Generally WordPress shows the latest post on home page, the newest post will appear first and followed by the rest. However, WordPress provides you an option to create a static home page and show your blog post somewhere else.
But, no matter wherever you move the blog page the the newest post will always appear first and so on.
What if you don’t want to feature a particular post on the home page?
We have recently discussed a similar topic in Indexwp about how to hide specific category in WordPress and remove a category from the home page altogether.
There may be a number of reasons why you may like to hide certain posts from the home page, you may like to showcase only the best posts on your home page and hide others from the page.
Now, the question is how to hide a post on WordPress home page?
There is an amazing WordPress plugin which helps to hide a post on WordPress home page called WP Hide Post, we have used this plugin in Indexwp initially and it works perfectly.
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How to Get Started?
WP Hide Post is a very simple WordPress plugin, it doesn’t have any complex settings. You can download the plugin from your WordPress admin, go to Plugins > Add new and find WP Hide Post.
Once this plugin is activated, it will bring in some options to your post editor page which will allow you to take your decision on per post basis.
A small panel will appear whenever you are editing or creating a post. You can check one or more of the Visibility Attributes as needed.
The plugin provides you number of options like you can remove a post from your site’s home page. You can also remove it from applicable category pages, tag pages, author page and archive pages.
No only that, you can hide a post entirely from the search results as well as site feed.
These features can be really effective in removing low quality posts from the homepage or from the site altogether and still keep the permalink intact to avoid 404 error.
A really effective and useful plugin to customize the post display as per your requirement. With this plugin installed you can produce as many posts you want and still keep the homepage reserved only for the best and quality content.