Creating a Tumblog with WordPress

For the recent (first) design of my personal site I added in some Tumblr style functionality. In this post we’ll look at how WordPress can be used to create a Tumblog.

We’ll be using a function that was added in 2.7 that doesn’t get used as much as it should: the post_class function. It adds a CSS class to each category, tag etc. we’re interested in the category bit. First thing to do is to create all the different categories you want — that’ll probably be all the standard Tumblr categories: movie, picture, article, quote and link. You’ll then need to add to within your loop the post_class functionality:

<div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class(); ?>>

This now gives each post a class of category-name (ie category-link). This means we can then start styling! For my blog I just added a different icon to each pos

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