I'm trying to add a notice text that said "Please choose a category and add feature Image" text right above the editor so that they don't forget but I'm not sure how to do that so I would be really appreciate if I can get any help.

I've try every method I could find on the internet but it seems like they are a couple of years ago so it's not working for some reason.

I don't want any functionality, I just wanted to show a very simple text above the Title in the text editor so that they don't forget to include category and image.

  • are you using gutenberg or classic editor or some other editor all the same?
    – rudtek
    Commented Feb 7, 2022 at 4:38

1 Answer 1


Assuming you're using gutenberg you need to use javascript to do this. Here's the steps I would take. In your child theme you'll need to add some code.

  1. Add a new directory "js".

  2. In that directory add a new file called "alerts.js"

  3. In that file add this code: (this is the actual warning note)

    ( function( wp ) {
         'warning', // Can be one of: success, info, warning, error.
         'Please remember to add a featured image and choose a category.', // Text string to display.
             isDismissible: true, // Whether the user can dismiss the notice.
             // Any actions the user can perform.
     } )( window.wp );
  4. Now tell WordPress that you want to use that code by enqueuing the JS in the child theme's functions.php:

     function alerts_enqueue() {
         wp_enqueue_script('alerts-script', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/js/alerts.js');
     add_action( 'enqueue_block_editor_assets', 'alerts_enqueue' );

If you're using the classic editor or another block editor this will not work.

I'd also suggest just requiring the featured image and/or category selection if you really want the users abide by the "rules". :)

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