Sticky posts in WordPress

Recently it was announced over at that a new feature had arrived – the ability to have ‘sticky’ posts on your blog homepage.

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. This feature has existed as Sticky Topics in the forums, but hasn’t been available on blogs. Until now.

These are posts that exist outside the normal chronology of your blogging, and stay at the top no matter what.

There are a number of uses this feature could be put to – from introducing your blog to new readers, to highlighting important information to your readers.

However, people who manage their own WordPress installs needn’t be dismayed as there is a plugin which provides this functionality to self hosted blogs, which you can find here, courtesy of Lester Chan.