#2 Sep 17, 2016 22:12
So I guess you want to do this but still keep the ability to display the regular list of posts, right?
So here's what I would do:
1) Make a "Home" collection that is separate from your "Posts" collection.
2) Everything that should go to the home should now be cross-posted to both collections (instead or in addition to be made "featured")
3) On the home collection, set the front page to display "recent posts" (instead of "special front page"): http://b2evolution.net/man/collection-front-page-settings
Now you have a Home collection that shows all your "featured post", in fill length if you want and with any intro your want. Use the "Posts" collection for all the other displays so you get full contents.