Disable Gutenberg Editor And Keep Classic Editor In WordPress

WordPress, as CMS has many features built into it as well as on each of the updates, many features are built and changed. In WordPress 5.0 update, it has added Gutenberg as default editor. Some of the users do love it and some of them do not. So, what about sticking to the old classic editor in WordPress for some more time and disable Gutenberg editor? Well, if you want to then, here we will learn about how to disable Gutenberg editor in WordPress prior to 5.0 and later.

What Is Gutenberg?

Gutenberg is just the editor plugin, now since WordPress 5.0 and later, the default editor for WordPress. It can help you to built any kind of content within your site more easily.

With the help of this plugin, you can add any kind of layout within your post and pages you want to create. For eg: you can add embeds, images, galleries, etc. Also, it is not limited with standard WordPress features. You can extend it to display your recent posts and pages, products, etc.

It will also allow you to drag and drop any of the blocks as you need for your site. So from this, what we can say is that, it attempts to work as the page builder plugin.

However, if you are used to old classic editor in WordPress and like to continue on working with the classic editor then, you can do so. Now, we will learn about how to disable Gutenberg editor in WordPress. So, let’s move ahead and learn it, shall we?

How to Disable Gutenberg Editor and keep Classic Editor in WordPress?

Now, since you know on surface about the Gutenberg editor in WordPress however, you are used to old classic way of writing contents in your site and hence want to switch to old editor then, you can add the plugin to do so.

The plugin, which disable Gutenberg editor and enable to use Classic Editor is available via the WordPress plugin directory. And the plugin which enables you to do so is: Classic Editor.

So, from your WordPress dashboard via Plugins->Add New button, search for Classic Editor plugin and install it in your site. Out of the box, you do not need to do any extra stuff after that since it will switch Gutenberg to Classic editor by default.

Also, since there are thousands of plugins depending on Classic Editor, so switching to Classic Editor should be nice idea until compatibility with Gutenberg.

Since the compatibility of the plugin is not 100% guaranteed to work with Gutenberg. So, after all of the plugins are made Gutenberg compatible, you can remove this plugin and get back to Gutenberg editor for editing contents within your site.

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If you have followed up this tutorial properly and became successful on how to disable Gutenberg Editor in WordPress and keep the Classic Editor instead then, we can say you are more familiar onto it than before. However, if you are still confused and want to know more then, do drop the comment on comment box below and we will follow it up.

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Bishal Napit

Bishal Napit is a WordPress theme developer from Tansen, Palpa, with a passion to learn more on WordPress.

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