When the earliest version of News Genesis Child Theme was released, it came with built-in tabbed widget to be used with it’s custom homepage. Later in the version 2.0, StudioPressremoved the built-in widget and released it as a standalone plugin. Here’s the screenshot of the tabbed widget:
Tabbed widget is great for news and magazine type of websites. When people click on the specific tab, you’ll see a post from that category. From the image above, you can see an article from Politics category. This is great as it saves up some space.
Ever wanted to use this widget?
Introducing Genesis Tabs plugin. It’s free.
Using Genesis Tabs Plugin
1. Install and activate the plugin.
2. Configure the plugin from the widgets page. Appearance > Widgets.
3. Drag the widget to the desired location.
4. Set the category for each tab.
The Problem with Genesis Tabs Widget
Although I like it, I also dislike it for the lack of flexibility. The current version of the plugin (version 0.9) can only pull one post per category for each tab. If you want to show 3 articles per tab (ie: per category), sorry you can’t.
I already recommended StudioPress to update the plugin to add this feature since I believe many people want it too. I posted in their forum long time ago, they responded saying this is on their list but still don’t make it until today.