I have been searching for a plugin to do this. Or even a group of plugins to get this effect.
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I would like to have a featured post from the most recent posts. Currently I'm using Random Featured Post which takes a random post from a category. I have looked at several others that you have to manually input the posts and they output as lists.
I'm not great at coding or else I'd try to edit the plugin I'm currently using. The only other thought I had was to have a plugin to create a category of the last X amount of posts.