How to Permanently Remove Gutenberg Editor in WordPress and Replace with Classic Editor

By | January 5, 2019

After the WordPress 5.0 release, everyone was surprised by the changes that were rolled out. One of the major change in the update was the completely new style of editor which is called as Guttenberg Editor.

It allows you to edit the content in the form of blocks and these blocks can be arranged according to the requirement which is different from the older classic editor of the WordPress.

Are you someone who is not happy this new updated Gutenberg Editor and Looking forward to getting back the old classic editor? Follow these steps to permanently remove Gutenberg Editor in WordPress and Replace it with Classic Editor.

For Divi theme users, we have already written about how to get back the Divi Builder back on Gutenberg editor.

Steps to Permanently Remove Gutenberg Editor in WordPress and Replace with Classic Editor -:

If you have updated your WordPress to the latest version then your post editor will look like shown in the image below.

The next step it to Go to WordPress Main Dashboard>>Plugin>>Add New

Search for Classic Editor plugin in Search Bar of the plugin dashboard.

Once you get the Classic Editor plugin, click on the Install Now and then on Activate option.

Now come back to the WordPress Main Dashboard.

Go to Settings>>Writing

In the Writing Setting panel, search for Default editor for all users and select which editor you want as default  

At last hit on the Save Changes button and you are ready to go.

Now if you try to add a new post then you will see the old classic editor as shown in the image below.

Hope the above article has helped you with the steps to permanently remove Gutenberg Editor in WordPress and Replace it with Classic Editor.

Let us know if you have any other technique to get back the old classic editor in the comment section below.

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