WordPress 5.0 “broke” our sites. But not really…
As part of our WordPress maintenance programs, we handle updating WordPress & plugins constantly for our clients.
Yes, after WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg was installed, we did find editing pages and posts rather challenging. The platform is amazing if you are launching a brand new website or blog. However, for those of us who have fully developed or fully cooked websites using an existing designed theme complete with plugins, widgets and more…. you found yourself Gutted. 🙂 LOL!
But have no fear.
One plugin. Fixes. It all.
We installed Disable Gutenberg.
Jeff Starr, thank you!! YOU ROCK!! https://twitter.com/perishable
This plugin disables the new Gutenberg Editor (aka Block Editor) and replaces it with the Classic Editor. You can disable Gutenberg completely, or selectively disable for posts, pages, roles, post types, and theme templates. Plus you can hide the Gutenberg nag, menu item, and more!
MORE? READ BELOW!
How to install ‘Disable Gutenberg’
STEP 1: Go to Plugins and hit ADD NEW
STEP 2: Type in Disable Gutenberg in far right corner!
STEP 3: Navigate to the first choice !!! Like below! and hit INSTALL NOW!
STEP 4: Be patient and know you are so close to solution.
STEP 5: Hit ACTIVATE as soon as it appears!
STEP 6: Once you see the Plugin Activated … go back to your page or post and hit Refresh and you’ll see you are in business!
STEP 7: Get coffee, breath and know you’ve been saved by Jeff Starr and the WordPress open source community.
Feel free to read rest of page is if you are interested to know more.
The all-in-one, COMPLETE solution for handling Gutenberg.
Hide ALL traces of Gutenberg and replace with the Classic Editor.
Restores the original Edit Post screen (TinyMCE, meta boxes, et al).
The Disable Gutenberg plugin restores the classic (original) WordPress editor and the “Edit Post” screen. So you can continue using plugins and theme functions that extend the Classic Editor. Supports awesome features like Meta Boxes, Quicktags, Custom Fields, and everything else the Classic Editor can do.
Does not “expire” in 2022!
Easy to Use
Just activate and done! The default plugin settings are configured to hide all traces of the Gutenberg Block Editor, and fully restore the original Classic Editor. Further options for customizing when/where Gutenberg is enabled are available in the plugin settings.
- Disable Gutenberg completely (all post types)
- Disable Gutenberg for any post type
- Disable Gutenberg for any user role
- Disable Gutenberg for any theme template
- Disable Gutenberg for any post/page IDs
- Disable Gutenberg admin notice (nag)
- Option to hide the plugin menu item
- Option to hide the Gutenberg plugin menu item (settings link)
- Adds “Classic Editor” link to each post on the Posts screen
- Adds item to the WP sidebar menu: “Add New (Classic)”
- NEW! Option to enable Custom Fields Meta Box for ACF
- NEW! Choose which editor to use for each post
- NEW! Whitelist any post title, slug, or ID
Works same way as Classic Editor plugin, but can do a LOT more!
Lightweight and super fast, built with the WP API
Fully configurable, enable or disable Gutenberg and restore the Classic Editor wherever is necessary.
Automatically replaces Gutenberg with the Classic Editor.
- Super simple
- Clean, secure code
- Built with the WordPress API
- Lightweight, fast and flexible
- Regularly updated and “future proof”
- Works great with other WordPress plugins
- Plugin options configurable via settings screen
- Focused on flexibility, performance, and security
- One-click restore plugin default options
- Translation ready
Disable Gutenberg is developed by Jeff Starr, 13-year WordPress developer, book author, and support guru.
Super light & fast plugin, super easy on server resources!
Gutenberg is a useful editor but sometimes you want to disable it for specific posts, pages, user roles, post types, or theme templates. Disable Gutenberg enables you to disable Gutenberg and replace it with the Classic Editor wherever you want. For example, lots of WordPress users already enjoy robust page-building functionality via one of the many great plugins like Composer or Elementor. So many options, no need to feel “locked in” to using Gutenberg!
The Disable Gutenberg plugin is targeted at everyone who is not ready for the major changes brought by Gutenberg. Install Disable Gutenberg NOW to be ready for when Gutenberg is finally merged into core and released to the public (likely in WP 5.0). That way, your users and clients will experience the same awesome UX as before
This plugin does not collect any user data. So it does not do anything to make your site less compliant with GDPR. I have done my best to ensure that this plugin is 100% GDPR compliant, but I’m not a lawyer so can’t guarantee anything. To determine if your site is GDPR compliant, please consult an attorney.
Great article: https://digwp.com/2018/04/how-to-disable-gutenberg/
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