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How to disable Gutenberg Editor starting WordPress 5.0

WordPress 5.0 is scheduled to be released on November 27 December 6. The new WordPress version will automatically change the Classic Editor you are accustomed to seeing in admin dashboard pages to Gutenberg Editor

Gutenberg is meant to replace any page builder plugin and use this one as default from creating pages and posts from the wp-admin backend. This includes the Bakery Page Builder (former Visual Composer) plugin included in our theme.

We have been preparing for the Gutenberg version by creating our theme shortcodes for Gutenberg editor, but these are still in development.  There have been many changes in the plugin until its launch (you can get that here), so it makes it difficult to develop for it until a stable version is available. However, it is something we are working on.

If you upgrade to WordPress 5.0, you can continue using the same classic Editor for Posts and Pages with Bakery Builder by disabling the Gutenberg editor. As WordPress recommends in their official announcement, you can use the Classic Editor plugin to continue using the classic editor.

How to disable Gutenberg editor after WordPress 5.0

We have checked for the most popular choice, and this is what we recommend our clients to use.

The plugin is very easy to use, has over 500,000 active installs,  is compliant with WordPress 5.0 in beta. We have tested this plugin with the 5.0 WordPress version and our themes, and it works.

Install the Classic Editor plugin is really easy.

Go to WordPress dashboard, to Plugins > Add New and search for “Classic Editor”.

A plugin with 600,000 active installations and 5-star rating means this plugin works and can be trusted.

In Settings (Writing) the plugin will set by default to use Classic Editor

This setting will ensure you can use the latest WordPress version but still work with the classic editor as you were accustomed to before 5.0 release.

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