This is the use case that I would like to get a clear direction.
1- Using upfront to create a magazine implementation
2- Custom Post Types, and Taxonomy used for categorizing posts
3- On the front page, will need to show the most recent post, or specifically selected post per specified taxonomy.
4- When #3 is clicked. it leads to a page where all taxonomy posts are shown in 'excerpt' format, which specifically chosen fields. One when an 'excerpt' is clicked does it lead to the full post itself.
This scenario requires CMS functionality using Upfront. My challenge has been to setup or create a taxonomy based widget (showing only certain fields of the most recent post) that can be placed in Upfront regions.
It should be straight forward, but my experience in WP is in its infancy, so your guidance would propel the direction. There is an external plugin called Views from, but I am certain there are other ways to do this without buying a plugin.