I need to create a custom WordPress admin interface for a client. I want to completely disable the sticky post feature from admin area.

I found some posts on the internet that suggest to hide the checkbox using css, but I would really like to disable that feature both from edit and from quick edit screen.

Any ideas?

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In addition to CSS you could try to unstick each post as soon as it has been made sticky (untested):

add_action( 'post_stuck', function( $post_id )
    unstick_post( $post_id );
} );

If you're looking for another approach, than hiding it from the UI with CSS, then consider using custom post types instead of the post post type.

As far as I remember the sticky UI feature is only supported by the post post type. At least a quick look at the posts list table class, shows a check like this one:

if ( 'post' === $post_type && $sticky_posts = get_option( 'sticky_posts' ) ) {

But not using the post post type, might not be suitable in many cases, and it might need further adjustments for your site.


you could add this code:

// Hide sticky posts
add_action( 'admin_print_styles', 'hide_sticky_option' );
function hide_sticky_option() {
global $post_type, $pagenow;
if( 'post.php' != $pagenow && 'post-new.php' != $pagenow && 'edit.php' != $pagenow )
<style type="text/css">#sticky-span { display:none!important }
.quick-edit-row .inline-edit-col-right div.inline-edit-col > :last-child > label.alignleft:last-child{ display:none!important; }</style>

This works great for me.


The best and most optimal solution is to simply "ignore" sticky posts on all queries which can be done with this code:

add_filter( 'pre_get_posts', function( $query ) {
    if ( ! is_admin() && $query->is_main_query() ) {
        $query->set( 'ignore_sticky_posts', 1 );
} );

Of course the user can still click the checkbox but it won't actually do anything so it won't matter. But here is a good article showing how to hide with CSS if wanted - Is there a way to disable the sticky posts feature?

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