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Awesome Featured Post Widget

Description

The Awesome featured posts is a light weight WordPress plugin. It enables custom, flexible and

featured posts. User can see Latest Featured Posts in Simple List View/Slider View. User can

display posts from specific category / tag or multiple categories / tags. User can style the

widget individually.It allows you to display a list of featured posts with/without thumbnail, excerpt,

post date and much more. You can set the size for the thumbnail or just take the standard from your

options. You can also show the excerpt with first 3 or more words and with/without Read More text

option. It allows user to choose where to display posts in website.

Features

  1. Allows to display Featured Posts in two ways:
    a. Simple List View
    b. Using Slider
  2. Most useful feature of this plugin is user can see Latest Featured Posts by setting number of
    months field
    eg: 2 months / 5 months old posts
  3. Allows to display posts in slider by just Turn On/Off Show Posts In Slider
  4. Allows you to display featured posts from specific category / tag or multiple categories /
    tags
  5. Slider options such as AutoPlay, Pagination, Stop on Hover, Time Interval, Sliding Speed
  6. Allows to set Title
  7. Allows to assign text Before/After Post
  8. Supports Post, Page post type
  9. Supports Offset field
  10. Allows to set number of Posts to display
  11. Order by Date, ID, Parent, Comment Count, Random
  12. Turn On/Off Post Meta field, eg: [post_categories] [post_tags]
  13. Display excerpt, with customizable length and read more... text
  14. Display post date / post modified date / Relative Date. eg: 5 days ago of Post
  15. Display thumbnails, with customizable size and alignment
  16. Choose pages to display posts
  17. Allows to add Custom css to display Featured Posts

Screenshots

  • Custom Post settings
  • Screen Settings - select posts according to category, tag or taxonomy.
  • Screen Settings - select particular posts.
  • Slider Setting
  • Display date of post and excerpt
  • Display post image size
  • Display Posts Vertically
  • Display Posts Horizontally in Slider

Installation

Through Dashboard

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to Plugins -> Add New -> Upload Plugin
  2. Type Awesome Featured Post Widget in the search box and click on search button
  3. Find Awesome Featured Post Widget plugin
  4. Then click on Install Now after that activate the plugin
  5. Go to the widgets page Appearance -> Widgets
  6. Find and Drag the plugin from Available widget area, place it and customize your widgets

Installing Via FTP

  1. Download the plugin to your harddisk
  2. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to Plugins -> Add New -> Upload Plugin
  3. Select zip file of plugin -> Install Now
  4. Then select Activate the plugin
  5. Go to the widgets page Appearance -> Widgets
  6. Find and Drag the plugin from Available widget area, place it and customize your widgets

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Through Dashboard

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to Plugins -> Add New -> Upload Plugin
  2. Type Awesome Featured Post Widget in the search box and click on search button
  3. Find Awesome Featured Post Widget plugin
  4. Then click on Install Now after that activate the plugin
  5. Go to the widgets page Appearance -> Widgets
  6. Find and Drag the plugin from Available widget area, place it and customize your widgets

Installing Via FTP

  1. Download the plugin to your harddisk
  2. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to Plugins -> Add New -> Upload Plugin
  3. Select zip file of plugin -> Install Now
  4. Then select Activate the plugin
  5. Go to the widgets page Appearance -> Widgets
  6. Find and Drag the plugin from Available widget area, place it and customize your widgets
Some parts of plugins are not working

Please check whether the plugin is already present in Inactive widget area or not? If yes, then you

better clear Inactive widget and Refresh page.

Display of Posts is not in a format as shown

There is a possibility of another plugin’s css applied over this plugin’s css.

How to add custom style?

The plugin comes with a very basic style, if you want to add custom style please do wp_dequeue_style

to remove the default stylesheet. Place the code below in your theme functions.php.

function prefix_remove_mfpw_style() {
    wp_dequeue_style( 'mfpw-style' );
}
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'prefix_remove_mfpw_style', 10 );

Then you can add your custom style using Custom CSS plugin or in your theme style.css.

Reviews

The best by far!

This plugin has given us exactly what we were looking for.We have saved so much time, no manual entries for us in scheduling our appointments.This plugin works like a charm.

Featured Posts

Great features..
Allows to view latest posts in slider …one of the best plugins i have ever used with Slider options with AutoPlay, Pagination, Stop on Hover, Time Interval, Sliding Speed….

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Contributors & Developers

“Awesome Featured Post Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

1.0

Initial Release

1.1

Updated Release