If you frequent any online forums, then you will already be familiar with the concept of a “sticky” topic.

This is where the topic displays at the top of the forum board and does not get displaced by newer entries and the most recent topics, while older threads get “pushed” further and further down the page.

Just like forums, WordPress also lets you “pin” your most important posts at the top of your blog page, while your newer posts display below these and continually push down older posts on your site.

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to make any WordPress post “sticky”.

Watch the video below, or complete the step-by-step tutorial to learn how to create “sticky” WordPress posts …

 

How To Make A WordPress Post Sticky

By default, WordPress displays your blog posts in reverse chronological order on your blog page with the latest post at the top.

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

Depending on how you have set up your site to display a certain number of posts on your blog page, as new posts are published, the older posts will appear further and further down the page.

Although you can’t display posts in chronological order, you can mark some of your posts as Sticky to make them appear above all other posts.

Sticky posts will stay at the top of your regular posts until you uncheck the Sticky option on the Edit screen for that post.

To make any WordPress post sticky, log into your WordPress admin, then find the post you want to make sticky and click on the Quick Edit link below the Post Title

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

The inline editor will expand and display all quick edit options, including the option to make posts sticky …

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

Tick the Make this post sticky checkbox …

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

Click Update to save your changes …

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

Your post will now be marked as sticky …

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

Your post will now ìstickî to the top of your blog page even as new posts are added. Visitors will see the sticky post at the very top of the page, followed by your most recent posts …

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

If you are adding a new post or editing your post content, you can make the post sticky by clicking on Publish > Visibility: Public > Edit

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

Tick the checkbox next to Stick this post to the front page and click OK

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

Remember to click Update to save your changes when finished

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

Your post will now remain “sticky” for as long as you want.

Unsticking a post is really easy.

To unstick a post, navigate to your Table of Posts in your WordPress administration area (Posts > All Posts) and click on the Sticky link at the top of the screen to view all posts that have been marked as sticky …

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

Click on the Quick Edit link below the Post Title …

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

Untick the Make this post sticky checkbox, and click the Update button to save your new settings …

How To Make WordPress Posts Sticky

Your post is now no longer “sticky” and will behave like all of your other posts.