WordPress Classic Editor

How to

Gutenberg was introduced in WordPress 5.0 when it replaced the Classic Editor becoming the default editor for all future versions of WordPress CMS.

While it looks modern, a lot of users are finding it hard to use and would prefer to keep the classic editor. In this article, we will show you how to easily disable Gutenberg and keep the classic editor in WordPress.

Do you want to disable Gutenberg and keep the classic WordPress editor on your site?

What is Gutenberg?

Gutenberg is an upcoming WordPress editor with a goal to modernize the WordPress writing experience.

Gutenberg preview
Gutenberg Editor

It attempts to work like a page builder plugin and allows you to drag and drop items into a post or page. The goal is to offer more flexibility and enable WordPress users to create unique layouts for their content with rich multimedia content.

Enable the Classic Editor

Better Editor has an option to disable the Gutenberg Editor and enable the Classic WordPress Editor.

wordpress classic editor
Better Editor

Not only that, but the Better editor plugin also offers a way to edit posts from the front-end:

Simply install the Better Editor plugin and then navigate to Settings > Better Editor and check the Disable Gutenberg Editor box. That’s it, now you’ve enabled the WordPress Classic Editor.

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