Post Kinds/Styles/Types — at Version 10
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Description (last modified by ryan)
Allow denoting a post as a certain style/type/kind. Some example styles are aside, gallery, link, quote. This will allow themes to style these posts according to kind.
This can be implemented as a custom taxonomy. wp_post_style, for example. Terms within wp_post_style would be the styles. Some core styles will be pre-populated. The slugs and names will be stored as English. Dummy gettext calls will get the strings into the catalog and later the fetched names can be run through translate().
It can also be implemented as a post meta field. Since there can be only one type per post, a taxonomy could be overkill. Using meta would also save us an extra taxonomy query. Using a taxonomy would, however, make it easier for plugins to add new types persistently.
UI on the edit post form will allow selecting from one of the terms in the wp_post_style taxonomy. Themes will be provided some simple API such as get_post_style() and has_post_style().