I need to create a grid of images on the homepage which link to posts in defined categories - one image per category.
The images in the grid will be the featured image from the latest blog post in the corresponding category and update automatically when a new post is added. It is not a thumbnail gallery, it is in effect a visual menu of categories.
Ideally there needs to be an overlay/caption/fade on rollover/hover.
This is the functionality offered by ProPhoto grids . My last resort is rebuilding my site (currently built on Genesis framework) from scratch in ProPhoto, but I'd like to avoid this if possible by adding a plugin to my existing site. I've searched but can't seem to find anything with exactly this functionality.
Any suggestions welcome, thank you.