I want to use the Featured Pages and Posts on the front page, but I want the option to NOT use the excerpt. I want it to post the entire page (which is going to be a short blurb). Or in the case of one page, it is going to be a video and I want to embed that on the front page, not a link to the page. I am imitating the “blurb” with testimonials right now, but I really prefer the image layout of the Featured Pages.
So the short version of what I’m trying to get to is:
1. Embed a video on the front page of my Bandana theme
2. Get the image layout used on Featured Pages on a short blurb that is not excerpted. I want the entire page or post on the front page.