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#55271 new defect (bug)

Featured Image Section Disappears In Block Editor

Reported by: zennie62's profile zennie62 Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Editor Keywords: needs-testing-info reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


For some reason, the Featured Image Section just plain disappears in the Block Editor. I have to download the Classic Editor Plugin to see it. I thought this was a one time problem but it's a constant one when using WordPress 5.9.1

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55271-cant-reproduce-test-report1.png (853.4 KB) - added by hellofromTonya 2 years ago.
Test Report: can't reproduce - results shown in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari. Works for me

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Change History (5)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-test by hellofromtonya. View the logs.

2 years ago

#2 @hellofromTonya
2 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor
  • Keywords needs-testing-info reporter-feedback added

Hello @zennie62

Welcome to WordPress Core's Trac. Thank you for the ticket.

During today's testing session, the Test Team was unable to reproduce the reported issue (test report to follow) when using Twenty Twenty-Two theme and no plugins activated. The featured image area in the sidebar of the Posts editor displays with a block theme activated and using 5.9 and 5.9.1.

Can you provide step-by-step instructions including the theme and plugins you're using? Also a video, gif, and/or screenshots are helpful. The more information you can provide, the more this helps testers in their effort to reproduce and contributors to diagnose.

What happens when you deactivate all of the plugins? Does the problem go away?

#3 @juhise
2 years ago

Hey @zennie62

Thanks for reporting the issue

We tried to reproduce this issue on WP 5.9.1 and 5.8.2 but couldn't reproduce

Test Report


  • WordPress 5.8.2 and 5.9.1
  • Chrome 98.0.4758.109
  • macOS Monterey
  • Theme: Twenty Twenty One
  • Gutenberg Editor
  • Plugin: WP Downgrade

Steps to test

  1. Added the Post Featured Image block
  2. Featured image appears as expected


2 years ago

Test Report: can't reproduce - results shown in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari. Works for me

#4 @hellofromTonya
2 years ago

Test Report


  • OS: macOS Big Sur
  • WordPress: 5.9 and 5.9.1
  • Localhost: wp-env and Local
  • Browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari
  • Theme: Twenty Twenty-Two (TT2)
  • Plugins: none activated

Steps to Test

  1. Navigate to Posts > Add New
  2. In the Post tab of the right sidebar, the Feature image area should be there.


I can't reproduce the reported issue. It works for me.

The Feature image area is present in the Post editor with a block theme activated. See 55271-cant-reproduce-test-report1.png for test results in 4 different browsers.

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