- WordPress has supported sticky posts since 2.7
- Noticeably absent: Facebook DOES NOT have the ability for a user to pin a post on their own profile/timeline.
Facebook pinned posts appear with a separate header from "recent activity" and look visually distinct from the chronological list of posts.
Twitter's mid-2014 UI update added support for a pinned post on a user profile.
Twitter pinned tweets are marked with "pinned tweet", but otherwise are integrated into the primary list of tweets.
More thinking on pinned / sticky posts:
- You may not want it to be the first post in your profile - because that may give the illusion that there's nothing newer.
- Possibly 1-2 normal in-stream posts display, then followed by the pinned post, almost like it is a promoted post for itself.
- I want to be able to pin posts in different feeds, ie. on certain tag pages. So the post could still appear chronologically in places where it's not pinned. - Amy Guy
- I don't want a reader to treat a pinned post as always the most recent in a feed. Do readers sort things themselves by published date, or display things in the order they pull them from a feed? - Amy Guy
Sessions about pinning: