Seeking widget to display recent and/or favorite posts
I have created a 2-column WP blog; not yet live/active because I’m still adding content and also because there’s a function I would like to add, as follows. My posts will appear in the left-side column. The right side column is called Recent Popular Posts. There are many WP widgets available for this feature. Most of them seem configured to display (automatically) a given number (x) of the most recent posts. That’s not what I want, because it would simply duplicate the x-number of posts my left column. No, what I want is a widget that will allow me to select which of all my posts will appear in my Recent Popular Posts column. For instance, say I write and post 5 blogs, with these titles: One, Two, Three, Four, Five. Say I want Three and Five to appear as the newest posts in my Recent Popular Posts column. OK, so, I need a widget (or plug-in, etc.) that will enable me, say, to check a box on posts Three and Five that causes those posts to appear in Recent Popular Posts. (Note: the widget needs to be customizable so I can choose, say, the title + first line or two of post + thumbnail — rather than having the entire texts of Three and Five appear in Recent Popular Posts.) Later, if I want to remove those posts from Recent Popular Posts, I would be able to simply unselect them, and also able to select other of my posts to go into Recent Popular Posts. Any ideas?
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