I was wondering if I’m able to create featured posts on my homepage with similar style to this site. One big one on the left and 4 smaller ones on the right. If the styling can be consistent with my site, like including author name and category, that will be great.
simplest way is to create 2 x WPSP lists.
One for the large featured post.
and one for the other 4 featured posts set to display as 2 columns.
Then use a Column Block to add the two lists to the page.
I notice you’re using Pagination on 2 of your lists on your home page. We recommend against using pagination when other lists are displayed – you will notice navigation from the longer list also effects the smaller list.