Question : Just wondering where you might use a featured post, where it would appear and why you would use one.
The Featured Post widget is a Navigation Tool. You display categories, and any number of posts you choose from that category, with this widget.
A Sidebar example with Featured Posts and Custom Menu
Remember when we used the widget ‘Categories’ to display our, you guessed it, categories? Now we use a Custom Menu instead.
You can pick and choose what goes into a Custom Menu but lets say that you have a menu with selected categories. Looks good, but there’s one category that you feel more important the others. So, we can use that category on a Featured Post widget.
Drag a Featured Post widget to your sidebar. Set it up the way you want. Choose the number of posts you want to display e.t.c (See How to Configure a Featured Post widget)
You can use any number of Featured Post widgets, with any number of posts displayed , and you can drag them to any position that you want.
Have a look at the sidebar in this screenshot. There’s a Featured Post widget, in the ‘Recipe’ category, set to show 2 posts, in the sidebar. The widget is configured to show a thumbnail image.
Have a play around with the Featured Post widget. Try different variations.
Here’s that sidebar again, this time with one Featured Post widget showing just 1 post in the “Gift Shop’ category (with thumbnail image). Another Featured Post widget shows the ‘Recipe’ category set to 3 posts (no images).
Let’s have a look at the Featured Post widgets in that second example
First, there’s a Featured Post widget in the “Gift Shop’ category. It’s set to show one post and I’ve chosen to show the image.