Feature post is very important for showcasing your important content , so that your visitors can view them easily. It will help you to derive more visitors to your most important articles. So here in this article we will show you the easiest way to add feature post in WordPress sidebar.
Why it is important to add features post in WordPress Sidebar
Most of the website owner customized the slide bar area for social media button, email newsletter or for banner placement. Usually it is a non content area. You can use this section for your top article post. So your visitors can easily find them without any hassle. It will help you to get more traffics in your article.
Featuring Posts in WordPress Sidebar
This is the easiest way to make your content as featured. You don’t need to install any plugin for that. Go to WordPress dashboard and then Appearance> Widgets. Now add a text widgets page
You can see a visual editor and some button on top. You can simply add titles of the posts you want to feature as a bulleted list or plain text.
After that, select the post title and then click on the link button to add link to the blog post. Once you are done, don’t forget to click on the ‘Save’ button to store your changes. You can now visit your website to see your featured posts in action. This is how it looked on our demo site.
Feature Posts in WordPress Sidebar using Menus
You can create a navigate menu and add your feature post on it.This method gives you some advantages. In this method you can easily add new posts without editing the widget, and you can reorganize the list with a drag & drop interface.
Go to your WordPress dashboard and then Appearance> Menus and click on the create a new menu option.
After that give a name as “Featured Post”for your menu so that you can identify it. Next, click on the ‘Create Menu’ button to continue.
A menu button is crated for featured post. need to click on the ‘Posts’ tab from the left column to expand it. From here you need to select the posts you want to feature. You can find them under Recent, All, or use the search option to locate and select them.
After selecting the posts you want to add, click on the ‘Add to Menu’ button. Your posts will now appear in the right column and you can edit each one of their titles by clicking on it.
Your menu is now ready for used.
Adding Featured Posts Menu in Sidebar
From dashboard go to Appearance > Widgets page and add the ‘Navigation Menu’ widget to your sidebar.
Give a title of you widgets and select the featured post menu we created earlier. Click on the button and you can see you featured post option on your website.
We hope this article helped you learn how to add feature posts in WordPress sidebar.