Jetpack plugin gives you the option to set some posts as featured content. All you have to do is to go in Customizer and in the ‘featured content’ section set a tag which you want to be used as featured. All posts & pages with this tag will be displayed as featured.
In this example we’ve used the tag “featured”:
To customize how featured content should be displayed, you have to go to Customizer -> Theme Options -> Front Page Featured Content where you’ll find following options:
- Text alignment
You can choose how post excerpt will be displayed: on left or on the right side
- Display scroll down button
You can choose if scroll down button will be displayed
- Set autoplay for slideshow
If there are 2 or more featured posts, then it will be displayed as a slideshow(responsive, mobile friendly). You can choose if slides will change automatically or user should press next/prev arrows to change slides.
- AutoPlay speed
If previous option is set to Yes, then you can set the speed to change slides. The default value is 4 seconds, but you can change it to 10, or 1 or another value you want.
Here is the result: