Sticky Posts!

Regular updates are what blogging’s all about, but sometimes you want to keep hot topics or other static info at the top of your posts. This feature has existed as Sticky Topics in the forums, but hasn’t been available on blogs. Until now.

In the publishing options for each post you’ll now see “Stick this post to the front page.”

Sticky posts checkbox.

Check that box, click Publish and — ta da! — your post is highlighted at the top of your blog, where it will stay until you decide otherwise.

Sticky posts in action.

When your fresh stuff gets stale, just edit the post and uncheck the box. Click Save and it’s back to its place in chronological order.

Pretty fantasticky.


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  1. Joko

    Too bad only the new Albeo theme supports a sticky post with a different colour from the others…

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  2. Nick

    Actually many of the themes use a different color for the sticky style. Some simply use a different color for the post title. Each theme does it a little differently.

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  3. Gina

    LOVE IT!!!! I’ve wanted something like this for a long time. I LOVE WP!

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  4. bomi

    i was wondering what that was… such a useful feature. thanx a million 🙂

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  5. El Santo

    Oh man… yet another feature I love! I don’t know when I’m going to use it, but I can see it coming in handy. 🙂

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  6. jdemarq

    Really nice, I hope more features will come soon.

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  7. The Traveling Filipina

    Hey now! That’s a feature I can sure use! Thanks! 😀

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  8. Grace

    Yay! I was hoping for something like this. Now I can have featured articles. Thank you.

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  9. muccamargo

    Cool! Very Nice! Thanks!

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  10. Celine

    awesome! thanks for this.

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  11. Lubi :)

    Luvly! 😀 thank u darlings!!

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  13. Yasir Imran

    That is what we were looking for…

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  14. hopeannfaith

    This is cool…Thank you!

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  15. Adrian. The Esoteric

    yayy!!!

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  16. خالد

    This is what makes wordpress unique, special and different than others

    Thanks,

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  17. hackingmatt

    fantastico! anzi utile!

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  18. salamandrine

    yeahh!!! i love this one!! :DDD

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  19. Nikita

    Fan-freaking-sticky-tastic!
    I love new features… 🙂

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  20. Jan

    Thanx you very much, keep up zi blogging. My blog can be cool at times.

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  21. Speeakz

    Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you! THE best upgrade ever!!!!!!1

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  22. WhiteCoat

    This is a great feature.
    Thanks for making WordPress so useful. It blows the competition away.
    A bargain at twice the price!

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  23. myguideireland

    excellent feature

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  24. phojus

    Oooh. I like.

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  25. the fein

    why i can’t post a picture in the sticky post?

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  26. Nick

    Sticky posts can have images just like any other post. If you are having problems inserting an image, please send us a support request.

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  27. abbydonkrafts

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!! That is simply spectacular!

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  28. Best in Flock

    Fantastic feature. Thanks!

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  29. qbit

    Oh, this is great! I’ll use it. Thanks.

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  30. allforblue

    thank you, good stick great time

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  31. shaunanderson

    Great tip 🙂

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  32. TRKN

    I felt it was coming! thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
    You, the WP team, are great!

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  33. m@q

    Cool!!

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  34. Ry Cooder

    Wonderful!

    (Talkin’ ’bout Heather… obvious… *smiles*)

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  35. asupremenewyorkthing

    Heather is hot.

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  36. tigermeg

    Excellent! Great feature to keep a post that is getting lots of comments front and center.

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  37. vodkasoda

    Excellent…thank you.

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  38. bigcrow

    That’s the greatest news, I ever heard about WP :love:
    Sticky posts rulez!

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  39. richardmckay

    This will be very useful. Thanks.

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  40. giwy

    yay!!!

    oh and btw… heather… you look AWESOME! 😀

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  41. AudaciousAria

    Wow, awesome. Thankyou!

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  42. pofocentral

    you know there is about 100 comments here simply saying ‘awesome’. Well here’s another one! ‘awesome’.
    I have been tooling about with wordpress for about a year. In that time it’s ease of use and features rating for my mind has gone through the roof. WordPress really is the best blogging tool!

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  43. khosrokhoban

    awesome
    thanks

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  44. mclearskin

    Excellent feature. Thank you.

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  45. cbgrace

    Cool!!! I’d love this option.

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  46. gastroplod

    ooh fabby can’t wait to nibble on it

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  47. Jaroslaw Zielinski

    Good move 🙂

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  48. Frank Jermann

    I was looking for that for years (except that I am here only for 3 months or so).

    -Frank

    PS. This is really a good feature. Thanks.

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  49. friezypop

    cool

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  50. Mr. Anonymous®

    HEATHER!

    GIVE YOURSELF A BIG KISS from Me 🙂

    This is EXACTLY what we need to announce the launch of our new plugin!!
    (I HAVE BEEN re-posting THAT SUCKER [DAILY] FOR A WEEK NOW 🙂

    ThanX so much !

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  51. juiced

    Just tried it out with my blog using Contempt theme, but it doesn’t look right. The post’s title has a blue background but the rest of the post looks normal. It doesn’t look right. Has anyone had any luck with Contempt?

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  52. Nick

    Each theme has the sticky posts styled differently.

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  53. lovefrom1stbite

    Wow that’s what I’m talking about.lol

    Thanks

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  54. Phil Groom

    Brilliant, dudes: suitably impressed.

    Now, a suggestion: can we have stickies that time out, please – instead of having to remember to go back in and de-sticky the post, how about an expiry date option so that the post de-stickies itself after a set deadline? I guess the default option should be sticky for ever, but to be able to make a post sticky for a preset period: that would be truly awesome!

    Yes, I know, I’m a lazy sod who wants it all — but hey, that’s why I’m with WordPress 🙂

    Thanks guys!

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  55. the rufus

    I waited for this to come – thanks a lot. Keep, keep, keep going …

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  56. TJ MARSH

    is there a way that you can just have the name of the post as a sticky not the whole post????

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  57. Nick

    Sure, use the more tag as the first thing in your post before any text.

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  58. eideard

    I’m impressed. One of these days, I’ll send separate emails – by topic – to several of the hardworking staff who keep us all happy with the progress made in WordPress. If I wasn’t busy keeping up my share of Posts on my personal blog – and doing the same on the “big blog” I edit – I’d really enjoy a discussion on where WordPress and AutoMattic are going.

    For now, once again, my compliments to the chef.

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  60. Mohammed

    Awesome…..really cool.
    Thanks.

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  61. kpoplover4ever

    omg!omg! omg! thank you~~ ive been waiting for this for so long!! thanks!!

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  62. Phil

    That feature rocks. Really something we needed… or at least I did 😉

    Now have to find out when and how I will use it… but I need it, I know it for sure 😀

    Thanks,
    Phil.

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  63. jkeys17

    oh ima enjoy this, especially since I have an entertainment blog. =] hehehe

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  64. Karen

    I gave up my self-hosted WP blog (my web host was driving me nuts) and came to wordpress.com. Never ONCE have I regretted that decision. But the plug-in I missed the most was the sticky posts.

    Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!!! Seriously guys, you ROCK!!

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  65. Robin

    Love it! Thanks!

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  66. sheisgod

    great idea, thanks 😀

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  67. Lyndon

    You guys rock!

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  68. leapsecond

    Just in time for me!

    Great feature.

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  69. ncwall

    I haven’t tried it, but it sounds great! I’ll use it when I get the chance.

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  70. Scott Thong

    Just in time! I had already started resetting the date of posting on my alert to the Freedom Film Fest. Much easier now, and the html link won’t keep changing!

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  71. TJ MARSH

    Thanks Nick

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  72. Iris

    Can’t wait to try it

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  73. Ujwala

    niiiiiiiice! thank you!

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  74. Rowjie

    i love this! thanks wp!

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  75. Moderator

    Schweeeeet! I have been looking for this for, like, forever!

    Thank you thank you thank you etc…

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  76. tangstein

    fantastic – so useful! thank you.

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  77. Ed

    I’ve been waiting for this FOREVAH! Snap… Crack… WOOSH!

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  79. WiNz

    great! useful for countdown, or even a chat@shout box!

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  80. glaize

    Wow! Thanks! This will be useful 🙂

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  81. akfishingguy

    Great Tool, I can’t wait to use it.

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  82. jerryl

    Very cool. That’s what I like about WordPress.com you continue to make improvements!
    Thanks for everything,
    Jerryl

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  83. Ghareb

    Greattttt, thanks

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  84. Gu

    good

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  85. Paulette

    Brilliant – thank you!!!

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  86. creeping

    we were doing it thru a workaround by simply posting newer posts at a time/date older than the post we wanted to keep on top…looks like this fulfills our wish…if you read this – check some more of our wishlist

    grazie

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  87. Redcowz

    Ya it will be useful!

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  89. hanin hida

    brilliant. thanks!

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  91. alhakim

    That would make easy for everyone who want to make some announcement…. Thanks wp.com

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  92. hiscrivener

    Is there anything you kids can’t think of? And to think, I got reamed for not going with TypePad. Pish. Tosh.

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  93. Amanda

    Wow, this is a great new feature! I know I’ll use this quite a bit!

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  94. Hank

    wow, its nice so i have to drop a comment here. used it right away. thank you very much

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  96. paeeeng

    This is nice. Que cool!

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  97. dianseh

    that’s right

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  98. Jan Shim

    Excellent feature! Thanks Team WP 🙂

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  99. AJ

    Ooh! Stickies! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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  100. isladeangela

    Just a few days ago I requested this ability – Thanks so much!

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