(Custom) Post Types

When Wordpress first introduced “custom post types”, I instantly loved idea. Besides fully fledged (sometimes long) blog posts, I am posting a lot of links, maybe with a short paragraph or two, commenting or writing a summary. Same goes for “videos”, as an extension of the “link” post type (embedded preview of the video and again a paragraph or two). I also sometimes want to write a quote, or a short chat excerpt.

It would be great if I could choose something like “quote”, “link”, “video” or “chat” when i post via API or editor. And then based on the choice, a different template is used. My amateurish tries can be seen with the first two latest posts on the blog. Instead of the written label, I would love to have used a Fontawesome webfont icon (thats why I asked for Fontawesome support in the other Feedback / Feature Request post :wink:.