How to Revert Back to the Classic WordPress Page Editor?
Published: February 26, 2019
In December 2018, the latest WordPress update (Version 5) was met with a lot of controversy in regards to the new Gutenberg block editor. Used for creating posts and pages, block editors allow website owners to input and arrange text, pictures, and custom links. However, WordPress has received many complaints about the new block editor due to its slow interface, confusing layout, and other technical issues. Luckily, there is a simple plugin you can install if you are looking to revert back to the previous block editor.
How to Install the Classic Editor Plugin?
- Start off by logging onto your WordPress account. Click "Plugins" on the left-side of your dashboard and then "Add New".
- Search for "Classic Editor" in the search bar and click "Install Now", then "Activate".
- Now that the plugin has been installed, click "Settings" on the left-side of your dashboard, and then "Writing". Ensure that the "Classic Editor" option is selected.
You're all set. After completing all the instructions above, the block editor will be reverted back to the previous version.