Many WordPress themes these days have the option of a featured post feature built in. This basically means that you can select posts to add to a large banner section. It’s always good to show your killer post to your readers, so that you can reduce your blog’s bounce rate as well as your readers won’t miss any important information on your blog.

Here are some of the best free wordpress featured post plugins for your WordPress blog, you can choose any of them according to your WordPress themes and requirements. You may be interested in the following modern trends related articles as well: Premium Sport WordPress Themes, Free WordPress Themes for WooCommerce, Free WooThemes Widgets for WordPress and Copyright Plugins for WordPress.

1. Mark Posts

Mark Posts plugin provides an easy way to mark and highlight posts, pages and posts of custom post types within the posts overview.

Mark Posts
Mark Posts

2. IntelliWidget Per Page Featured Posts and Menus

IntelliWidget is a versatile WordPress plugin that does the work of multiple plugins by allowing you to create custom “Profiles” for any page or post that can be used where the default widget would normally appear.

IntelliWidget Per Page Featured Posts and Menus
IntelliWidget Per Page Featured Posts and Menus

3. WP Frontpage News

This WordPress plugin has been built to, automatically format your featured content the way you want, display more information in a limited space to catch users, prevent article authors to break your WordPress theme layout and to focus only on content.

WP Frontpage News
WP Frontpage News

4. News-Ticker

A JQuery based News Ticker Displays a sliding or fading list of post titles, rss reeds or comments and excerpts with links to post. Starting from ver.2.0 the ticker can also be used as a featured posts image gallery.

News-Ticker
News-Ticker

5. WordPress Facebook Like Plugin

This plugin adds a simple and easy to use Facebook Like functionality with admin options to change the location of Facebook Like button, font, show faces, use the box with count as well as other cool and useful options.

WordPress Facebook Like Plugin
WordPress Facebook Like Plugin

6. My Post Order

A plugin which allows you to sort posts, pages, custom post type in ANY order and display the same in your sidebar.

My Post Order
My Post Order

7. WP Featured Content Slider

WP Featured Content Slider is a very powerful WordPress Slideshow. You can feature as many Posts and Pages as you want. You can define a picture for every single post/page which will then be automatically cropped to the right resolution.

WP Featured Content Slider
WP Featured Content Slider

8. CCR Featured Posts

CCR Featured Posts Plugin developed by CodexCoder. Don’t need an extra configurations. Drag and drop CCR Featured Posts widget into your sidebar. Choose a category to show Featured Posts into your sidebar.

CCR Featured Posts
CCR Featured Posts

9. WP Featured Entries

Create Featured Groups of Entries to put into your desired pages and entries by means of shortcode or PHP funcion. It uses the “Featured image” and the “Excerpt” or the 50 first words of the entry.

WP Featured Entries
WP Featured Entries

10. AK Featured Post Widget

Easily configure this widget to display any amount of posts (from 1 to 99) from a category into any widgetized area of your blog.

AK Featured Post Widget
AK Featured Post Widget