Disable Gutenberg

Description

Completely disable Gutenberg Editor, or disable for any post type or user role. So all users always will get the Classic Editor 🙂

GDPR-compliant: does not collect any user data

Options

  • Disable Gutenberg completely (all post types)
  • Disable Gutenberg for any post type
  • Disable Gutenberg for any user role
  • NEW: Disable Gutenberg admin notice (nag)
  • NEW: Option to hide the plugin menu item

Completely restores original editor functionality on any/all post types (configure in plugin settings).

Features

  • Super simple
  • Clean, secure code
  • Built with the WordPress API
  • Lightweight, fast and flexible
  • Regularly updated and “future proof”
  • Works great with other WordPress plugins
  • Plugin options configurable via settings screen
  • Focused on flexibility, performance, and security
  • One-click restore plugin default options
  • Translation ready

Super light & fast plugin, super easy on server resources!

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Installation

Installing the plugin

  1. Upload the plugin to your blog and activate
  2. Configure the plugin settings as desired
  3. Enable theme switcher via settings or shortcode

More info on installing WP plugins

Hide Menu Option

Disable Gutenberg provides a setting to disable the plugin’s menu item. This is useful if you don’t want your clients to get curious and start fiddling around.

If you enable the option to hide the plugin’s menu item, you will need to access the plugin settings page directly. It is located at:

/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=disable-gutenberg

So if WordPress is installed at this URL:

https://example.com/

..then you would access the plugin settings at:

https://example.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=disable-gutenberg

Or, if WordPress is installed in a subdirectory, for example:

https://example.com/wordpress/

..then you would access the plugin settings at:

https://example.com/wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=disable-gutenberg

So if you hide the plugin’s menu item, you always can access the settings directly.

Uninstalling

This plugin cleans up after itself. All plugin settings will be removed from your database when the plugin is uninstalled via the Plugins screen.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Installing the plugin

  1. Upload the plugin to your blog and activate
  2. Configure the plugin settings as desired
  3. Enable theme switcher via settings or shortcode

More info on installing WP plugins

Hide Menu Option

Disable Gutenberg provides a setting to disable the plugin’s menu item. This is useful if you don’t want your clients to get curious and start fiddling around.

If you enable the option to hide the plugin’s menu item, you will need to access the plugin settings page directly. It is located at:

/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=disable-gutenberg

So if WordPress is installed at this URL:

https://example.com/

..then you would access the plugin settings at:

https://example.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=disable-gutenberg

Or, if WordPress is installed in a subdirectory, for example:

https://example.com/wordpress/

..then you would access the plugin settings at:

https://example.com/wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=disable-gutenberg

So if you hide the plugin’s menu item, you always can access the settings directly.

Uninstalling

This plugin cleans up after itself. All plugin settings will be removed from your database when the plugin is uninstalled via the Plugins screen.

Will this work without Gutenberg?

Yes. When Gutenberg is active, the plugin disables it (depending on your selected options). Otherwise, if Gutenberg is not active, the plugin does nothing. So it’s totally fine to install before Gutenberg is added to WP core, so it will be ready when the time comes.

Got a question?

Send any questions or feedback via my contact form

Reviews

Important Plugin

Without getting into Gutenberg (I don’t feel like being flamed and spammed again by staff), this plugin simply blocks it (fingers crossed) without any of the “how much of my site will be gutted” questions. Thanks for the great plugin, Jeff!

Thank you!

My hope is that Gutenberg will be disabled by default upon launch of v. 5.0 but this is a huge comfort in case it isn’t. Thank you!

Thanks for the peace of mind

I’m holding out hope that Gutenberg won’t be the WordPress apocalypse that some would have you believe it will be. But I’d rather be safe than sorry, and this plugin looks to be the perfect solution.

Read all 9 reviews

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Disable Gutenberg” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.1 (2018/05/06)

  • Removes unused .otf font file
  • Adds option to disable “Try Gutenberg” nag (admin notice)
  • Adds option to hide the plugin’s menu item
  • Further testing on WP 5.0 (alpha)

1.0 (2018/04/16)

  • Initial release