Posted a brief update as suggested by a commenter to my ShowOnFrontPage plugin. Thanks Viktor!
Sometimes I find myself wanting to hide a post from the front page. I find that WP is so quick to post to, that I’m often tossing things into it via the “Press It” bookmarklet, but I don’t always want the whole world to see them front and center 🙂
So I created the ShowOnFrontPage plugin to remedy it. It will add a checkbox to the Post Status field called “Show on front page” which will be checked by default for all posts. Uncheck it and voila no more post on the front page 🙂 Don’t worry, it will still show up under whatever category you posted it to…
Please please please test carefully and abundantly 🙂 I believe that it requires 1.3+, so please try it with that version before getting too upset!
Update (8/12/05): Help! It seems the plug-in is not working correctly on releases after 1.5, including. If anyone can help me update it, I would be most appreciative. My new job and hyperactive kid are leaving me no time at all! 🙂 If you are a plugin author that knows what might have changed in the loop structure, let me know….
Super user Steve Carson updated the plugin to 0.3.1 and hopefully fixed compatibility issues and a bug or two. Feedback welcomed on the updated plugin!
Finally noticed and updated per the comment by Viktor below. Now posts no longer disappear when moderated comments are approved. Yikes 🙂
Download the plugin here: ShowOnFrontPage Plugin
(P.S. I’ve added my Amazon wish list to the sidebar, and a PayPal donation link below. I expect nothing, but would be delighted by anything 🙂 )