Disable Gutenberg
Automatically Replaces Gutenberg With The Classic Editor

How To Easily Disable The Gutenberg Block Editor

With WordPress 5.0 “Bebo”, the Automattic team officially introduced the new content editor called Gutenberg. However, there are some use cases or personal preferences where you simply don’t want to use the new Block Editor, but the Classic Editor. Meet the free Disable Gutenberg plugin developed by Jeff Starr of Plugin Planet.

Disable Gutenberg

Settings With Default Options ©Jeff Starr

This plugin disables the new Gutenberg Block Editor and replaces it with the original Classic Editor along with the “Edit Post” screen we all know. You can either disable it completely, or disable it for specific posts, pages, user roles, and more only.

Check out the plugin features:

  • Disable the Gutenberg editor
    • Completely (all post types)
    • For any post type
    • For any user role
    • For any theme template
    • For any post/page IDs
  • Disable Gutenberg admin notice (nag)
  • Option to hide (Gutenberg) plugin menu item
  • Adds “Classic Editor” link to each post on Posts screen
  • Adds item to the WP sidebar menu: “Add New (Classic)”
  • Option to enable Custom Fields Meta Box for Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) NEW
  • Choose which editor you want to use for each post NEW
  • Whitelist any post title, slug, or ID NEW
  • Option to disable frontend Gutenberg stylesheet NEW
  • Built with the WordPress API
  • Lightweight, fast, flexible, and easy to use

Although the Classic Editor will officially be retired by WordPress in 2022, Jeff is currently planning to keep both the Disable Gutenberg plugin and the Classic Editor beyond that.

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