Sticky Post in WordPress
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.Sticky post is the way to do that. Usually when new posts are added the older ones are taken down automatically, but not with sticky posts. A post once made sticky will stick to the top of the posts, i.e. it will be the first post no matter how many posts are posted after that.
To make a post ‘Sticky’, go to Manage>Posts and hover over the post. Now the Quick links will appear. Click ‘Quick edit’ and tick the selection box. Now click Update post.
When to use Sticky Posts?
Projecting Ace posts: Sticky posts can be used to put your Ace posts on the homepage for a longer time so that every visitor will see them. Ace posts would be the best posts in your blog and if a reader finds it interesting he will subscribe to your blog and keep coming back.
Making Announcements: You can use sticky posts to make announcements. Like you are having a contest and you can keep the announcing post on the homepage till the contest ends. Once the contest is over, de-select the tick box and make the post non-sticky.
Display Your Best Posts: You can make a linked list of your best posts and publish it. That list can act as a Quick Start Guide for new Readers who have missed the old posts. You can make this post sticky. Make sure that you have included only the Ace posts in the list. If a reader is interested in your niche, he will check out the posts and will keep coming back for more.