For this recipe, you need to have already created a theme, and decided where you'd like to put your featured content slider. In addition, you should have a special category that you assign to posts that you want to be featured.
First, you need to identify which set of posts will be part of your featured content slider. For the purposes of this recipe, we're going to assume that you assign all featured posts a category of
Featured, which has a category
3. Next, ...