The WordPress Jetpack plugin recently (and experimentally) added “Writing Prompts” like those seen on WordPress.com-hosted sites since…I wanna say 2020?
I’ve been thinking about getting more into “Personal Blogging” elsewhere, and I figured these would be useful in getting words out.
In order to get these prompts on a self-hosted WordPress site, you need to do three things:
- Upgrade to JetPack 11.7 or higher
- Add the following line of code to your
define( 'JETPACK_EXPERIMENTAL_BLOCKS', true );
- Go to “Settings > Writing” in WordPress admin, and check the box labeled “Show a writing prompt when starting a new post.”
I don’t know when this is supposed to become available without Step (2), but at that point it might be a good idea to turn off Experimental Blocks by removing that line.