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Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:26

Making a "Sticky" or Announcement Entry   PDF  Print  E-mail 
That is, a post that stays at the top of your newsletter as an announcement. It could be something like a general "welcome to my newsletter" or even contain a brief introduction about your family, your work or any other gener details you might want at the top of your newsletter. If you look at the top of this newsletter screenshot, you'll see a "sticky post".

All that you have to do is make a new post (type in your post) or edit an existing post (use the Edit Entries button on the sidebar to choose the post). You'll see a pull-down menu for "Category" or "Primary Category". Choose "sticky" from that menu and save your post.

You're all done! Go view your newsletter to see the change (click the "View Site" button on the left sidebar or just type in your the address of your web site).

If you ever want to take down the announcement (or change it to a different one), just reverse the steps above and redo them. That is, edit the current "sticky" post, put it's category back to "Select" (no category selected) and save your changes. Then assign a new or existing post to the sticky category. Save your changes again and you're all done! If you want to keep the post but simply have it not be "sticky", change the posts category....do NOT delete it.

Note: your sticky post will possibly show up twice on the front page of your newsletter. This is normal. There's actually two post "sections" on the front page of a newsletter.

The first post section is at the top (under Accouncements). It only the first post from the "sticky" category.

The second post section is the rest of the page (under "Current Posts"). It shows the 12 most recent posts from all categories (including the sticky category.

If you want to push the sticky "post" off the front page (or at least to the bottom), change the date on the sticky post to be a couple weeks in the past (see this tip for instructions).