All of you might have notified that new version of WordPress.org has released and asking you to update it. If you have already updated to the latest version of WordPress, then you must see that the previous default Classic WordPress editor has been replaced by the new Gutenberg Editor. New Gutenberg Editor Looks like below-
If you don’t like the new Gutenberg plugin or have no time or energy to learn the new editor, then we have come with a solution by which you can revert the old Classic WordPress Editor in the new version of WordPress 5.0 or more. The Classic Editor is an official WordPress plugin and will be maintained until at least 2022.
At a glance, this plugin adds the following:
- Administrators can select the default editor for all users.
- Administrators can allow users to change their default editor.
- When allowed, the users can choose which editor to use for each post.
- Each post opens in the last editor used regardless of who edited it last. This is important for maintaining a consistent experience when editing content.
How to Revert Back to the Classic Editor from Gutenberg
To accomplish this, you have to install the Classic Editor Plugin developed
By default, the WordPress Classic Editor plugin will remove all traces of Gutenberg. If you install this plugin, then Gutenberg will be replaced by the previous WordPress classic editor. After installation of this plugin, you will see that the Gutenberg has never existed. Not only that, the Classic Editor WordPress plugin allows you to switch to the new Gutenberg Editor.
Follow the below steps to revert back to the old Classic Editor.
Step 1: Install Classic Editor Plugin
Go to the Plugin from your WordPress dashboard, add new plugin and search the plugin name Classic Editor. If you are unable to install the plugin from the dashboard, upload it via FTP
Step 2: Activate the Classic Editor
Now go to the plugins and activate the plugin. Normally this will do your job. Now you must see the Classic Editor in your dashboard. If this didn’t revert your Gutenberg Editor to the classic, then follow the below steps.
Step 3: Setup Classic Editor
Now go to the Settings->writting
Set the Default Editor for all users as Classic Editor and allow users to switch editors yes or no. If you allow, users can use the Gutenberg or the Classic editor whatever they like to write with.
That’s all done. You have successfully reverted back to the Classic Editor from Gutenberg.
Final Words: The Classic Editor is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress editor and the “Edit Post” screen. By default, this plugin hides all functionality available in the new Block Editor (“Gutenberg”).
Some Statistics of the plugin are-
- Active installations: 700,000+
- WordPress Version: 5.0 or higher
- Tested up to 5.0
- PHP Version: 5.2.4 or higher
- The plugin will be maintained upto 2022
So, If you have not updated your WordPress yet, keep a backup of your website and update it today and use your favorite WordPress Editor with the help of this official plugin.