I want to set the featured image when creating a new post on the Admin Frontend. When I installed wordpress I noticed that there's a box to achieve this: Fresh installation

But when I try to do this now, I can't find this box: Current state

I can still set the featured image via REST-API, but I want to do this in the Admin Frontend too.

I already tried to deactivate all plugins - but that's not the problem. Did I accidentally change an option for this or why is this box disappeared?

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Ok, it's my fault. I've installed a "blank"-theme to have a blank frontend (because I only use the API) - but I didn't realize that a theme changes something in the Admin Frontend.

By adding this to the functions.php I re-enabled the box:


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