Do you want to Disable Gutenberg and keep Old Classic Editor in your WordPress website? WordPress released new version WordPress 5.0 and introduced new block editor to WordPress users which replaced old classic editor with new block editor called Gutenberg.
While it looks so modern and provides a new and different way to create content in WordPress, so many users find it difficult to use and prefer to keep Old Classic Editor in WordPress.
In this article, let’s check How to Disable Gutenberg and keep Old Classic Editor in WordPress.
What is Gutenberg (WordPress Block Editor)?
Gutenberg is the name of the new WordPress Block Editor which completely changes the editing experience by creating the content using blocks in WordPress.
It provides a simple way to add different types of content using blocks to your WordPress posts and pages.
You can easily learn and use block editor and create rich content for your blog.
How to Disable Gutenberg and keep Old Classic Editor in WordPress?
Most of the WordPress users find it difficult to create the content using blocks. They want an option to disable the Gutenberg and continue using old classic editor for their WordPress website.
Thankfully, there is a plugin called old classic editor plugin which disables new block editor and keeps old classic editor. But Classic editor supports till 2022 only.
Let’s check how to Install and activate old classic editor plugin to disable new block editor and keeps old editor.
Login to your WordPress dashboard, install and activate old classic editor plugin. Check this step by step guide on how to install WordPress plugins on your website.
Old Classic Editor Plugin is developed and maintained by the WordPress team.
This plugin will disable the Gutenberg (new block editor) upon activation.
This plugin will give you an option to switch between the two editors by keeping both editors by configuring the plugin settings.
Simply go to Settings >> Writing page in your WordPress dashboard.
Under writing settings, select classic editor as a default editor for all users and select yes to allow users to switch editors.
This will make classic editor as your default editor for all users and allow users to switch between both editors whenever they needed.
Now simply go and create the post or page.
How to switch between two editors?
Once you installed and configured the settings, you’ll be able to create the post using an old classic editor. Create the post or page as normal.
In the post editor screen, click on the link switch to block editor to switch between the editors while editing the post.
You can also use “Action links” under posts to choose the editor to edit the post.
I hope this article helped you to Disable Gutenberg and keep Old Classic Editor in WordPress.
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