Featured Posts

Display your favorite blog posts front-and-center.

After Dark helps you showcase your favorite blog posts by allowing you to easily specify a set of pages to appear first in post listings using only site config.

Use featured posts to drive more traffic to your highest value pages, increase the visibility of niche content or target pages for additional inbound links.

Adjust featured posts from Site Configuration by adding:

  limit = 3
  items = [

Modify items using the page slugs from your posts and adjust the featured limit to the total number of items you wish to display. Like Custom Homepage and Related Content performance-optimized thumbnail images will appear automatically when a post contains a Post Image with thumbnail in the name.

Optionally, customize thumbnail styling using Custom Styles:

ul.thumbnail.grid li a:hover figure {
  filter: initial;
ul.thumbnail.grid li a figure {
  position: relative;
  line-height: 0;
  margin-bottom: 8px;
ul.thumbnail.grid li a:hover figure::after {
  content: "";
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 0;
  display: block;
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
  background: radial-gradient(
    rgba(0,0,0,0.1) 0,
    rgba(0,0,0,0.3) 100%