Choose and display featured posts (sitewide) in a widget
WP Slideshow - The most costumizable and stylable Slideshow Plugin for WordPress. Duration, Speed and Styling - You can configure by yourself. Widget
Used to create a customizable rotating slideshow highlighting certain posts or pages. Uses jQuery, which comes with WordPress (no conflicts). Require
Best-Of Comments allows users to tag exceptional comments and display a randomly selected list of those comments wherever they choose in their theme.
This widget selects a limited list of random authors, weighted towards authors with more published posts.
Easily configure numer of authors, widget t
Special dynamiccally designed category-links in special places.
Displays a set amount of posts in block with custom field images. Configurable from the Widgets panel.
Used to create a customizable rotating image gallery anywhere within your WordPress site.
Featplug is wordpress plugin that can mine your WordPress site and generate 'featured' section using the found items.
Best Foot Forward provides an easy way for you to automatically create a featured post list using WordPress tags like "featured", "favorite", etc.
The Random Featured Post plugin allows you to display a random post from a designated category as a "featured" post.
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