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How to Use the Classic Editor in WordPress 5.0

WordPress 5.0 and Block-Based Editing is Here

There has been a lot of buzz around the latest version of WordPress and for good reason. WordPress 5.0, released in December 2018, is one of the platforms most significant releases to date and has completely changed the way its users build and design websites, opting for a block-based editor, called Gutenberg. As with any major release, it takes the average user as well as the advanced developer time to adjust to the new system. Furthermore, huge releases like this come packed with new features, but also some bugs that need to be addressed.


Many of you may have noticed that your typical WordPress experience has changed. Gutenberg, WordPress’ new block-based editor, is the default editing experience on WordPress 5.0 and is a big shift from the classic editor most users are accustomed to when writing blog posts or adding and editing page content.

But what if you’re not ready to make the switch?

I’m Not Ready To Use Gutenberg. How Do I Switch Back to the Classic Editor?

We know that it takes some time to adjust to big changes in a system. And WordPress is no different. So we’ve written a simple plugin that allows our clients to disable Gutenberg until you’re ready to make the switch. For our hosting clients and those who are on our WordPress Maintenance package, we’ve got you covered. We’re updating your websites to WordPress 5.0 and installing this plugin as a part of the services we provide you.

If you’re not hosting with us, we’re happy to install the plugin for you for a small fee of $34 that includes the simple plugin and installation. Please let us know if you’d like us to take care of this for you so that you can spend less time thinking about your website maintenance and more time producing great content and running your business.

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