Classic Editor

Description

Classic Editor restores the previous WordPress editor and the Edit Post screen and makes it possible to use the plugins that extend it, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor.

By default it will hide all traces of the new Gutenberg editor including the Dashboard widget asking the users to try it.

It has two modes:

  1. Fully replaces the Gutenberg editor and restores the Edit Post template.
  2. Adds alternate “Edit” links to the Posts and Pages screens, on the toolbar at the top of the screen, and in the admin menu. Using these links will open the corresponding post or page in the Classic Editor.

The modes can be changed from the Settings -> Writing screen. See the screenshots.

Screenshots

  • The plugin settings are on the Settings -> Writing screen.
  • Link to edit the item using the Classic Editor on the Posts screen. Visible when the option to fully replace the editor is turned off.
  • Link to use the Classic Editor on the Admin toolbar. Shown on the Edit Post screen and on the front end when a single post is displayed. Visible when the option to fully replace the editor is turned off.

Reviews

The most efficiency editor

Special thanks to the author of this plugin (Andrew). The plugin is working very well and helped me working fast on blogging workflow.

Hope it will even help more bloggers enjoy creating their content faster like me and wish Andrew will have longest life and strongest health to support and improve the plugin.

All my respect.

Thank you.

Great and easy to use Editor

I’ve love this editor. Super easy to use, great workflow. Stable. Beats Gutenberg by far. Hope it will still work and will be available as soon as Gutenberg will be forced on us in later versions of WordPress.

Turned upset clients into happy (well, kinda) clients again

I enabled Gutenberg on a few of my staging sites after asking clients if they would like to try it out, and guess what, the response was completely negative, with a few of them fearing about future site updates for when it is forced into core. As a dev I was really excited to get stuck into some block creation using react, but if my clients can’t update their sites properly anymore, then this is a huge concern.

Fortunately I advised my clients that there is a way to keep the classic editor, using this plugin, which works great. The question a few of them raised was how long before this plugin is no longer supported? Not something I could answer, and no-one here seems to know either. This is a short term fix from what it seems, and that is a major concern for many.

Shame on you WP devs for forcing GB upon us!

Shame
*ding ding*
Shame
*ding ding*
Shame…

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Contributors & Developers

“Classic Editor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

0.4

Fixed removing of the “Try Gutenberg” call-out when the Gutenberg plugin is not activated.
Fixed to always show the settings and the settings link in the plugins list table.
Updated the readme text.

0.3

Updated the option from a checkbox to couple of radio buttons, seems clearer. Thanks to @designsimply for the label text suggestions.
Some general updates and cleanup.

0.2

Update for Gutenberg 1.9.
Remove warning and automatic deactivation when Gutenberg is not active.

0.1

Initial release.