What is a sticky post?
A sticky post is a post that is pinned to the top of your blog page regardless of the time of publication of that post. This post will maintain on your blog’s front page until you remove its sticky option. If you don’t use this feature, all your recent posts will be moved to the top instead.
When should you make sticky posts?
This feature should be used when you want to introduce a special post that contains a lot of valuable information for the visitors. It is a useful way to catch the visitor’s attention to your post at the first sight.
In addition, you can use it to show or promote many important contents such as advertisements, articles, special promotions via your blog. The sticky post will help the readers to see your pinned post as soon as possible.
How to make sticky posts?
WordPress offers you a built-in feature to pin any post to the front page. Therefore, you can easily highlight the sticky post on the blog page without effort. However, it depends on the editor that you are using Gutenberg editor or Classic Editor. Therefore, in today’s tutorial, we will teach how to make sticky posts in WordPress by using both of these editors. Let’s start.
Making a sticky post in Gutenberg Editor
Gutenberg is the default Editor from WordPress 5.0 version. It is different from the Classic Editor because this editor allows you to build rich content via a lot of blocks. In addition, you can easily use to move multiple pre-build blocks with a drag and drop interface. You can see the image below to know how to make sticky posts in WordPress Gutenberg Editor.
Step 1: let’s take a look at the right-hand side, you can a list of sections to customize your posts. Quickly click on the Status& Visibility section.
Step 2: From the Status and Visibility section, you will see 2 options including Stick to the top of the blog and pending review. Simply tick on the Stick to the top of the blog option to make the sticky post on the front page. And then click on Publish or Update the post.
Making a sticky post in Classic Editor
As we mentioned above, Gutenberg editor is the new block editor and Classic is the old default editor of WordPress. If you want to use this editor to create rich content, it is necessary for you to have some professional coding knowledge. However, to make a stick post in the Classic Editor is extremely simple. Let’s follow the following steps.
Step 1: Firstly, you need to create a special post that you want to pin to the top of your blog page. Just go to Post> Add New on your dashboard. After finishing your post, you can see the Publish field on the right sidebar. Let’s click on Edit from the Visibility section.
Step 2: After that, the Stick the post to the front page option will be displayed, quickly tick on this option. And then click on Publish button to publish your post.
For the published posts before, you only need to go to Posts> All posts, hover on the posts which you want to make as sticky. And then quickly click on the Quickly Edit option to visible it.
Simply tick on the Make this post sticky option to make that sticky. For any reason, if you want to remove this sticky post, you just redo the previous step and unmark this Make this post sticky option.
We have just introduced the easiest ways to make sticky posts in WordPress. You should choose the method that is suitable for the editor you are running. If you want to know the differences between theses these two editors, let’s access Gutenberg vs Classic Editor comparison. Generally, these methods are completely easy to use and effective because you don’t need to install any extra plugins.
Hopefully, this post is beneficial for your website. If you have any queries regarding this post, please feel to comment on the comment section below.