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Keep a Particular Post on Top (8 posts)

  1. imnxcguy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    How do I keep one "introductory" post at the top of a page, and not have it become buried sequentially?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Make the post "sticky" using the option in the Visibility sub-menu on the Edit Post page.

  3. imnxcguy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply. The only option I find in the Visibility sub-menu on the Edit Post page is to "stick this post on the front page." ( http://codex.wordpress.org/File:expanded_visibility.jpg )

    But that doesn't change the order of the posts on that page (a subsequent post stays ABOVE the post I want to keep on the top).
    Any suggestions.

    Thanks,

    Mark

  4. Saildude
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    A Sticky Post should stay at the top of the first Page with the rest of the Posts in normal order starting below the Sticky Post - at least it always has for me.

    Have you tried a Sticky Post on your site?

  5. imnxcguy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried making the intro post "sticky" by checking the box on the Visibility sub-menu. Then I added a subsequent post ("Test Blog") to the category. But the subsequent post still comes up on TOP of the sticky post, so it's not working for me. Here's the example, maybe someone can figure out how this clueless person (myself) can continue to get it wrong.
    http://www.pacosxc.com/pacosblog/?cat=1

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah - unless you have a specialised category template, posts will only "stick" to the top on the the index/home page.

  7. imnxcguy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So...that means it can't be accomplished? What's a "specialised category template?"

    I see instances lots of times where a post is made "sticky" and stays on top. I don't understand why it doesn't happen here. Is that only for forum situations?

    Thanks,
    Mark

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The sticky posts on this forum are quite different to the sticky posts in WordPress. WP sticky posts only "stick" to the top of your main posts page:
    - the front page if your site is configured to show your latest posts on the front page.
    - your posts page if you're using a static front page

    A "specialised category template" is a template made for a specific category and, in your case, one that uses a custom query to list sticky posts first.

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