Have you ever had a post that you felt deserved to be featured on your blog? Or maybe you wanted to make an announcement that everyone will notice whenever they visit your homepage? If you’ve been blogging for awhile, there is a good chance that you’ve come across one of these situations at some point or another.

As users of WordPress, we are extremely lucky to have access to a WordPress plugin to handle this function for us. WP-Sticky is a WordPress plugin that adds a few new options to your blog. Once you’ve uploaded and activated this plugin, you will have a ‘Post Sticky Status’ menu in your Write panel at your disposal. You can then use this menu to flag your posts as an announcement or sticky post.

WP-Sticky Options PanelFor those wondering what exactly it means to mark something as a sticky or announcement, flagging a post as an announcement will cause the post to permanently be featured as the very top post on your blog, while flagging your post as a sticky will only keep it as the top post for the duration of that day. Starting the next day, it will move back to its published order.

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Follow Kyle on Twitter @KyleEslick!

  1. Ben Leivian says:

    Thanks very much. I’ve been looking for something like this. No more editing post dates!

  2. Dennis Quek says:

    Announcement – stays at the top forever
    Sticky – stays at the top for the day
    Normal – as per normal blogging

    Hope this helps.

  3. Ryan Gee says:

    perfect, thanks for the info. I was wondering why my “sticky” posts would always disappear from the top. now I know to put it out there as an announcement if I want it to stay at the top of the blog.

  4. Peter Armenti says:

    wp-sticky seems to conflict with several different plugins..
    It conflicts with the bbpress plugin (which is a big one),
    and also with Q&A FAQ plugin..

    I really need this but any idea who to fix the conflicts?

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