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Sticky Postbox


Sticky Postbox is a piece of code written few years ago as exercise to learn how WordPress handles administration meta boxes’s availables statuses (closed, hidden and sortings).

This very lightweight plugin adds the sticky feature to administration meta boxes allowing them to be sticky at top right corner of the browser window.

Only one meta box can be sticky at once, so a new sticky meta box unstick the current one (if there is one).

Basic Features

  • Per-user settings.
  • Multisite support.


Once the plugin is installed and activated you can sticky administration meta boxes using sticky icon (it appears on the top right corner of each box).



You can use define following constants in your wp-config.php file.


Turn on debug messages (also WP_DEBUG has to be true).
Default to false.


In a Multisite installation, allows to shares user’s sticky meta boxes settings across all his sites. For example, if you sticky Publish box in editing Pages in a specific site, it will be sticky on all Pages of all sites.
Default to false.


By default if the plugin has been activated, it starts automatically.
Define to false if you want to init it manually, for example:

// Activate manually the plugin once all plugin have been loaded.
add_action( 'plugins_loaded', function() {
            'debug'          => WP_DEBUG,
            'global_options' => false,
} );


Currently the plugin doesn’t have actions or filters.


  • Sticky meta box in classic edit post.
  • Sticky meta box in Dashboard.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/sticky-postbox directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress Plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins screen in WordPress.


Does it work with Gutenberg?

This plugin is intended to work with Classic Editor and Dashboards meta boxes.

Does it work with multisite installation?



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Contributors & Developers

“Sticky Postbox” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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For plugin changelog, please see the Releases page on GitHub.