Featured posts highlight blog posts you want to bring to your visitor's attention. You can display featured posts in a stylish layout using the Summary Block.
In the Bedford family of templates (Anya, Bryant, Bedford, and Hayden), featured posts create a slideshow in the Blog Page's header.
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How featured posts display
The Summary Block has a filter option that allows you to display featured posts only. This is available in all templates.
Blog Page header
Templates in the Bedford family (Anya, Bryant, Bedford, Hayden) display a slideshow of featured posts in the Blog Page Header. To learn more, visit Bedford special banners.
Step 1 - Go to your blog
In the Home Menu, click Pages, then select the Blog page you want to edit.
Step 2 - Select a post
Click the + to add a new post, or select a current post and click Edit.
Step 3 - Enable the Featured Post option
Click the Options tab, and then check Featured Post at the bottom of the Blog Post Editor. Click Save.
If your template supports it and if this post is in the five most recent featured posts, it will display in the Blog Page header.
Step 4 - Display featured posts in the Summary Block (optional)
Add a Summary Block to display featured posts in a sidebar, footer, or Regular Page.
In the Summary Block Editor, click Display, and then check Featured Filter. Click Apply.
Here's an example Grid Summary Block showing featured posts: