How to Choose Specific posts to Display in the Featured Posts Widget

By default, the Genesis Featured Posts widget will display your most recent posts. You also have the option to display posts from a specific category. But what if you wanted choose specific posts to display in the Genesis Featured Posts widget?

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, go to Posts > Categories. Create a new category called "Featured"
  2. Assign your new Featured category to the blog posts you want to display in the Genesis Featured Posts widget. See: How to add Categories to Posts
  3. Go to Appearance > Widgets, or Appearance > Customize > Widgets. Open the widget area that contains the Genesis Featured Posts widget
  4. Open up the Genesis Featured Posts widget to access the settings. Under "Category" select the Featured category you created
  5. Save your settings!