There are times when you have a post that is evergreen and you want it to stay on your index page. WordPress will normally move each post down the page as you add additional content. This can be a problem if you want to highlight a specific post on your home page.

Now there are many reasons why you might want to highlight a post.

  • You create a welcome post that you want everyone to see first.
  • You could have a very useful topic that you want to highlight.

  • You want to highlight a product review.

  • Or whatever other reason you can do this.

The reason is not important for this article which is totally up to you as the blog owner. The key is how to do it.

It only takes a few changes to the way you normally post for this to happen.

  1. Write your post as you normally would.
  2. When you’re ready to publish it, click the edit link next to the visibility in the publish area.

  3. Click the box next to “Paste this post on main page.”

  4. Publish your post.

If you already have a post that you would like to display at the top of the index page, the process is almost the same, except you have to go into the post edit function and follow steps 2-4.

You can do this with more than one post, but they will be displayed on the main page in the descending order in which you posted them. The last post you made sticky will always show at the top. If you had a greeting post and you added another sticky post, you will need to edit the greeting post again to keep it on top.

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