Featured Posts by BestWebSoft


Simple plugin which helps to add and manage featured posts on your WordPress website. Customize featured posts section appearance, change its position, choose any post and make it featured.

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  • Mark any post or page as a featured
  • Use shortcode to add featured posts section
  • Add featured posts to widget
  • Choose featured posts position:
    • Before post
    • After post
    • Shortcode
  • Set the number of posts to display
  • Set featured posts:
    • Inner content width
    • Section width
  • Customize featured posts color:
    • Section background
    • Text background
    • Section title
    • Description
    • Learn more link
  • Changing featured posts with reloading
  • Compatible with latest WordPress version
  • Incredibly simple settings for fast setup without modifying code
  • Detailed step-by-step documentation and videos

If you have a feature suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature

Documentation & Videos

Help & Support

Visit our Help Center if you have any questions, our friendly Support Team is happy to help — https://support.bestwebsoft.com/


  • Russian (ru_RU)
  • Ukrainian (uk)

Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files to BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

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  • Featured Posts block display with Custom plugin settings (default theme).
  • Featured Posts block display with Custom plugin settings (BestWebSoft theme).
  • Featured Posts settings.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the bws-featured-posts folder to /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin using the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress admin panel.
  3. You can adjust the necessary settings using your WordPress admin panel in “BWS Panel” > “Featured Posts”.

View a Step-by-step Instruction on Featured Posts Installation

How can I add a Featured Post to my website?

If you would like to add Featured Posts to your page or post, select the posts to be displayed (on the page/post editing page, in Featured Post block, please mark “Display this post in the Featured Post block?”).

There are several ways to add the block, please use one of them:
1. Enable block display Before the Post and/or After the Post on the plugin settings page.
2. Copy and paste this shortcode into your post or page: [bws_featured_post].
3. Copy and paste this code to the necessary place in your theme:

<?php if ( has_action( 'ftrdpsts_featured_posts' ) ) { do_action( 'ftrdpsts_featured_posts' ); } ?>
I have installed the plugin and went through the above-mentioned steps to add a block, yet the block is not displayed. Why?

Please select the necessary posts to be displayed (on the page/post editing page, in Featured Post block, please mark “Display this post in the Featured Post block?”).

How can I customize the block?

On the plugin settings page, you can change block color, text block color, title color, text color and “Learn more” link color.
Also, you can select the width of the entire block and the text block.

I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum (https://support.bestwebsoft.com). If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:

  • The link to the page where the problem occurs
  • The name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
  • The version of your WordPress installation
  • Copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instruction on System Status


What I've been looking for…

I struggled with and almost gave up due to the default setting of only one post showing up, but the support team was quick to reply with the solution. It took me just a minute to follow their simple php directions and now I have 3 posts showing. Yay!! I’ll use this plugin again on future sites I build for clients. Thank you!!

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Contributors & Developers

“Featured Posts by BestWebSoft” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



V1.0.1 – 17.04.2017

  • Bugfix : Multiple Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability was fixed.

V1.0.0 – 12.10.2016

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated

V0.9 – 26.08.2016

  • NEW : Ability to select the number of displayed posts for Featured Posts block has been added.

V0.8 – 11.07.2016

  • Bugfix : Bug with displaying Featured Posts in the secondary query has been fixed.

V0.7 – 18.04.2016

  • NEW : Ability to add custom styles.

V0.6 – 09.12.2015

  • Bugfix : The bug with plugin menu duplicating was fixed.

V0.5 – 20.10.2015

  • NEW : A button for Featured Posts shortcode inserting to the content was added.
  • NEW : We added ability to restore settings to defaults.
  • Update : Textdomain was changed.

V0.4 – 05.06.2015

  • Update : Input maxlength and input validation is added.
  • Bugfix : We fixed block width settings.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.2.2.

V0.3 – 29.04.2015

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.2.1.

V0.2 – 09.02.2015

  • Bugfix : Content display was fixed.

V0.1 – 26.01.2015

  • Bugfix : The code refactoring was performed.
  • NEW : Css-style was added.