Test prompt. Daily Prompt: Purpose.

Just checking that prompts are still working (5 June). Nope 😦

Maybe WordPress has stopped old prompts working too?

What is the purpose of this?


Daily prompt: Purpose


Daily Prompts may or may not be working now on the original site.

Try it and see.


Nope- this does not seem to be working this morning 😦

Until this is sorted out, please add a link in your own post, linking to any of my posts. e.g. to link (create a pingback) to this post, within your post include:
(just copy and paste the link from the top of the post).
A link to  your post should then appear in the comment section of my post (that you have linked to). Please do this for any of my posts containing a Daily Prompt.

Latest reply from Ben this morning:

Hi Alan,

After discussing this with my team, we decided to keep pingbacks switched off on The Daily Post. My apologies for replying too quickly; there are several factors that make keeping pingbacks switched on a solution that can’t work for us. I very much hope you and others in the community find alternative methods to connect and synch your writing themes.

Best regards,


Previous reply from Ben yesterday (to my email below):

Hi Alan,

 I’ve re-activated pingbacks on the site to give bloggers’ effort to use the same prompt a chance at success. We’d decided to turn pingbacks off once no new prompts were going to be published, but I see no compelling reason not to reverse it given that some community members would still like to rely on it. 

 Thanks for reaching out,


Below is my email to Ben this morning:

Hi Ben

You promised that when new daily prompts stopped, existing site/prompts would remain


 However today I find that pingbacks (working up to today) are no longer working this morning.

 Has WordPress stopped allowing pingbacks to the Daily Post site (posts to old prompts)?





 Alan Grace

Ben Huberman commented on Open letter to Ben Huberman (WordPress): Demise of Daily Prompts

Open letter to Ben Huberman (WordPress): Demise of Daily Prompts We are sad that the Daily Prompts are finishing. Can you …

Thank you for sharing your thoughts — one of my colleagues saw this post, and since it’s addressed to me I didn’t want to leave it unanswered. Asking people to “start over” from a specific prompt is an interesting idea, and if people decide to do so among their own blogging peers, that’s fantastic. But there are several reasons for which making this a more “official” solution won’t be practical, so I don’t foresee announcing this on our site.

I want once again to thank you and everyone else from the Daily Post community for the outpouring of comments and feedback in the wake of our announcement last week. Our decision isn’t changing, but our team has been listening to the whole range of reactions we’ve seen — from the positive to the very negative — and they will definitely inform our work going forward



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  1. AlanGraceNZ says:

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