Putting A Post At The Top (A “Welcome” Post)

Many people have asked how they can have a Welcome or Index page in their blog. I have a Welcome page, in PChuck’s Network, for instance.

The only way to do this is to set the post date far into the future, so it always “posts” after any other posts, including ones which you may make in the future.

This is, fortunately, not hard to do. You change the post date, for any article made now or in the past, from the Post and Comment Options applet, under the Edit posts window.

  • Click on “Post and Comment Options”.
  • Under “Change Date & Time”, change the date of the post to fall far in the future (or change it periodically, when you add posts normally).
  • Hit “Publish Post”.

This will, unfortunately, not work forever. Blogger Support has stated that sometime, they will use future posted dates to say “Don’t make this post visible, when published, until the post date”. When that happens, you’ll have to work a bit harder. Every time you add a new post, you’ll have to change the post date of your Index / Welcome page, so it “posts” 1 minute after the latest post.

  • Add a new post.
  • Republish the Index / Welcome page, with a new “post” date.
  • Republish Entire Blog.

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