I would like to build a WordPress theme that displays customized previews of the latest posts from different categories on the site homepage.
- a video post would display a small video player
- a photo post would display a crop of the photo
- a text post would display the first few words of the post
(This would be styled to display in a grid, so an existing theme that does that would be a great starting point, but I don't think that's important.)
Is there a theme out there that implements this in the recommended way? I want to get this working in a WordPress-approved manner, so my hackery survives when I upgrade.