WordPress: Feature Header

This Customizer option can be used to display a magazine style section at the top of your homepage.

This feature includes two sections:

“Big this month” – this section will display popular posts (based on the number of comments)
“Recent Posts” – this section displays a slider/carousel of recent posts.

You can refine each section to show posts from a specific post category. This can be useful if you want to feature specific posts in these sections. For example, you could create a category called “featured posts” then assign this to either section. If you have a post you want to be featured, you can add it to this new post category for maximum exposure on the homepage.

How to enable this feature:

1. Go to the Appearance > Customize section of your dashboard

2. Select the “Feature Header” tab from the options in the list:

3. You can now select the options for your Feature Header:

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  1. Stephanie

    Is there anyway to make the feature header a featured video instead of blog posts

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Not directly, though you could publish a blog post which contains the video and then use this in the feature. Then when someone clicks on the post it will take them to view the video.

      1. Steph

        Thanks you for your reply.
        I am actually hoping to replace my header with a video background ultimately

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          Depending on where you’d like that to be positioned, you could try using one of the widget sections with a “Video” or “YouTube” widget to do that.

  2. Danielle

    Hi, I am trying to change the size of the feature header. At the moment there is a big gap between the bottom of the feature header and the top of the first post and side bar. How can I fix this? Thank you

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Danielle, it looks like this feature is enabled, but without any categories set so it is creating a blank space. If you disable that feature it will remove the space.

      1. Danielle

        Thank you Phil, I now have another problem.

        I wanted to have two different instagram accounts on the side bar, which I managed to do. Then I wanted a third account on the top and bottom of the page. I just tried logging in to the third and it has logged me out of the 1st. Is there a solution for this? Thanks again

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          Which option is it that you’re using to display the feeds? Is it the widget or Customizer options? If it is the former, you can add the Access Token from any Instagram account and it will display the posts from that account. The latter options can only display posts from the main Instagram account setup via this page.

  3. Tache

    My feature images are showing up clear in the “Big This Month” section but the recent post images are blurry. How do I fix this? The images I used are high resolution.

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