WordPress is currently testing an all-new editor called Gutenberg. The new editor will replace the Classic Editor on your WordPress site as the new default editor.

Gutenberg is great for creating content in creative and differentiating ways but it is not straightforward and simple. Some of you might not like the various controls it brings to the editor. The good old Classic Editor was simple to use and required no additional knowledge.

If you’d like to disable the Gutenberg Editor and set the Classic Editor default in WordPress, all you have to do is install the Classic Editor plugin.

Download Classic Editor Plugin

The Classic Editor plugin gives you the option to disable Gutenberg Editor and set Classic Editor as the default in WordPress. After installing the plugin, all you have to do is:

  1. Go to Settings » Writing.
  2. Look for the Classic editor setting option.
  3. Set it to Replace the Gutenberg editor with the Classic editor.
  4. Hit Save Changes button on the bottom of the page.

That’s it. The Classic Editor will now open as default when you hit the Add New post button on WordPress. Cheers!