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Wordpress users are not often familiar with custom post formats. These are different bits of information you may use to customize the content you publish on a blog. The most notorious example of post formats is on the Tumblr dashboard where you may select a number of options including text, photo, quote, video, or audio.
These same post formats are available in Wordpress and may be used inside your theme files. I want to use this article as a brief introduction into using post formats inside Wordpress. Web developers looking to customize formats should have at least basic knowledge of PHP. But much of the code is already out there online, so it is not difficult to study on your own.
There are literally dozens of various Wordpress open source frameworks to build on. You can search through Google and filter hundreds of results based on themes, backend scripts, and plugins. But I feel that WooThemes and specifically the WooFramework have allowed developers access to newer tools and ideas like never before.
In this brief article I would like to go over the process of getting started building on WooThemes. The whole system is likely very complicated to non-developers who are not familiar with the language. However WooThemes has put together an excellent documentation page which explains the backend functions in many popular themes.