How to Disable Gutenberg Editor and Keep Using Classic Editor in WordPress 5.0

Gutenberg is the default editor with WordPress 5.0. No matter whether you love it, the Gutenberg Editor is the first thing you see in the WordPress 5.0. But in case you don’t want to use it, WordPress lets you disable Gutenberg editor and keep using the Classic Editor which you may be mostly comfortable with.

Now the question is how you can disable Gutenberg and use Classic Editor. Here in this article, we will show you in a few steps. But before that, let’s take a look at what’s new in WordPress 5.0.

What’s new in WordPress 5.0

The exciting part of WordPress 5.0 is obviously Gutenberg Editor. A new, advanced and trendy WordPress theme, the Twenty Nineteen WordPress theme is expected to win people’s hearts.

Disable Gutenberg

  • Gutenberg WordPress Editor
  • Twenty Nineteen WordPress theme

How to disable Gutenberg editor

With only 2.3 out of 5 rating and 900+ 1 -star ratings. Many of you may not want to use Gutenberg editor. If so, follow the instruction below to disable Gutenberg editor.


You can easily disable Gutenberg editor by installing Classic editor on your WordPress site. Classic Editor simply restores the previous WordPress editor and the Edit Post screen and lets you use the plugins that extend it.

Classic WordPress editor

Disable Gutenberg

It fully replaces the Block editor and the Gutenberg editor, and restores the Edit Post template. It also adds “Edit” links to the Posts and Pages screens, on the toolbar at the top of the screen, and in the admin menu. Using these links, you can open the corresponding post or page in the Classic editor.

Install Classic editor on your system.

Disable Gutenberg

After you have installed and activated this plugin successfully, Go to Settings>Writing then select “Replace the Gutenberg editor with the Classic editor” just like the screenshot below.

Disable Gutenberg

Now you are done.

There are other ways to disable Gutenberg editor. You can search WordPress plugin directory and pick the right plugin for you. But this one works fine. Enjoy.

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