Is there a way to make a "static post"?

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  • #827241

    jahkitten
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    I want the first post I made to be what viewers see on my homepage instead of the latest post(s). Is there anyway to do this?

    The blog I need help with is kittensheaven.wordpress.com.

    #827381

    justpi
    Member

    You mark it as a sticky. Posts > All Posts: hover over title, click Quick Edit, tick the option “Make this post sticky”, click Update.

    #827382

    jahkitten
    Member

    Okay. That worked, but the second post is still showing below, even though I changed the “Blog pages show at most” and “Syndication feeds show the most recent” settings to one. How do I get prevent the second post from showing on the homepage?

    #827383

    justpi
    Member

    You don’t: that setting applies to regular posts. Sticky posts override the number of posts per page.

    Setting your first post as a sticky might be ok for first-time visitors but it’s not at all so for returning ones. You can re-publish its content as a static page, so that one can access it via the top menu.

    #827384

    jahkitten
    Member

    Thanks for the suggestion. I’m actually working on a story series and the first post was a welcome one, which is why I wanted it static. Maybe I’ll just wait until I finish with the story.

    #827393

    justpi
    Member

    You’re welcome.

    Yes, I understand (I checked your first post before replying). My remark stands: that type of text is good for first-time visitors, useless for returning ones, so not ideal as your front. But it’s up to you to decide.

    Other options:
    1) You can display a shortened version, maybe with a link to the complete one, at the top of your sidebar. To do that you’ll need to add a Text widget.
    2) A few themes have a special front page notice you can use instead of a sticky post. Would you consider switching to a different theme?
    3) If you decide you want only that text on your front page, you can re-publish it as a static page and set that page as your front. See here for more:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

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