Classic Editor

Description

Classic Editor restores the previous Edit Post screen and makes it possible to use the WordPress plugins that extend it, add old style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor.

By default it will hide all traces of the new Block editor and the Gutenberg editor including the Dashboard widget asking the users to try it.

It has two modes:

  1. Fully replaces the Block editor and the Gutenberg editor, and restores the Edit Post template.
  2. Adds alternate “Edit” links to the Posts and Pages screens, on the toolbar at the top of the screen, and in the admin menu. Using these links will open the corresponding post or page in the Classic editor.

The modes can be changed from the Settings -> Writing screen. See the screenshots.

Screenshots

  • The plugin settings are on the Settings -> Writing screen.
  • Link to edit the item using the Classic Editor on the Posts screen. Visible when the option to fully replace the editor is turned off.
  • Link to use the Classic Editor on the Admin toolbar. Shown on the Edit Post screen and on the front end when a single post is displayed. Visible when the option to fully replace the editor is turned off.

Reviews

Best!

Thanks for this plugin. Gutenberg Editor is the worst thing that ever happened with WordPress, so the Classic Editor saves us. Thanks! 🙂

What a relief

Thanks so much for this plugin! You are protecting us from Gutenberg and all of its buggy site-breaking craziness.

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Contributors & Developers

“Classic Editor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

0.5

Updated for Gutenberg 4.1 and WordPress 5.0-beta1.
Removed some functionality that now exists in Gutenberg.
Fixed redirecting back to the Classic editor after looking at post revisions.

0.4

Fixed removing of the “Try Gutenberg” call-out when the Gutenberg plugin is not activated.
Fixed to always show the settings and the settings link in the plugins list table.
Updated the readme text.

0.3

Updated the option from a checkbox to couple of radio buttons, seems clearer. Thanks to @designsimply for the label text suggestions.
Some general updates and cleanup.

0.2

Update for Gutenberg 1.9.
Remove warning and automatic deactivation when Gutenberg is not active.

0.1

Initial release.