Support » Plugin: Classic Editor » People need this plugin. Please don’t discontinue it in 2022!

  • alisontaylorbc


    I’m a web designer/developer who builds lots of sites for non-profits. Those sites are usually maintained by the non-profit’s volunteers, who tend to be seniors. The similarity of WP Classic Editor to Microsoft Word makes it easy for my clients to deal with volunteer turnover.

    If WordPress Classic is end-of-lifed in 2022 as planned, WordPress will become unsuitable for a particular demographic of website owners.

    In my opinion, this is an essential plugin. It works well and people need it. Please keep it.

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  • Maybe it would be a good idea to make this open-source after 2022, so the community could keep contributing to this plugin.

    Moderator Yui




    This plugin has 5 millions of installation, it will not be discontinued, yet.

    Classic Editor is an official WordPress plugin, and will be fully supported and maintained until at least 2022, or as long as is necessary.

    However, WordPress adds new features with each new release and most of them involve block editor improvements. With Classic editor you miss all the new features and may encounter various bugs and incompatibilities with plugins and themes that expect block editor to be used.

    It is fully open source. Always been so.
    Links to the code (SVN and Trac) are there –
    But it does not need to be forked.
    – It is fully supported
    – Big part of the “classic editor” (TinyMCE) code is in WordPress core.

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