Installation

Installation of WP Featured Content and Slider Pro requires a few clicks. To install the plugin, please use the following steps:

  • At the Install Plugins Page, Click on Upload from the top navigation and then click on browse.
  • Choose the downloaded plugin zip file and upload this zipped file. Please unzip the file first to get the plugin zip file.
  • Now click on Install Now. Activate the WP Featured Content and Slider Pro plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  • Wait until WordPress has uploaded the file. If it’s done click on Activate Plugin.
  • Now you plugin is activated and you can see a message ‘Plugin activated’ at the top of the window.

WP Featured Content and Slider Pro should now be installed successfully!

Getting started with WP Featured Content and Slider Pro

WP Featured Content and Slider adds a Menu tab in WP Admin side with the name “Featured Content PRO” where you can add Title, Content, Link, Image as a featured image and Font Awesome icon.

Screen shows “Featured Content Pro” tab in the left side and all featured content added
featured-content-listing

Add Featured Content
  • Go to Featured Content Pro and click on Add Featured Content.
  • Add Title, Content, Link For Read More, Icon and Featured image and update.
  • You can select the category for featured content from the ‘Category’ box at right side.
  • You can add category for Featured Content from the Featured Content Pro > Category menu.

Below screen shows how to add a featured content post
featured-content-add-edit-page

Add Featured Content Category

If you want to display featured content category wise then go to Featured Content > Category and select the respective category shortcode.

Below screen show category shortcode
featured-content-category-page

How to display and shortcode

To display a Featured Content is very simple. Just add the following shortcodes on any page or post:
[featured-cnt-icon] – Display featured content with icon design
[featured-cnt-img] – Display featured content with image design
[featured-cnt-icon-img] – Display featured content with icon and image design

Template Code – If you want to display featured content within your theme template.

Complete Shortcode parameters

Shortcode : [featured-cnt-icon]

Type
Display Featured Content in a grid view or in a slider view. Values are ‘grid’ or ‘slider’.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon type=”grid”]

Number of Featured Content (Limit)
Display latest number of featured content on your website. To display all Featured Content you can pass limit to -1.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon limit=”5″]

Number of Columns (Grid)
Display featured content in a column / grid on your website. You can display up to four column. Values are 1,2,3 and 4.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon grid=”2″]

Design (Layout)
Choose design for featured content. Designs values are design-1, design-2, design-3, design-4, design-5, design-6, design-7, design-22, design-23, design-26, design-27, design-28, design-29, design-30, design-32, design-33, design-35.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon design=”design-1″]

Display Category wise
Display featured content category wise. You can enter multiple category id with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon cat_id=”category_id”]

Font Awesome Icon Color
Change the color of Font Awesome Icon.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon fa_icon_color=”#000000″]

Image Style
Switch image style “square” OR “circle” as per your theme layout.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon image_style=”square”]
Note: Parameter only works with design-1, design-2, design-3, design-8, design-9 and design-20, design-21, design-22, design-24, design-25, design-28, design-30, design-31, design-33, design-34.

Display Read More Button
When you enter custom link to featured content post then ‘Read More’ button will be displayed with link. The link will come on Featured Content title also so you can choose whether to display read more button or not.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon display_read_more=”true”]

Read More Button Text
Change ‘Read More’ button text to your desired text.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon read_more_text=”More”]

Display Content (Show Content)
Display post content or not. By default value is “true”. Values are “true” and “false”.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon show_content=”true”]

Dislay Limited Content (Content Words Limit)
If you Featured Content post has large content then you can display limited words only. Default 50 words will be displayed.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon content_words_limit=”50″]

For Continue Reading (Content Tail)
Display dots after the post content for continue readability.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon content_tail=”…”]

Link Bahaviour (Link Target)
Open link in a same window or in a new tab. Values are “self” OR “blank”.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon link_target=”blank”]

Order Featured Content (Orderby)
Display featured content post in your order. Values are “post_date”, “modified”, “title”, “name” (Post Slug), “ID”, “rand”, “menu_order”.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon orderby=”post_date”]

  • ‘post_date’ – Display according to post date.
  • ‘modified’ – Display according to post updated date.
  • ‘title’ – Display according to post title.
  • ‘name’ – Display according to post url slug.
  • ‘ID’ – Display according to post id.
  • ‘rand’ – Display post in random order.
  • ‘menu_order’ – Display post according to your order You can simply Drag & Drop through admin panel.

Sort By (Order)
Display Featured Content in an ‘Ascending’ or ‘Descending’ order.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon order=”DESC”]

Display Specific Post (Posts)
Display only specific featured content posts. You can add multiple post ids with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon posts=”1,5,6″]

Exclude Post
You can exclude some featured content post which you do not want to display. You can add multiple post ids with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon exclude_post=”1,5,6″]

Exclude Category
You can exclude some featured content category which you do not want to display. You can add multiple categories ids with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon exclude_cat=”1,5,6″]

Post Type
If your site have already featured content and if you want to use our plugin design then you can simply switch the plugin post type without writing the content again.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon post_type=”featured_post”]

Taxonomy
The same as above. If you site have already featured content with category then you can switch taxonomy also without creating it again.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon taxonomy=”wpfcas-category”]

 

The slider parameters with shortcode.

Note : Slider parameters works with type=”slider”

Slides Column
Display number of Featured Content Post at a time in slider just like as a grid.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon slides_column=”3″]

Slides Scroll
When slider scroll, determine number of Featured Content to slide at a time.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon slides_scroll=”1″]

Pagination and Arrows
Display slider navigation dots and prev-next arrows. Values are ‘true’ or ‘false’.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon dots=”false” arrows=”false”]

Autoplay
Enable slider auto play.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon autoplay=”true”]

Autoplay Interval
Set slider slide interval time.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon autoplay_interval=”3000″]

Infinite
Enable continuous sliding. Values are “true” OR “false”.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon infinite=”true”]

Centermode
Enable slider center mode feature. Values are “true” OR “false”. Note use with odd number of ‘Slides Column’ and ‘Slides Scroll’.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon centermode=”true”]

Shortcode : [featured-cnt-img]

Type
Display Featured Content in a grid view or in a slider view. Values are ‘grid’ or ‘slider’.
i.e [featured-cnt-img type=”grid”]

Number of Featured Content (Limit)
Display latest number of featured content on your website. To display all Featured Content you can pass limit to -1.
i.e [featured-cnt-img limit=”5″]

Number of Columns (Grid)
Display featured content in a column / grid on your website. You can display up to four column. Values are 1,2,3 and 4.
i.e [featured-cnt-img grid=”2″]

Design (Layout)
Choose design for featured content. Designs values are design-10, design-11, design-12, design-13, design-14, design-15, design-16, design-17, design-18, design-19.
Note design-13 and design-15 will not work with slider.
i.e [featured-cnt-img design=”design-1″]

Display Category wise
Display featured content category wise. You can enter multiple category id with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-img cat_id=”category_id”]

Font Awesome Icon Color
Change the color of Font Awesome Icon.
i.e [featured-cnt-img fa_icon_color=”#000000″]

Display Read More Button
When you enter custom link to featured content post then ‘Read More’ button will be displayed with link. The link will come on Featured Content title also so you can choose whether to display read more button or not.
i.e [featured-cnt-img display_read_more=”true”]

Read More Button Text
Change ‘Read More’ button text to your desired text.
i.e [featured-cnt-img read_more_text=”More”]

Display Content (Show Content)
Display post content or not. By default value is “true”. Values are “true” and “false”.
i.e [featured-cnt-img show_content=”true”]

Dislay Limited Content (Content Words Limit)
If you Featured Content post has large content then you can display limited words only. Default 50 words will be displayed.
i.e [featured-cnt-img content_words_limit=”50″]

For Continue Reading (Content Tail)
Display dots after the post content for continue readability.
i.e [featured-cnt-img content_tail=”…”]

Link Bahaviour (Link Target)
Open link in a same window or in a new tab. Values are “self” OR “blank”.
i.e [featured-cnt-img link_target=”blank”]

Order Featured Content (Orderby)
Display featured content post in your order. Values are “post_date”, “modified”, “title”, “name” (Post Slug), “ID”, “rand”, “menu_order”.
i.e [featured-cnt-img orderby=”post_date”]

  • ‘post_date’ – Display according to post date.
  • ‘modified’ – Display according to post updated date.
  • ‘title’ – Display according to post title.
  • ‘name’ – Display according to post url slug.
  • ‘ID’ – Display according to post id.
  • ‘rand’ – Display post in random order.
  • ‘menu_order’ – Display post according to your order You can simply Drag & Drop through admin panel.

Sort By (Order)
Display Featured Content in an ‘Ascending’ or ‘Descending’ order.
i.e [featured-cnt-img order=”DESC”]

Display Specific Post (Posts)
Display only specific featured content posts. You can add multiple post ids with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-img posts=”1,5,6″]

Exclude Post
You can exclude some featured content post which you do not want to display. You can add multiple post ids with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-img exclude_post=”1,5,6″]

Exclude Category
You can exclude some featured content category which you do not want to display. You can add multiple categories ids with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-img exclude_cat=”1,5,6″]

Post Type
If your site have already featured content and if you want to use our plugin design then you can simply switch the plugin post type without writing the content again.
i.e [featured-cnt-img post_type=”featured_post”]

Taxonomy
The same as above. If you site have already featured content with category then you can switch taxonomy also without creating it again.
i.e [featured-cnt-img taxonomy=”wpfcas-category”]

 

The slider parameters with shortcode.

Note : Slider parameters works with type=”slider”

Slides Column
Display number of Featured Content Post at a time in slider just like as a grid.
i.e [featured-cnt-img slides_column=”3″]

Slides Scroll
When slider scroll, determine number of Featured Content to slide at a time.
i.e [featured-cnt-img slides_scroll=”1″]

Pagination and Arrows
Display slider navigation dots and prev-next arrows. Values are ‘true’ or ‘false’.
i.e [featured-cnt-img dots=”false” arrows=”false”]

Autoplay
Enable slider auto play.
i.e [featured-cnt-img autoplay=”true”]

Autoplay Interval
Set slider slide interval time.
i.e [featured-cnt-img autoplay_interval=”3000″]

Infinite
Enable continuous sliding. Values are “true” OR “false”.
i.e [featured-cnt-img infinite=”true”]

Centermode
Enable slider center mode feature. Values are “true” OR “false”. Note use with odd number of ‘Slides Column’ and ‘Slides Scroll’.
i.e [featured-cnt-img centermode=”true”]

Shortcode : [featured-cnt-icon-img]

Type
Display Featured Content in a grid view or in a slider view. Values are ‘grid’ or ‘slider’.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img type=”grid”]

Number of Featured Content (Limit)
Display latest number of featured content on your website. To display all Featured Content you can pass limit to -1.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img limit=”5″]

Number of Columns (Grid)
Display featured content in a column / grid on your website. You can display up to four column. Values are 1,2,3 and 4.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img grid=”2″]

Design (Layout)
Choose design for featured content. Designs are design-8, design-9, design-20, design-21, design-24, design-25, design-31, design-34.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img design=”design-1″]

Display Category wise
Display featured content category wise. You can enter multiple category id with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img cat_id=”category_id”]

Font Awesome Icon Color
Change the color of Font Awesome Icon.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img fa_icon_color=”#000000″]

Image Style
Switch image style “square” OR “circle” as per your theme layout.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img image_style=”square”]
Note: Parameter only works with design-1, design-2, design-3, design-8, design-9 and design-20.

Display Read More Button
When you enter custom link to featured content post then ‘Read More’ button will be displayed with link. The link will come on Featured Content title also so you can choose whether to display read more button or not.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img display_read_more=”true”]

Read More Button Text
Change ‘Read More’ button text to your desired text.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img read_more_text=”More”]

Display Content (Show Content)
Display post content or not. By default value is “true”. Values are “true” and “false”.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img show_content=”true”]

Dislay Limited Content (Content Words Limit)
If you Featured Content post has large content then you can display limited words only. Default 50 words will be displayed.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img content_words_limit=”50″]

For Continue Reading (Content Tail)
Display dots after the post content for continue readability.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img content_tail=”…”]

Link Bahaviour (Link Target)
Open link in a same window or in a new tab. Values are “self” OR “blank”.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img link_target=”blank”]

Order Featured Content (Orderby)
Display featured content post in your order. Values are “post_date”, “modified”, “title”, “name” (Post Slug), “ID”, “rand”, “menu_order”.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img orderby=”post_date”]

  • ‘post_date’ – Display according to post date.
  • ‘modified’ – Display according to post updated date.
  • ‘title’ – Display according to post title.
  • ‘name’ – Display according to post url slug.
  • ‘ID’ – Display according to post id.
  • ‘rand’ – Display post in random order.
  • ‘menu_order’ – Display post according to your order You can simply Drag & Drop through admin panel.

Sort By (Order)
Display Featured Content in an ‘Ascending’ or ‘Descending’ order.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img order=”DESC”]

Display Specific Post (Posts)
Display only specific featured content posts. You can add multiple post ids with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img posts=”1,5,6″]

Exclude Post
You can exclude some featured content post which you do not want to display. You can add multiple post ids with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img exclude_post=”1,5,6″]

Exclude Category
You can exclude some featured content category which you do not want to display. You can add multiple categories ids with comma separated.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img exclude_cat=”1,5,6″]

Post Type
If your site have already featured content and if you want to use our plugin design then you can simply switch the plugin post type without writing the content again.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img post_type=”featured_post”]

Taxonomy
The same as above. If you site have already featured content with category then you can switch taxonomy also without creating it again.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img taxonomy=”wpfcas-category”]

 

The slider parameters with shortcode.

Note : Slider parameters works with type=”slider”

Slides Column
Display number of Featured Content Post at a time in slider just like as a grid.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img slides_column=”3″]

Slides Scroll
When slider scroll, determine number of Featured Content to slide at a time.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img slides_scroll=”1″]

Pagination and Arrows
Display slider navigation dots and prev-next arrows. Values are ‘true’ or ‘false’.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img dots=”false” arrows=”false”]

Autoplay
Enable slider auto play.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img autoplay=”true”]

Autoplay Interval
Set slider slide interval time.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img autoplay_interval=”3000″]

Infinite
Enable continuous sliding. Values are “true” OR “false”.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img infinite=”true”]

Centermode
Enable slider center mode feature. Values are “true” OR “false”. Note use with odd number of ‘Slides Column’ and ‘Slides Scroll’.
i.e [featured-cnt-icon-img centermode=”true”]

Features Content with Custom Order

You can display Features Content in custom order with Drag & Drop interface. Click on ‘Sort Featured Content’ link on Features Content listing page, Drag Featured Content row and click the ‘Save Sort Order’ button to save.
featured-content

Note: Put orderby='menu_order' order="ASC" parameter in Features Content shortcode for custom ordering.