How to Easily Create a Featured Post Widget in WordPress

featured post widget wordpress

A featured post widget is a great option to divert traffic to your old contents. There’re several plugins designed for doing the job. We covered a detailed post on the topic and if you are new to our blog, make sure to read How to Show Featured Posts in WordPress without Using Any Plugin.

Now we are going to share a different method to create a featured post widget in WordPress. It is one of the effective ways to attract visitors to a specific content. Learn other methods of creating traffic from this post: How to Recycle Your Old Blog Posts; 14 Ways for Regenerating the Traffic.

Divert traffic using image widget in WordPress

Initially, design your widget image with the featured post title and border if any.

Sign into WordPress and go to Appearance and choose Widgets. Choose image widget.

Featured Post Widget

Add it to your sidebar.

Tap Add Image button to open your media library. Select the featured post image and hit Open to upload.

When upload finishes, attachment settings will be shown on the right side. Scroll down to locate Attachment display settings.

Link to box shows None by default. It’s pointing to nowhere and we’re going to change it. Click on the drop-down box to show other options.

Featured Post WidgetSelect Custom URL and enter the post URL that you want to feature, in the next field. Tap Add to Widget button to finish.

Give a title for your widget, if needed. Tap Save and visit your blog in a new tab to check how the widget works. Click anywhere on our new image widget to open the connected featured post.

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