How to Disable Gutenberg and Keep the Classic Editor in WordPress
Do you want to disable Gutenberg and keep the classic WordPress editor on your site? Gutenberg is an upcoming WordPress editor which will replace the classic WordPress editor. 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.
What is Gutenberg?
Gutenberg is an upcoming WordPress editor with a goal to modernize the WordPress writing experience.
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.
Since WordPress 4.9.8, the core WordPress team has added a call to try out Gutenberg in the WordPress dashboard. The purpose of this callout is to get feedback from millions of WordPress users and make Gutenberg ready for its first release.
Gutenberg will become the default WordPress editor with the release of WordPress 5.0 which is expected to arrive later this year (2018).
Why Disable the Gutenberg Editor in WordPress?
Many users feel that Gutenberg in it’s current state is not ready for live sites. This is evident by the 2.3 out of 5 rating average on the Gutenberg plugin. At the time of writing this article, there are 676 one-star ratings vs 288 five-star ratings.
Despite the negative reviews, WordPress core team is moving forward with making Gutenberg the default editor in WordPress 5.0.
This is making a lot of users very concerned. They want to have an option to disable Gutenberg and keep the classic editor.
Thankfully, there’s a plugin by the WordPress core team which allows you to do just that.
Let’s take a look at how to easily disable Gutenberg and keep using the classic WordPress editor.