It was 9/11 and I thought it would be a good idea to republish an old post I had previously submitted on the topic. I wanted to update it, adding a featured image, an excerpt, and some new images I had found. There was even a mistyped word that I found. How to go about this and bring the old post back to the top?
I made all the changes, that I mentioned and clicked “Update” but the post was still a year ago in the archives. By clicking on the top header of the post you get your main post items to the right. Click the red “Immediately” beside “Publish”.
This will bring up a calendar dialog box. My old post was one year ago (2020). You can change this to republish anytime you want but simply clicking “Reset”, at the bottom left, will change it to right now. Clicking “Update” at the top of the page will now let this post appear as the top post (the last one published). I thought this would be a good way to update several of my older posts that I want to bring attention to again. There is a really good blog on this by Problogger called “How to Republish Old Blog Posts – and Why You’ll Want to”.