5. HT Feature news widget
There are 4 options for the image format; a full-column-width photo (large), a letterbox size photo (medium), a thumbnail or no photo. You can specify how many of each format to display.
If there are stories that have been manually pinned then these will be used first to fill the number of stories required for the different formats.
When all pinned stories have been displayed at the top, regular news stories will be used to fill the remaining slots, with most recently published showing first.
If a story has already been manually pinned then it will not be used again as part of the regular listings.
You can also exclude specific posts from displaying.