Genesis Featured Page Advanced


Please Note: This plugin is only for Genesis Framework users. Genesis is a premium product by StudioPress. We have no affiliation with the company. We just love building useful tools for Genesis users.

That said, most Genesis users have probably stumbled upon the Genesis – Featured Page widget as a great way to add page teasers/links to your homepage, footer, sidebars, or really any widget area.

However, sometimes you need additional functionality that is not offered in the core widget, such as adding a custom image or custom content. This is what Genesis – Featured Page Advanced does.

Plugin Highlights

  • New: You can now add a Custom Page Title
  • Display widget title above or below image (Defaults above)
  • Display page title above or below image (Defaults below)
  • Adds option for widget to link to a custom link
  • Adds custom image upload field
  • Adds option to adjust the size of custom images
  • Adds custom content field, which accepts shortcodes
  • Adds option to display the page excerpt
  • Adds option to remove the page link from the page title
  • Adds option to add the page link to the widget title
  • Adds option to remove the page link from the featured or custom image
  • Adds option to insert the Learn More link on a new line
  • Set the target and rel attributes on all links
  • Fields show/hide based on user selection for cleaner UI
  • Works alongside the original Genesis – Featured Page widget and other third party widgets
  • Uses the same CSS classes as the original Genesis widget, so any styling you are currently using will be passed to this widget
  • Genesis 2.0 and HTML5 compatible

If you are looking for additional features, let me know in the plugin support forum.

Disclaimer: This plugin is essentially a forked version of the original Genesis – Featured Page widget. Props go to StudioPress for developing the widget, I just modified/enhanced it.

Support This Plugin

There are a few ways you can help support the development of this plugin:

  1. If you spot an error or bug, please let us know in the support forums. The issue will be diagnosed an a new release push out as soon as possible.
  2. Donate. Time is money, and contributions from users like you really help us dedicate more hours to the continual development and support of this plugin.


  • Admin and frontend view of the Genesis - Featured Page Advanced widget. Highlights normal usage and advanced usage.


  1. You have a couple options:
    • *Go to Plugins->Add New and search for “Genesis Featured Page Advanced”. Once found, click “Install”.
    • *Download the folder from and zip the folder. Then upload via Plugins->Add New->Upload.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Please Note: This plugin is only for Genesis Framework users. Genesis is a premium product by StudioPress. If you do not have Genesis 2.0+ or WordPress 3.6+, the plugin will not activate.


Excellent plugin

This plugin saved my life. The options are great and just what i needed to re-create featured pages as I can featured posts. Thanks!

It’s what StudioPress should have built into the GCP widget

Perfect improvement over the Genesis Custom Page widget. Not really sure why StudioPress didn’t do it this way.

This works expecially well in conjuction with enbling support for manual excerpts for pages (see below) and then creating a manual excerpt for each page for which a GFPA widget will be created.

Here’s the code I added to my functions.php:

add_action( 'init', 'nwb_add_excerpts_to_pages' );
function nwb_add_excerpts_to_pages() {
	add_post_type_support( 'page', 'excerpt' );

Love the plugin. Thank you for it.

PS: How hard would it be to update the plugin to be compatible with the newest version of WordPress? I mean, it works for me for 4.7.3 (current), but I think lots of people are gun-shy about installing plugins that are not “current”. With such a huge Genesis community out there, it could only help extend your plugin’s popularity and penetration. Just sayin…

Exactly What We Needed

The plugin works great and Nick was very responsive on the support forum when an issue popped up (ended up being a problem on our end, not with the plugin). Thank you for your great work!

Amazing Plugin 🙂

A great plugin…so easy to use. I featured 3 pages in line across my homepage and it looks so well. The support is fantastic too, posted on the support forum regarding a mobile code query and Nick had replied within the hour! Would highly recommend using 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

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1.9.3 – 2016/10/7

  • Fixed conflict with Page Builder by Site Origin (Thanks minnert!)


  • Fixed bug with page title (Thanks canaveralstudio!)


  • Improved a11y support
  • Added filter to page title headings


  • Added the option for a Custom Page Title
  • Added new plugin banner and logo
  • Improved translation capabilities – Special thanks to Hans for guidance


  • Fixed more-link bug when using page content


  • Added support for shortcodes in the custom content option


  • Added option to set the target and rel attributes on all links – per user request
  • Fixed issue were a custom linked widget would occasionally not display properly


  • Fixed image sizing bug when there is no image link


  • Added option to insert More Text on new line (wrapped in a div) – per user request
  • Added support for adjusting the size of custom images – per user request


  • Added internal support for centring images – per user request
  • Added support for alt tags on custom images
  • Added automatic deactivation of plugin if user switch to non-Genesis theme


  • Added ability to add HTML markup to custom content box – per user request


  • Add option to link to Custom Link rather than just a Page
  • Added option to move Widget Title below image
  • Added option to move Page Title above image
  • Fixed issue with widget Admin CSS not working in Customizer


  • Internationalized the plugin
  • Added security features
  • Cleaned up code


  • Updated Featured Image sizing options


  • Fixed user reported error


  • Fixed user reported error


  • Added option to remove page link from the image
  • Reworked the plugin deactivation hook
  • Cleaned up code


  • Fixed error generated by anonymous function


  • Added option to show page excerpt
  • Added option to remove link from Page Title
  • Added option to add link to Widget Title
  • Cleaned up code


  • Cleaned up code


  • Initial Release