Post format wordpress 3.1, the new feature of the latest version of wordpress 3.1, updated this February 2011. If you have upgraded to wordpress 3.1 ,you should be able to see the format button on the right of the panel “Format”, which has three options, standard, aside and gallery.
If you don’t have this post format wordpress 3.1 tab, it means your theme does not support this yet.
Format options with Thesis theme
you will need to add a code in your functions.php file, or in Thesis, custom_functions.php file, also need to tweak some files for the “aside” option, however if you use Twenty Ten theme, this tab should be there
Post Format wordpress 3.1 — Tutorials, and How to use them
The post format wordpress 3.1 official resources, you can find it here in this official wordpress codex website.
Aside functions, is actually putting your post without title, this is why it is stated to be a similar like face book. This is a cool feature which can tweak our files, such as sidebar.If we create an aside post using post format wordpress 3.1, you will not see the title in the home page.
The gallery option is my favorite, By adding gallery shortcode which was already available long time ago, you will be able to have a gallery page, in the post, and complete with previous and next pictures, as well as the dimension, and image details. By putting
[gallery] shortcode in one of your post, and then upload some images, you will see gallery in your post. When you click one of the image, it will bring you to the one image with its details, such as size, and the file name
Go to the official –> wordpress support site to check out tutorials and support for installing and upgrading to get this feature and here are some nice tutorials, http://www.wpbeginner.com-post-formats-in-wordpress-3-1/ , http://www.960development.com/guide-to-new-features/
Supported Themes for the new post formats
Here is the official, current listing of all themes that support post formats. To learn more about each format, visit the Post Formats support page.
Theme Name /Supported Formats
Twenty Ten/Standard, Aside, Gallery
Coraline/Standard, Aside, Gallery
Beach/Standard, Aside, Gallery, Quote, Status
Duster/Standard, Aside, Gallery, Link
Rusty Grunge/Standard, Aside, Gallery, Quote, Status
The Morning After/Standard, Aside
Toolbox/Standard, Aside, Gallery