Free WordPress Feature A Page Widget pluginFree

3 219 websitesFree WordPress Feature A Page Widget plugin by Mark Root-Wiley (MRWweb)

Feature A Page Widget provides a “just works” solution for showcasing a Page, Post, or custom post type in any widget area (aka sidebar). It leverages core WordPress features, a simple set of options, and a sleek UI for selecting one of three widget layouts.

How to Use the Widget

  1. Install and activate the plugin.
  2. Edit the page you want to feature.
  3. Fill out the Excerpt and select a Featured Image on that page.
  4. Go to Appearance > Widgets or Customize > Widgets.
  5. Add an instance of the “Feature a Page Widget” to the widget area (Sidebar, Footer, etc.) of your choosing.
  6. Select the page, choose a layout, and optionally give the widget a title.
  7. Save the widget!
  8. Admire your handiwork.

This plugin enables Featured Images (aka “Post Thumbnails”) and Excerpts for Pages and Posts (by default) with the ability to support custom post types. If you don’t see one or both of those fields, they may be hidden in the “Screen Options” (top-right corner) while editing a Page or Post.

Important Note: Image Sizes

This plugin creates multiple custom image sizes. If you use images that were uploaded to the media library before you installed this plugin, you may need to use a plugin like Regenerate Thumbnails to create the correctly-sized images.

Customizing the Widget

There are multiple ways to modify the widget based on your needs:

  1. Prewritten CSS selectors in /css/fpw_starter_styles.css to help you get started with custom CSS styles in a child theme or the Custom CSS Customizer field
  2. Three default overridable templates and the ability to create custom templates
  3. Eight filters to modify most parts of the widget output (Title, Read More, Image sizes, etc.)
  4. Interested in commissioning a custom layout just for your site? Get in touch.

See the FAQs for links to code snippets with inline documentation.

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Available Languages

Please help translate Feature A Page Widget. Users have contributed translations in the following languages:

English (default), German (de_DE), Serbian (sr_RS), Polish (pl_PL), Spanish (es_ES), Italian (it_IT), Dutch (nl_NL)

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Author: Mark Root-Wiley (MRWweb)

Tags: featured page, featured post, sidebar, widget, widgets

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