Classic Editor - WordPress

Classic Editor - WordPress
WordPress’ Classic Editor Saves the Day!

If your WordPress website automatically updates or if you recently updated to version 5+ then you may notice some differences in how your WordPress editor works. The latest version of WordPress comes pre-installed with Gutenberg, WordPress’ new drag and drop editor. Most of the sites that Inventive Web Design has built over the past 5+ years have come with a third party drag and drop editor like WP Bakery. During the initial updates the new Gutenberg editor made it so our editors didn’t work. Also, Gutenberg hasn’t been very well received because existing software like WP Bakery create content editors that are much better. Classic Editor was created to help!

We have a solution for you if you don’t like the new WordPress editor. You can simply install the Classic Editor plugin. Just to show how little people like Gutenberg, at the time of press the classic editor has 2 million+ active downloads and most of those since WordPress 5+ has been launched. It is a simple plugin that turns off the Gutenberg editor and allows you to continue using either WordPress’ classic editor or most third party editors like WP Bakery without any errors.

To install this you can go Plugins -> Add New on the right side of your WordPress Admin area. The search for the Classic Editor, click Install and when done click Activate. That’s it! It is that simple and will solve any troubles Gutenberg has been causing you!

Matthew Minten

Matt is a techy, web guy that loves to program but am also blessed with a creative streak. He does graphic design, web design, augmented reality and photography (and many other things). He believes that anything can be done on your website; if you can think it up, he can create it. Matt founded Inventive Web Design in Reno in 2009 and has been helping local business ever since.