Sticky Posts are for post content you want to elevate and keep at the top of the list. As you add posts on your website, WordPress displays them in reverse chronological order with the most recent at the top of the list. “Sticky Posts” let you override that.

This approach pushes older content down the list until it ends up in the archive.  A good thing unless there is content you want to continue to feature at the top of the list. That’s where the “Sticky Post” feature comes into play.

You’ll find a checkbox in the right sidebar when editing your post. It looks like this:

There are a few things to verify:

This is a sticky post.

  • The sticky post should be distinctly recognizable in some way in comparison to normal posts. You can style the .sticky class if you are using the post_class() function to generate your post classes, which is a best practice.
  • They should show at the very top of the blog index page, even though they could be several posts back chronologically.
  • They should still show up again in their chronologically correct postion in time, but without the sticky indicator.
  • If you have a plugin or widget that lists popular posts or comments, make sure that this sticky post is not always at the top of those lists unless it really is popular.
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