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I'm a complete noob when it comes to Wordpress, but I've joined a company who use it as their website and they need an answer quickly. I want to know if I can I lock a post in position, so it always appears on the homepage ? I don't want to use a plug-in (preferably) Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated.


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Do you mean Sticky Posts? – toscho Oct 18 '12 at 20:09
Apparently I am ! Thanks :) – wotney Oct 19 '12 at 10:22
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Depending on the theme you are using. You might want to look into creating a page for your home page and then going into settings > reading and making that page your static home page. If you want to lock a single post on your front page and your theme lets you... try :

I the Post editor find the "Publish" section. Next to "Visibility" click on edit and then check the "Stick this post to the front page" option there.

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Thank you very much for your reply Scott. – wotney Oct 19 '12 at 9:04

WordPress has such functionality natively and it is called Sticky Posts.

In post editor Publish metabox click Edit next to Visibility, check Stick this post to the front page and save post.

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Thank you both very much for your replies. Rarst... Although your post was a little clearer for me to understand, I've marked Scott's answer as the accepted one as he needs more points - you've got thousands !!!! But thank you very, very much :) – wotney Oct 19 '12 at 9:03

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