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How to switch to the classic editor in WordPress

Kalee Raisor
Kalee Raisor Wordpress

Having a hard time adjusting to the Block Editor (formerly known as Gutenberg) and want to switch back to the classic editor? You're not alone, so far more than 5 million WordPress installations installed a simple solution to do the same thing.

While I recommend getting used to the Block Editor since it's now a part of core WordPress functionality and is not going anywhere (it's also been improving quite a bit), I can certainly understand that it can take some getting used to and for now you might want to stay with the classic editor.

Thankfully to switch back it's a simple solution, there is an official plugin called Classic Editor that you can install on your WordPress site and as I mentioned, it has been installed more than 5 million times to date.

This is a simple and easy to use plugin with a few features that can be found in Settings > Writing at the top of the page. You have the choice of using either the Classic Editor or the Block Editor as the default and you can also adjust the settings to allow users to switch Editors based upon their preference.

If you allow users to switch editors it will add a new option when you hover over a post in the Admin section.

Wordpress Classic Editor Switch