In the comments section of Genesis Sandbox Featured Content Widget's output in a responsive grid with title and excerpt/content on hover tutorial, a user asked:
I was wondering if it was possible to have the post widget always in a normal state ( Image, Title and Excerpt visible) with a hover link over the entire post. I need to create something like this: https://www.norclub.no/ bottom of page.
In this article I show how the default template that comes with Flexible Posts Widget plugin can be modified so that for each of the 3 Posts appearing in a widget area, Featured Image, Title and Excerpt are all set to link to the Post's permalink. We shall add CSS to float each of these three entries side-by-side in columns and add a background color hover effect.
Install and activate Flexible Posts Widget.
Add the following in child theme's functions.php:
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