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Easy Featured Content


Quickly and easily mark any content that has an editing UI in the WordPress administrative section as featured. This plugin
also provides a template tag that you can use to display certain markup or styles for featured content and a query
variable that allows you to query for featured (or non-featured) content.


  • This is the metabox that will appear on all editing screens after plugin activation
  • This screenshot shows the links you can click to feature or unfeature any content on your site


  1. Upload featured-content to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Indicate featured content through the row actions on the content management screen or the meta box in the content editing screen
  4. Use the query variable is_featured in your queries or the template tag featured_content_is_featured_content in your templates


How do I make a post type featurable?

By default, the plugin only allows posts and pages to be featured. However, if you have a custom post type, you can easily add featured content support by modifying the following snippet:

function register_featured_content_support() {
    // Adds featured content support to the custom post type 'my-post-type-slug'
    add_post_type_support('my-post-type-slug', 'featured-content');

    // Removes featured content support from pages
    remove_post_type_support('page', 'featured-content');
add_filter('after_setup_theme', 'register_featured_content_support');
Why would I want to use this plugin?

If you have content on your site that you want to feature (maybe on the home page or in a sidebar) then you can use this plugin
to enable marking that content as featured. It works for any post type that provides an editing UI.

How do I use the query variable?

In your custom queries (new WP_Query, get_posts or query_posts) simply pass in the query variable is_featured as follows:

$featured_posts = new WP_Query(array('is_featured' => 'yes', 'post_type' => 'post'));

If you need to get only non featured content, you would do something like the following:

$non_featured_posts = new WP_Query(array('is_featured' => 'no', 'post_type' => 'post'));


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Contributors & Developers

“Easy Featured Content” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Better security
  • Code cleanup
  • Use has_post_type_support and add_post_type_support
  • Only posts and pages support featured content by default now


  • Initial release of plugin