So I finally need to include sticky posts in a theme but it looks like the feature is gone. When I create a new post, and click "visiblity", the sticky option is missing. I checked a couple other sites sites (and the defualt twenty fourteen theme) and it looks like they're all gone. Is that an option I need to enable in my theme now?

Also - I see that custom post types can not be "stickied" is there a plugin which will give me that feature?

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  • Make sure "Public" is selected. Also, I believe only Posts can be made sticky. Are you looking on Posts (capital P)? I can still see it just fine.
    – mrwweb
    Sep 12, 2014 at 15:06
  • I added an image of what Im seeing. Thats on teh twenty fourteen theme, using the standard "Post" post type.
    – rugbert
    Sep 12, 2014 at 16:57
  • Are all plugins disabled too?
    – mrwweb
    Sep 12, 2014 at 18:52
  • I got it, looks like it was a capability issue.
    – rugbert
    Sep 15, 2014 at 18:55

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So it looks like the problem is with wordpress capabilities. One of them, likely the "edit_posts" capability is what gives uses access to the sticky post feature.

Im not sure which one, I just gave my user role ALL capabilities and it began working again.

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