How To Add Featured Post In WordPress Sidebar (Easy Process)

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Most people surf to your site for a specific topic, when the reading is finished they go back. But you can stop this and engage them by showing more content. You can show them featured posts in WordPress sidebar area of yours. 

This will help you to generate more traffic and reduce the bounce rate. Besides, it will also help people to get more help from your website. If you don’t know how to add featured posts in WordPress, then do not worry. Today I am here to show you how to add featured posts in WordPress. 

Let’s begin then. 

This is a straightforward method and in this method, you don’t have to install any plugin on your website. 

At first, navigate to the Appearance -> Widgets page.

Now add a text widget to your  Main sidebar area. Just click the plus (+) button and select paragraph block.

Type the post name then select the whole text and press Ctrl + k or (cmd + k in mac) or you can click on the add link button. 

Now search for the post that you want to show as featured post in WordPress. 

When you find the post click on it and it will be inserted as a link. Once you are done hit the save button. 

Now you have successfully added featured post in your WordPress site. In this way add as many as featured posts you want. 

As a WordPress user, you might want to show your features posts inside a WordPress post or page. To do this, simply click on the plus button and search for the list block. 

Insert the list block, and write the featured post name. After that select the text and click on the link button or press ctrl + k. Now type your URL or post name. When you see your desired post, select it. 

In this way, add as many as desired posts you want. These featured posts will be highlighted at the very beginning of the post or in the place where you keep the list block. 

Last Words

I hope you will be able to add featured posts in the WordPress site of yours without any worries. If you still face any trouble, feel free to let me know your problem. I will be happy to sort out your problem. If you liked the post, please share it with your friends. 

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