I want to make a featured image required. For starters i am trying to show an error message after update or post buttons are pressed. The problem is that the notices which i try to include don't show up. For example

function my_admin_notice(){
    global $pagenow;
    if ( $pagenow == 'post.php' ) {
        echo '<div class="updated">
             <p>This notice only appears on the plugins page.</p>
add_action('admin_notices', 'my_admin_notice');

Whatever notice i try to display in specific post admin screen it doesn't show. Could the problem be in the new Gutenberg editor?

Edit: Yes, when Gutenberg is active the notices don't show up. If i add filter to block the editor, then the messages are displayed. So, how can i make notices to shows in the Gutenberg editor too?

  • This is because your code shows an admin notice at the top of the page on a new page request, but Gutenberg uses REST API endpoints to save the post, not a form submission/page request
    – Tom J Nowell
    Jul 31, 2019 at 21:03

1 Answer 1


I found the answer. Notices in the Block Editor would require JavaScript code.

   ( function( wp ) {
        'error', // Can be one of: success, info, warning, error.
        'Error Message.', // Text string to display.
            isDismissible: true, // Whether the user can dismiss the notice.
            // Any actions the user can perform.
            actions: [
                    url: '#',
                    label: 'View post'
} )( window.wp );

Link: https://developer.wordpress.org/block-editor/tutorials/notices/

  • 1
    How do you call this from php so the snackbar is shown? I can't find an example anywhere....
    – Shahriar
    Dec 22, 2022 at 13:31

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