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Blog Guide: Sticky Posts

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What is a sticky post?

A sticky post is a term used for forums, mostly. It is a thread that is at the top of the forum (for the SanrioTown forums, it is those posts with a cupcake next to it).

What a sticky post does, is bring attention first and foremost to that post. In forums, these are usually posts about rules, announcements, or perhaps guides of some sort.

For blogs they are similar and different. The main similarity, is that you want your readers to see the sticky post first. Perhaps it’s just a note about your blog, or a table of contents. Whatever it is, you want everyone to see it first, before any of your other posts.


How to do a sticky post in your blog?

There are two ways to do a sticky post.

Way One: Set your default blog page to a ‘Home’ page, and not the most recent blog posts. What you get when you do that (and do it right), is something like the following blog:


As you can see, BunnyWix does a wonderful job giving links to places she wants people to look at. As well as a "Most Recent Posts" link, which links to the blog posts she’s made this past year.

To do this, go to your Blog Dashboard and click on "Options" and then "Reading".

You want to concentrate on the first section, the "Front Page".

Click on "A static page" and then select a page from the drop down menu (blue-boxed in the picture above) and choose the page that you want to be the page everyone goes to when they go to your blog. Once you’ve done that, click on "Update Options" and you’re done! Be sure to remember to link to your most recent blog posts if you want people to read them!

Way Two: Act like you’re going to post a regular blog post, but since you want this post to be first and above all your other posts forever, you must change the date.

Scroll down past "Post Status" on the right hand side until you reach the "Post Timestamp" section.

Checkmark "Edit timestamp" and then head to the year section (blue in the picture above). What you want to do is make this number bigger. However, you can’t just make it a couple of years bigger, like 2014, it won’t show up above all your other posts if you do so. Instead you want to pick a number like 2110 or 2400. A number waaay out there!

Doing so will make your post stay at the top of your blog until you change it (that is, until you edit the year back down). However, there is a slight bug if you do this. It will act like you’ve posted in the year 1969, or 1970!


This isn’t too big of a deal as long as you don’t have a "Read More" in that post. If you do, it will link to nothing.

To see an example of number two, click here to visit my blog! It has a sticky post on top of all my other posts.

I hope that helps some of you!

 

One Response to “Blog Guide: Sticky Posts”

  1. for3vergirlx3:hellokitty.com Says:

    I’ll probably speak on behalf of your wiki and tutorial fans l0l, thank you for posting awesome tutorials. (:

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