Genesis Sandbox Featured Content Widget

Genesis Featured Content with support for custom post types, taxonomies, and so much more.

Author:Travis Smith (profile at
WordPress version required:3.6
WordPress version tested:3.6.1
Plugin version:1.2.6
Added to WordPress repository:10-12-2013
Last updated:29-11-2017
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:30 568
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Genesis Sandbox Featured Content Widget adds additional functionality to the Genesis Featured Posts Widget.  Specifically it:

  • Supports Custom Post Types
  • Supports Custom Taxonomies
  • Exclude Term by ID field
  • Supports Pagination
  • Supports Meta Key Values
  • Supports Sorting by Meta Key
  • Multiple Hooks and Filters for adding additional content

New features include:

  • More filters/actions
  • Everything in a single class
  • Addition of column classes (including option for fifths class) & custom classes
  • WP_Query optimization for speed including site transients and term cache updating
  • Pushed everything to a framework approach so it can all be removed easily
  • HTML5 & Genesis 2.0 updated
  • Excerpt length & cutoffs options added
  • White labeled naming option
  • Added remove displayed posts option (won’t display a post that already exists on the page)


Issues and development will be maintained in the Github repo:

Special Thanks

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all the folks at StudioPress & Gary Jones, their themes make my life easier.