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How to disable Gutenberg in WordPress 5.0

In some cases, custom themes and plugins may not be compatible with Gutenberg, the default block editor in Wordpress 5.0. Fear not! Installing the Classic Editor plugin in WordPress is a simple process that will relieve any editor-induced headaches.

Classic Editor installation process

  1. Login to your WordPress install.
  2. Select Plugins within the vertical left menu, click Add New.
  3. In the search box on the right-hand side, enter “Classic Editor” and hit enter.
  4. Click the Install Now button adjacent to Classic Editor, then Activate once the plugin has installed.
    Install Classic Editor Plugin
  5. Once activated, you will be able to utilize Classic Editor on any page within Pages. You will have the option to use the Classic Editor to edit posts and pages. Any new pages will default to using the Classic Editor for editing purposes. The screenshot below shows the Classic Editor option for editing pages:
    Classic Editor Option on Pages

Having issues installing the Classic Editor plugin?

If you’re having issues with configuring the Classic Editor plugin, there are a wealth of resources to consult. Our knowledge base offers a wide variety of articles on troubleshooting WordPress plugins. If you still haven’t hit the nail on the head, contact A2 Hosting’s customer support LiveChat, call us or submit a customer support ticket,  where a customer support representative will be able to lend further guidance on resolving the situation.