Do you run a WordPress blog and want to show your readers some of your most important posts at the top of your blog page?
In WordPress, by default, your recently published articles are displayed on top of your blog page. With every new article published, your previous articles start descending and eventually are moved to archives. But what if you want to show some posts to all your readers irrespective of when they were published.
This is when a sticky post comes in handy. In this article, we will show you how to make a sticky post in WordPress. Before we begin, let us first understand what exactly is a sticky post.
What is a Sticky Post?
The posts are called as Sticky Posts as they are stuck on the front page of your blog. The Sticky Post feature is used by a lot of blogging websites, forums and many more. In WordPress, creating a sticky post is a very easy task. A sticky post remains on your front page until you remove its sticky option. You can publish your best articles regardless if their publication date. WordPress comes with an built-in Sticky Post feature by which you can stick any post on the front page of your blog.
Note: If you have two or more than two sticky posts, the order of the sticky post is the same as the default post i.e. recent sticky post on the top and so on.
There are mainly 2 types of content you may want to turn into sticky post.
Your Finest Blog articles
These kinds of articles are the most important articles of your website. They may include in-depth articles, your most popular posts and important guides. These posts are the best way for a website to create a good impression on its visitors. It can also help in generating leads and increase page views. Suppose there is an article in your blog covering a blog about which not much information is available on the internet. You would want to stick that article on top of your page in order to create a good impression and also help your visitors.
Time Relevant Content
The time relevant posts may include posts like your latest product, product updates, announcements, giveaways, and many more. For example, if you are running any giveaways for a particular time let’s say a week, then you want all your visitors to see it before it expires. Once the time expires, you can replace them with new sticky posts.
Now, let’s learn how to create sticky posts in WordPress.
Creating a Sticky Post in WordPress
Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to the Posts page on your WordPress dashboard. Now to make a sticky post, you can either create a new post or can edit an older post.
On the post edit screen go to the Document setting on the right-hand bar. Expand “Status and Visibility” by clicking on it.
On expanding, you will see “Stick to the top of the Blog” checkbox. Simply check the box to make the post sticky and then save or publish your post.
That’s it, you have created your first Sticky Post.
If at any point you decide you want to “unstick” a post and go back to the regular chronological sequence of posts, you can do so by simply unchecking the box you used for making the post sticky in the first place.
You can also make your published posts sticky with the Quick Edit Feature. Go to Posts >> All Posts and look for the post which you want to make sticky. Once you find the post, click on the “Quick Edit ” option below it.
On clicking, you will see various options to edit your post one of which will be the “Make this Post sticky” option. Check the box and click the ‘Update’ button below. This can also be applied on unpublished or scheduled posts to make them sticky once they are published.
If you want to make more customizations to your sticky posts, it can be done with the help of certain Sticky post plugins.
We hope this article helps you to create sticky post for your WordPress website. If you are facing any issues you can leave a comment in the comment section below.
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