Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Featured Content function, part of Start with a Theme: Twenty Fourteen.
…One of the selling features of the 2014 theme and one of the main reasons why…this theme was picked to be the next…default theme for WordPress, is the featured content area.…Now, out of the box you don't see…the featured content area, but it's easy to activate.…The featured content area displays on the front page.…It has two different types.…You can either display it as a grid pattern or…as an active slider, but you first need…to populate the featured content area with some content.…
So if we go back to the customizer…and go to Featured Content. It actually tells you how to populate it.…You have two options, you can either make some of your posts sticky…and they'll automatically appear in the area or you can apply a preselected tag.…Now the default tag is featured.…But you can choose to use a different tag if you want to.…You simply put that tag name in here, in the customizer.…And that tag will be picked instead. So to populate…the featured content area, I need to go back to my site, go to the Admin panel,…
Skill Level Beginner
<span style="font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; orphans: 2; widows: 2;">Q: Where is the WordPress Masterclass playlist mentioned in this course?</span>
<span style="font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; orphans: 2; widows: 2;">A: This is the link to the WordPress Masterclass playlist: </span><a href="http://www.lynda.com/curatedplaylists/wordpress-masterclass" target="_blank" style="font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; orphans: 2; widows: 2;">http://www.lynda.com/curatedplaylists/wordpress-masterclass</a>.