It’s always good to show your killer post to your readers, so that you can reduce your blog’s bounce rate as well as your readers won’t miss any important information on your blog. Here are some of the best free wordpress featured post widgets for your WordPress blog. Don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS-feed and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for recent updates.
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1. Extended Featured Widget
The Extended Featured Content Widget is a powerful, light weight wordpress widget. You can decide, whether or not the post thumbnail is displayed, whether the post title, post info, meta, content etc are above or beneath the thumbnail and a couple of more things.
2. Nelio Featured Posts
With this WordPress plugin, you can define a set of featured posts easily. These featured posts can be added to your theme wherever you want via a widget. The plugin is extremely simple, fast, and reliable.
3. Black Post Slider
Black Post Slider is a WordPress plugin that shows selected posts in a slider. You can easily select posts to show in the slider. It’s possible to just have one slider, but you can also have several sliders.
4. Featured Post
Plugin for featured wordpress posts. This is a cool plugin that makes it easier to mark posts as featured posts (not using specific categories) and simple markup to show theme from your theme file.
5. Random Post
Spider Random Post plugin is a small but very smart solution for your WordPress web site. WordPress Random Post allows you to show posts in a random order in a sidebar. You can display simultaneously as many random posts as you need with chosen effect and delay time.
6. NS Featured Posts
This plugin add checkbox for each list item. You can easily check / uncheck the Featured. Checking the Featured will set the meta value ‘yes’ for meta key ‘_is_ns_featured_post’. From plugin settings, you can choose to which post types you want Featured functionality.
7. Like Gate
Like Gate allows you to reveal some hidden/secret content when the user likes the article. All you have to do is insert some content between tags and that information will be shown after the like. This could be image, download link to an ebook, YouTube video.
8. Genesis Sandbox Featured Content Widget
Genesis Sandbox Featured Content Widget adds additional functionality to the Genesis Featured Posts Widget. WP_Query optimization for speed including site transients and term cache updating. Pushed everything to a framework approach so it can all be removed easily.
9. Featured Category Widget
The Featured Category Widget is mainly designed because there were people for whom the Featured Post Widget was not enough. They wanted to put a category of their blog in the highlight.
10. Feature Me – CTA Widget
Feature Me CTA Widget is a simple widget that allows you to turn any page or post on your website into a call to action (cta). It pulls the pages and posts from the WordPress database and allows a user to choose one to display an excerpt and featured image in a widget area.
11. T4B Featured Slider
T4B Featured Slider is a simple and easy WordPress plugin to show featured posts on your blog using a smooth jQuery slider. You can use this plugin as an alternate of WordPress Sticky posts.
12. Advanced Featured Page Widget
Feature page by selecting individual pages. Allows multiple widgets each featuring a different page. Use the page title or enter your own title for each widget. Uses page content with content character limit options. Option to set image alignment in the widget.
13. Random Posts, Mp3 Player + ShareButton
The plugin has 4 powerful features, Random featured post, Share Button, Flash Mp3 Player, and Quick Notification that floats at top or bottom of your page to help increase page visits, let visitors easily share your blog contents to popular social media networks, as well as entertains your visitors with mp3 songs of your choices.