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is_sticky() WP 1.0

Check if post is sticky.

Sticky posts should remain at the top of The Loop. If the post ID is not given, then The Loop ID for the current post will be used.

For more information on this and similar theme functions, check out the Conditional Tags article in the Theme Developer Handbook.

No Hooks.


true/false. Whether post is sticky.


is_sticky( $post_id );
Post ID.
Default: ID of the global $post


Since 2.7.0 Introduced.

Code of is sticky: wp-includes/post.php WP 5.2.3

function is_sticky( $post_id = 0 ) {
	$post_id = absint( $post_id );

	if ( ! $post_id ) {
		$post_id = get_the_ID();

	$stickies = get_option( 'sticky_posts' );

	if ( ! is_array( $stickies ) ) {
		return false;

	if ( in_array( $post_id, $stickies ) ) {
		return true;

	return false;

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