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Featured Posts Pro

This plugin gives Administrator/Editor an easy option to mark posts, pages & custom posts as featured posts and provides a widget to list the rece

Featured Posts Pro

allows administrator and editor an option to set posts, pages & custom posts as a featured posts very easily. Posts, pages & custom posts can be set as featured posts using a checkbox on the posts list page or on the edit page of the post. Please see screenshots to be more clear.

Featured Posts Pro

also adds a widget that will list the recent featured posts. This is similar to the default recent posts widget except this widget displays recent featured posts instead. The template for the Featured Posts Pro Widget can be customized with your theme.

Author Laxman Thapa
Contributors thapa.laxman
Tags featured, featured post widget, featured posts, plugin
  1. featured-posts-pro screenshot 1

    Posts list page with 'featured' option

  2. featured-posts-pro screenshot 2

    'Featured' option while creating or editing a new post

  3. featured-posts-pro screenshot 3

    Featured Posts Pro as a widget

  4. featured-posts-pro screenshot 4

    Widget template customization

  5. featured-posts-pro screenshot 5

    Ability to use custom post types as well for the featured posts

  6. featured-posts-pro screenshot 6

    Set ordering of the featured posts

  1. Install using the WordPress built-in Plugin installer, or Extract the zip file and drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
  3. If you want to use the widget, then go to Apperance > Widgets > Featured Post Pro
  4. The options on the widget are self explained


The ability to include custom post types for the featured posts. The featured post can now be ordered.


'Posts' post type is selected by default


bug on 'quick edit' on posts page fixed


bug fixes

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How to use in the theme

You can to get the featured posts, you need to make a custom query as follows

sample code to get the featured posts with orders

$args = array(
            'post_type' => 'any',
            'posts_per_page'      => 10,
            'no_found_rows'       => true,
            'post_status'         => 'publish',
            'ignore_sticky_posts' => true,
            'meta_query' => array(
                    'relation' => 'OR',
                        'key' => 'post_featured_position',
                        'compare' => 'EXISTS'
                        'key' => 'post_featured_position',
                        'compare' => 'NOT EXISTS'
                    'relation' => 'AND',
                    'key' => 'is_post_featured',
                    'compare' => '=',
                    'value' => 1
            'orderby' => 'meta_value_num',
            'order' => 'ASC',
        ) ;
$featuredPosts = new WP_Query( $args );

sample code to get the featured posts without order

$args = array(
    'posts_per_page'      => 10,
    'no_found_rows'       => true,
    'post_status'         => 'publish',
    'ignore_sticky_posts' => true,
    'meta_key'            => 'is_post_featured'  //this is the meta key used for the featured posts
) ;

$featuredPosts = new WP_Query( $args );

or if you simple want tp

How to customize the widget

You can customize the widget template as follows: 1. create a folder 'featured_posts_pro_tpls' inside your theme folder 2. create two php files named as 'tpl_featured_posts_pro_large.php' & 'tpl_featured_posts_pro_small.php' in the 'featured_posts_pro_tpls' folder you just created 3. template file 'tpl_featured_posts_pro_large.php' will be used to render the widget when widget size is selected as large & similarly 'tpl_featured_posts_pro_small.php' is for small widget size 3. copy and paste the content from plugin_fold er > featured-posts-pro > public > partials > featured_posts_pro-widget.php in the above two files 4. make the layout changes as you wish.

Version 1.3.9

Requires WordPress version: 3.0.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 16 Jan 2017

Date Added: 03 Oct 2016

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