The One Big Story and List of Featured Stories layout presents a single story with full-width image treatment. Homepage Featured stories appear to the right of the most recent Homepage Featured story’s headline and excerpt:
With this layout setting, a Post Prominence of Homepage Top Story has no effect on how a post is displayed.
See the Taxonomy page for details on using Post Prominence with posts.
Posts below the top will display in descending chronological order down the page. All Homepage Featured posts display the large (1170px wide) Featured Image (if available in the post).
Sticky posts display a large thumbnail Featured Image floated to the left.
Non-sticky posts and posts not assigned to Homepage Featured display a smaller thumbnail floated to the right:
Note that in order to stick a post to the top, you must check the box to “Show sticky posts box on homepage?” and set at least one post as sticky.
The One Big Story with List of Featured Stories layout has no homepage sidebar. You’ll still see a Main Sidebar widget area in Appearance > Widgets, but it won’t display on the homepage.