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Getting WP sticky to work with categories and tags

Consumed => “Definitive Sticky Posts Guide for WordPress” by Nathan Rice on this blog.

The good news is, I’ve got a couple of things on deck that look to be a good match for WordPress’ sticky functionality. The bad news appears to be that sticky doesn’t work with categories or tags. However, I think I have a quick & dirty workaround.

Simply add a custom field for the storing the display_published_date_as and use that in the theme instead of the regular WP publish date. This sleight of hand allows the normal WP publish date to become more of a sort order and can be manipulated to position posts where they are wanted/needed. Such positioning will have to apply for all categories/tags, but hey, you can’t have everything. Unless of course you want to use ExpressionEngine.

I’m presuming I can whip up a quick function to auto-populate display_published_date_as if its left blank. For one project publish date isn’t relevant anyway so  it can just be removed from the theme. I’m hoping this will be effective enough for using WP as a simple pseudo-CMS

Don’t get me wrong, I like WP for what it is. But it’s still not a proper CMS (content management system) the way ExpresionEngine is a proper CMS.

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