Create a canvas with your featured post layout containing the placeholders you want shown for the post: Featured Image, Post Title, Post Top Category, etc.
Add a canvas view and move the placeholder layers into the view folder. If you are creating a side-by-side layout, divide each post into it's own canvas view.
- Change the canvas type to Wordpress: Posts View Lookup
- Define the Tag Name Slug: (typically "featured") and the Number of Posts to show.
**If you define more posts than your layout supports, be sure to activate for Canvas Views to Auto Advance