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Ever woke one day and as you start working, whether it’s blogging, or doing VA work updating client WordPress you suddenly see an editor screen like this:

Not the WordPress Classic Editor

You would tell yourself WTF ! Where is WordPress Classic Editor Well you’re in the right place and nothing is wrong with your editor. Maybe you recently updated your WordPress.  Introducing (if you’re still in the dark) the Gutenberg editor.

Gutenberg is available as part of WordPress 5.0 and later. So yes, if your updated your WordPress, this is now the face or the look of the new editor.

However, if you are like me, I have attachments to certain stuff or if you don’t have time to learn something new right now, be not afraid. You can “ALWAYS” switch back to the old or “WordPress Classic Editor“.  I will show you how. Just be sure you have “Admin” rights before trying this.

  1. Inside the “Dashboard” go to “Plugins” > “Add New”
  2. Once inside on the right portion there is a drop-down with “Keyword” as default.
  3. On the text input to the right of the drop-down, type “classic editor”.
  4. Once the portion below this refreshes it will show “WordPress Classic Editor” as the first item. Click “Install Now”, it will install and when it finishes the button will change to “Activate”. Just click the button.
  5. Now return to your “Add Post” or “Add Page” and you will see that the editor is back to the way it was.

The WordPress Classic Editor offers a streamlined and familiar interface for content creation, making it a go-to choice for users who prioritize simplicity.

In contrast, Gutenberg introduces a block-based approach, enabling more intricate layouts and multimedia integration.

While Classic Editor is favored by those seeking a straightforward writing experience, Gutenberg caters to those who desire advanced design flexibility.

The choice between the two ultimately hinges on individual preferences and the level of creative control required, allowing users to select the editor that best aligns with their content creation goals.



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