Check the ‘featured stars’ next to each post in WordPress All Posts screen to feature or unfeature a post.
You can also display thumbnails with your featured posts by installing YAPB.
YAFPP integrates perfectly with YAPB, and allows you to display thumbnails with your featured posts.
Installation & Setup
- Select featured posts by clicking the ‘featured stars’ within the post listing in ‘Posts > Edit’
- Insert [php]<?php if ( function_exists(‘get_featured_posts’) ) get_featured_posts(); ?>[/php]
where you want to display a list of featured posts in your themes template.
Caution: Always create a full backup of your WordPress files & databases before adding php code.
Go to your posts listing in the WordPress admin panel ( Posts > Edit ). Here click on the stars on the right side of the post listings to feature or unfeature posts.
In your site’s template include <?php get_featured_posts(); ?> anywhere that you want to display the post listing.
Listing display options can be configured in the WordPress admin panel – Settings > Featured Posts (YAFPP). Here you can select which aspects of the post you want to show in the listing, along with the maximum number of posts to display, and the max length for the excerpt if displayed.
Using Hooks to Display Featured Posts
If you’re using a theme or plugin which allows you to execute php code using your themes or WordPress hooks, you won’t need to add any code to your template.
Simply paste the code into the hook location and you’ll display the feature posts you have configured in your settings.
You’ll find many themes offer built in functions and widgets for displaying a list of featured posts so a plugin like this may not be needed.
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