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  • Resolved elleinad7

    (@elleinad7)


    This is an absolutely awful editor and I NEED to get rid of it. I can’t make any posts the way I want them, and WordPress is asking me to pay $300 to upgrade to Business to be able to install a plugin that will disable Gutenberg.

    This is a TOTAL SCAM and I am beyond furious that I paid for my domain a week go thinking I could set up a WordPress site and have to pay even more money to get rid of an editor that makes my site unusable. This is infuriating.

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  • “WordPress is asking me to pay $300 to upgrade to Business to be able to install a plugin that will disable Gutenberg.”

    You might need to look closer who is scamming you. WordPress certainly is not. It’s free open-source software.

    Are you able to install plugins? The plugin “Classic Editor” is a free plugin and you can install it on your site. It’s easily accessible via “Add new plugin”

    Or are you on WordPress.com?

    Or are you on WordPress.com?

    I’m sure she’s talking about that. No clue actually about the state of things over there, never used it, cause I’m coding sites myself. It must indeed be horrible to be forced to use Gutenberg just for posting itself (we coders have our own objection to it).

    I think most of us didn’t yet realize that there’s people who can’t just install “Classic Editor” and forget the Gutenberg-catastrophy for another year or two.

    @elleinad7 Maybe try to self-host your site then you can deactivate Gutenberg. I can help you a bit in this thread. Not sure though if you can export your existing content away from WordPress.com. But if you can, I’ll have a way to import it back to your self-hosted WordPress. Same goes for the domain, if WordPress.com is giving it away I can guide you through registering at any hosting plan you like and move it there.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  bortran.

    I am indeed on WordPress.com and it’s saying I need to upgrade to install any plugins whatsoever. Most of the web says I need to install a plugin to disable, but was able to find at least some basic code to disable it. Thank you, all. This has been so frustrating!

    mattyrob

    (@mattyrob)

    @elleinad7

    When I log into WordPress.com I’m getting a nag to switch to the new Editor. I’m wary to press it just in case I can’t fine a way to restore the current editor.

    I’ve looked around and can’t find how to switch back, perhaps you can ask WordPress.com support here:
    https://wordpress.com/help/contact

    mattyrob

    (@mattyrob)

    @elleinad7

    Ah, found it:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpress-editor/

    Clicked the three vertical dots at the top right, then click on Switch to Classic Editor at the bottom of the list.

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