What’s happening to my WordPress website? Restoring The Classic Editor.

By: Steven Monson | Fri, Dec 7, 2018

WordPress just made a major update. With it, comes “Project Gutenberg” which is supposed to make building webpages easier.

But for many people, it’s just confusing.

screenshot of the new Gutenburg interface

This is what you see when you start a new page in WordPress 5.0

How To Restore The Classic Editor

Project Gutenberg is one of the most controversial updates to ever come from WordPress, so they made a plugin that restores the classic editor.

Here’s how to do it in 3 Easy Steps…

screenshot 1

Log into to WordPress. Then Choose Plugins > Add New

Screenshot of Classic Editor Installation Screen

You’ll See a Plugin Called “Classic Editor”. Click “Install Now”

screenshot showing the "Activate" button for the Classic Editor Plugin.

It will take a few seconds to install. Once it’s done, click “Activate”.

That’s it.  Your website should behave as it always has.

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