You probably have stories in your archive that you might want to view to your readers. This is often referred to as “Featured Posts” or “Featured Content” in WordPress. Displaying these featured posts is easy, just use the following plugins: JetPack is a WordPress plugin that has more tools than one. It has about 30 features like Infinite Scroll, and Photon, and of course, Featured Content. Or if you prefer a widget, there is Featured Post Widget. This is a fully customizable widget that can be displayed in a single post. You also have the option to decide whether you will like a thumbnail be displayed, if it is above or below the post, and more. In the meantime, let’s focus on how to customize “Featured Posts” in WordPress using JetPack. Read the tutorial here: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/wordpress-featured-content/
WordPress basic installation lack features like YouTube embedding, specialized twitter widget, and even stats. If you are in a self-hosted WordPress blog, these features are given to you to the expense of sponsoring the company, Automatic. If you would love to have these features even though you already have WordPress in your website, you can do so in just a few easy steps. Just download the plugin JetPack and WordPress’ Automatic plugin is brought to your website. Just create a WordPress.com account, download and install JetPack plugin into your admin panel, follow your instructions, and your good to go.
Read more about JetPack here: http://wphacks.com/jetpack-supercharge-your-self-hosted-wordpress-site/