Allows you to reply/like/RSVP etc to another site from your own, by adding support for kinds of posts to WordPress as a custom taxonomy.

Author:David Shanske (profile at
WordPress version required:4.9.9
WordPress version tested:6.0
Plugin version:3.6.0
Added to WordPress repository:10-02-2015
Last updated:20-06-2022
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Total downloads:23 545
Active installs:200+
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Post Kinds adds support to the Classic Editor for responding to and interacting with other sites using the standards
developed by the IndieWeb by implementing kinds of posts. It is not compatible with Gutenberg.

It can also distinguish certain types of passive posts in a manner similar to post formats. While it can work alongside
post formats, it is recommended as a replacement as it is designed as a replacement using IndieWeb Post Types.

Many sites will not need all of the kinds set up. What kinds of posts you wish to publish are specific to your needs.

Privacy and Data Storage Notice

Post Kinds stores extra data in a post indicating what you are responding to. This data is either hand-added or can be parsed from the source URL if provided. This means you have additional
responsibilities to responsibly use this data, and to remove information on request.


  1. Kind Icons are currently provided by Font Awesome and are licensed as CC BY 4.0. A copy of the license notice is bundled.
  2. Chris Aldrich always receives a credit on my plugins due his regular feedback, input, and usage.

Theme Support

Post Kinds automatically adds information to the_content and the_excerpt filter. Being as this is inside the content block, which may or may not be desirable, you may remove these filters as noted
below and call kind_display directly. This will allow it to appear outside the content block. To remove the automatic display, add the following to your theme.
* add_filter( 'kind_content_display', '__return_false' );

The functions has_post_kind, set_post_kind, and set_post_kind will allow you to manipulate the kind settings in a post. get_post_kind_string will return the display name of a kind.

If you want to customize the look of the display, you can create a directory in your theme called kind_views, copy the file from the views directory of the plugin, and modify it. This will persist
through future plugin updates.