WordPress comes with a lot of useful features in order to help you quickly make a successful blog. One such feature is the sticky posts. As the name itself implies, it just sticks your posts to the front page of your website in order to increase its visibility. These sticky posts are usually used to improve the visitors to certain articles that are more important on your website. Today we are going to take a deep look at the sticky post Future on WordPress and how you can start using it right away.
What is a Sticky Post on WordPress?
Sticky Post is a pretty useful feature to show something useful or evergreen article on your site’s home page for a particular time. It is used for making special posts like Editorials, Giveaways, Introduction articles, and many more. Naturally, the latest posts will appear on the home page in ascending order. A sticky post will make a temporary place in the first place of the article position on the blog home page.
The newly published articles will appear next to the Sticky post. The idea for making an article is unlimited, and in this article, we show how to make Sticky Post on WordPress.
How to make Sticky Post on WordPress
Making a sticky post is a pretty simple process in the latest version of WordPress. All you need to do is –
- Head over to the Posts section in your WordPress dashboard.
- Click on the published link
- On that page, select the desired article you want to make as a Sticky post and click on Quick Edit.
- Here you will see a simple checkbox with “Make this post sticky” label.
- To make the particular article sticky, just click on the checkbox and update the article settings. You can make as many sticky posts as you want on WordPress.
You can enable Sticky Post directly while editing a published article.
- Simply find the article you want to make sticky and click on edit post.
- Here on the right side, you see Publish section. Here you will see the “Visibility: Public” option.
- Now click on the Edit link next to it, and here you’ll see “Stick this post to the front page“.
- Now click on the checkbox and Update the post.
That’s it, it is very simple to create a sticky post. You don’t need any script or plugin to activate the sticky post on WordPress. If you want to remove or disable sticky posts, simply follow the same steps above given and uncheck the box, and update settings. It will remove the sticky post from your Blog home page. I hope this article is helped you to show sticky posts.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about WordPress sticky posts.
One of the primary reasons why sticky posts are not working is just because you mistakenly marked the wrong post as sticky. So before trying anything else, make sure that you are checking the right post. Another reason that could affect the sticky posts feature is some custom functionalities implemented by your theme. So you can also check with your theme developer if they have any such custom functionalities that might interfere with the default sticky posts feature on WordPress.
If you want to enable sticky posts on a custom post type. You might have to tweak the WordPress code a little bit. Or, the simplest way – use a plugin such as Sticky Posts Switch.
You can use the same plugin mentioned above in order to enable this feature in category pages. It is the simplest way we have found so far.