The posts slider is great for displaying the latest posts overall or from a certain particular category. Limit items in a slider to only a few e.g. this example only shows the latest 5 posts. Main or custom query are both available for this layout.
Module for displaying posts in a grid on a page. Post module options: Multi-column grid format, masonry stacking, extra styling options
Use the categories module to display post categories in a nicer way than the default category widget included with WordPress. Although post categories don’t have images like product categories do, this module allows you to enable images for post categories if needed.
Number Sections and Progress Bars serve as interactive ways to display progress statistics pertaining to a subject, product or project on the site.