Disable Block Editor

Description

This plugin automatically disables default block editor for all post types and all users, without any settings or options. It is very lightweight, just activate it and it works immediately.

And it’s on GitHub.

FAQ

How is this plugin different from Classic Editor plugin?

By default, Classic Editor allows individual users to select whether they want to use block editor or classic editor on their profile edit screens. This feature must be disabled on Settings > Writing screen.

Additionally, Classic Editor stores post meta data in the database about type of editor that post has used.

On the other hand, Disable Block Editor disables block editor for everyone and everywhere, without any options or settings to configure, and without storing any data into the database.

How is this plugin different from Disable Gutenberg plugin?

Disable Gutenberg allows much finer control on where to and for whom to show block editor, and that is achieved by configuring settings. Basically, same differences as with Classic Editor.

Reviews

Works right away

I use Site Origin Page Builder which wasn’t editable once I upgraded to 5. This plugin made the page editable again.

But then I updated Page Builder and it now works with 5. But glad this plugin exists, thanks!

Whew! I’m glad there is this plugin!

I was shocked that there wasn’t a link or button or tab that would let me edit my pages and posts in the classic interface that I’m use to. While there might be good features and attributes to the block editor, I’m not the most fond of that change. At least give me the option of choosing which editor I want to use.

This plugin works great. Install and activate and you’re good to go. WP is back to its original editors. Deactivate it to play around with the new block editor.

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Contributors & Developers

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

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