WordPress 5.0 was recently released and thousands of users have started upgrading to the newest version. Sadly, the classic editor has been dumped for the Gutenberg editor. WordPress believes it is the major change which many will be excited about in the newest update but it seems they are wrong.
WordPress 5.0 changes
A major thing to note about WordPress 5.0 is the ‘enhanced editor modes’. The new block-based editor won’t change the way any of your content looks to your visitors. What it will do is let you insert any type of multimedia in a snap and rearrange to your heart’s content.
Each piece of content will be in its own block; a distinct wrapper for easy maneuvering. If you’re more of an HTML and CSS sort of person, then the blocks won’t stand in your way. Sadly, this does not apply to those without HTML and CSS ideas.
This is honestly pretty much for those that are still stuck with the classic editor. So how then do I revert and leave the jargons of the new editor blocks behind?
How to revert to Classic editor on WordPress 5.0
To revert to the classic editor on ‘Bebo’, go to the plugin repository and download the Classic Editor Plugin. The Classic Editor Plugin is the official plugin for those who are still bent on using the classic editor. It already has over 700,000 active installations. More publishers are expected to follow in the coming weeks.
The Classic Editor plugin restores the previous WordPress editor and the Edit Post screen. It lets you keep using plugins that extend it, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor. To install, visit your plugins page and click the “Install Now” button next to “Classic Editor”. After the plugin finishes installing, click “Activate”.
You might want to go to the plugin settings and make desired changes as below:
Once you’re done, you can go ahead and save your settings before refreshing your post page.
Note that support for the Classic Editor plugin will remain in WordPress through 2021, which means that your countdown to understanding Gutenberg editor has begun.