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Classic Editor Plus – WordPress Classic Editor plugin by Felix


Classic Editor Plus plugin’s a WordPress simple plugin and will help you disable the new Gutenberg block editor and With the Class Editor plugin, you can retrieve the old-style WYSIWYG Editor, and continue editing your post us before.


May 19, 2020
This Plugin saved my life! It does exactly what I need. I can't believe it still has very few installations and I'm the first to write a review! The features of this plugin should be integrated into Wordpress natively! A suggestion to improve the Plugin: it could be useful to let Admins set the Default Editor per user role or per single user, and also set if a role/single user can choose or not its preferred editor.
February 25, 2020
We are happy to introduce our new Classic Editor plugin. We hope Classic Editor Plus will be helpful for WordPress community.
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Contributors & Developers

“Classic Editor Plus – WordPress Classic Editor plugin by Felix” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed a warning on the block editor based widgets screen.
  • Fixed use of a deprecated filter.


  • Added support panel in the admin section


  • Design improvement admin menu side


  • Classic Editor new menu icon


  • Removed unnecessary files and codes
  • Code optimization
  • Fixed code guidelines
  • (Upcoming updates we will have a menu for Classic editor settings)


  • Updated for WordPress 5.5.
  • Fixed minor issues with calling deprecated functions, needlessly registering uninstall hook, and capitalization of some strings.


  • Updated for Gutenberg 4.1 and WordPress 5.0-beta1.
  • Removed some functionality that now exists in Gutenberg.
  • Fixed redirecting back to the Classic Editor after looking at post revisions.


  • On network installations removed the restriction for only network activation.
  • Added support for network administrators to choose the default network-wide editor.
  • Fixed the settings link in the warning on network About screen.
  • Properly added the “Switch to classic editor” menu item to the block editor menu.


  • Fixed removal of the “Try Gutenberg” dashboard widget.
  • Fixed condition for displaying of the after upgrade notice on the “What’s New” screen. Shown when the classic editor is selected and users cannot switch editors.


  • Fixed switching editors from the Add New (post) screen before a draft post is saved.
  • Fixed typo that was appending the edit URL to the classic-editor query var.
  • Changed detecting of WordPress 5.0 to not use version check. Fixes a bug when testing 5.1-alpha.
  • Changed the default value of the option to allow users to switch editors to false.
  • Added disabling of the Gutenberg plugin and lowered the required WordPress version to 4.9.
  • Added classic_editor_network_default_settings filter.


Fixed a bug where it may attempt to load the Block Editor for post types that do not support editor when users are allowed to switch editors.


Updated for WordPress 5.0.
Changed all “Gutenberg” names/references to “Block Editor”.
Refreshed the settings UI.
Removed disabling of the Gutenberg plugin. This was added for testing in WordPress 4.9. Users who want to continue following the development of Gutenberg in WordPress 5.0 and beyond will not need another plugin to disable it.
Added support for per-user settings of default editor.
Added support for admins to set the default editor for the site.
Added support for admins to allow users to change their default editor.
Added support for network admins to prevent site admins from changing the default settings.
Added support to store the last editor used for each post and open it next time. Enabled when users can choose default editor.
Added “post editor state” in the listing of posts on the Posts screen. Shows the editor that will be opened for the post. Enabled when users can choose default editor.
Added classic_editor_enabled_editors_for_post and classic_editor_enabled_editors_for_post_type filters. Can be used by other plugins to control or override the editor used for a particular post of post type.
Added classic_editor_plugin_settings filter. Can be used by other plugins to override the settings and disable the settings UI.


Initial release.