With that out of the way – read on!

Before Gutenberg

Does anyone recall what the Post Format options looked like in the Classic editor before Gutenberg? Maybe someone is still using the Classic editor?

An iris against a dark background.

I changed themes a couple of days ago and I thought that this new theme (McKinley) could not display images that stretch across the page. Then I noticed the ‘Post Format’ option.

I simply never think about post format and use ‘Standard’ all the time.

I changed the post format to ‘Image’ and for this theme at least, it allows for full width images. If I keep the document in Standard format, the image is narrower – like this:

Which just goes to show that I have published hundreds of posts without ever thinking of the post format options, even though I know they exist.

Does anyone recall what the options look like in the Classic editor before Gutenberg?

Here’s what the options look like in the back end:

Iris against a dark background

I ‘manufactured’ the photo at the top of this post, of an iris against a dark background. The original is an iris against an out-of-focus jumble of greenery. It looked a mess and so I darkened everything and then painted in the rest to make this composition.

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