The “Post” post type is the default post type on your site. The majority of your content will most likely use the “Post” post type. Use this post type unless your content fits into a more specific category that fits in with another type.
This post goes through examples of how to use the advanced classes library to display images, block quotes, and other content different. The example text is taken from Kafka’s Metamorphosis.
When you want to share news articles from other publications, use the article post type. This post type by default shows the post type, post date, and source in the teaser. When you create an article post, you’ll see a spot to put the source of the article under the subtitle field. These are all settings that you can change in Post Type Settings.
Display settings help you display content differently. Most special display features won’t appear post teasers, however, so you need to click through on the post to learn more. You can even override the normal “Read more” to display something more descriptive.
Here is the Overview of the first subterm. When you click on the title or the “read more,” you will be directed to the subterm itself, just as you would if you clicked on Subterm #1 in the left hand navigation menu.
The event post type is set to display the date and time that are put in the calendar field. All posts that have a date added to the calendar field (regardless of post type) will automatically be added to your site wide calendar. After the calendar date passes, the event will automatically archive.
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In the most basic explanation, post types are a way to categorize content on your site. Using post types correctly can help with the following: