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How to Keep a Blog Post on the Front Page For Longer on WordPress

Jul 10th 2010 at 8:32 AM

There are times when you have a post that is evergreen and want it to stay on your index page. WordPress will normally move each post down the page as you add additional content. This can be a problem if you want to highlight a specific post on your home page.

Now there are many reason that you might want to highlight a post.

  • You create a welcome post that you want all to see first.
  • You could have a very useful topic that you want to highlight.
  • You want to highlight a product review.
  • Or any other reason that you could thin of to do this.

The reason is not important to this article that is entirely up to you as the blog owner. The key is how can you accomplish this.

It only takes a few changes to how you normally post to have this happen.

  1. Write your post as you normally would.
  2. When you are ready to publish it click on edit link next to visibility in the publish area.
  3. Click the box next to "Stick this post on the front page".
  4. Publish your post.

If you already have a post that you would like to show on the top of the index page the process is almost the same except you need to go into the edit post function and follow steps 2 through 4.

You can do this with more than one post but they will show on the front page in the descending order that you published them. The latest post you made sticky will always show at the top. If you had a greeting post and added another sticky post you would need to edit the greeting post again to keep it on top.

Mike Paetzold got started blogging in 2003 and has become an expert on using WordPress. He has become known as The WordPress Maven. If you have found this article useful and want more information on WordPress and getting the most from it check out my blog at WordPress Made Easy.

Please to comment
Aug 25th 2010 at 7:21 AM by MikePaetzold
I added a post to wptutorial.com/blog to answer your second question and will answer the other there in the future
Aug 24th 2010 at 2:51 PM by legrah
how does one format comments so they come out right, my last post was nothing like the format I entered it in :-(
Aug 23rd 2010 at 6:21 PM by legrah
Hi Mike good to see a WP expert here, I know a lot of blogs get hacked at some point or another so can you share some tips on keeping WP installs secured. things I personally do is DONT ====== use Admin as username install with Fantisco use default table prefix (wp_) use easy to guess name for database use easy name for database username & password use templates from unknown sources use plugins from unknown sources DO ==== use at least 10 characters is username use at least 12 characters in password change default table to anything but wp_ only allow admin login from specified IP addresses keep all plugins updated keep WP files updated many thanks Lee
Aug 23rd 2010 at 1:53 AM by andruha2010
Thank you! :))
Jul 28th 2010 at 11:18 PM by GTBulmer
Hey, Mike: Great article! I have only been using Wordpress for a few months, so there is still much I haven't yet learned about it. I've seen people do what you have just described, but I didn't know how to do it until now. Thanks! :-)
Jul 14th 2010 at 4:49 PM by drpastorcarlotta

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