GradeUs banner  below header new
Thanks Thanks:  3
Likes Likes:  3
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    3,432
    Thanks (Received)
    88
    Likes (Received)
    72

    How to Disable Gutenberg in WordPress

    The new Gutenberg editor is coming soon to WordPress.

    Some welcome this change. Some disparage it. Whichever camp you fall into, if you manage client sites you may want to disable it temporarily (or permanently) for client sites, either site-wide or for certain types of posts.

    The good news is you can now easily do that.

    How to Disable Gutenberg: Complete Guide
    by Jeff Starr, DigWP.com
    April 18th, 2018

    Gutenberg soon will be added to the WordPress core. This is great news for some, not so great for others. With 99.9999% (estimate) of all WordPress sites currently setup to work without Gutenberg, the massive changes barreling down the pike are going to affect literally millions of websites. And as swell as the whole “Gutenberg” experience may seem, the simple truth is that a vast majority of site owners will not be prepared when it finally hits. Nor will many small business have time or budget to test and update client sites to accommodate ol’ Gut’.

    If that sounds like your situation, you basically have two options:

    1. Buck up and fork out your time and money to test and update all existing client sites for Gutenberg.
    2. OR, simply disable Gutenberg until you are ready for it.


    The easiest way to disable Gutenberg is to install my free plugin, Disable Gutenberg. It is a simple plugin focused on one thing: disabling Gutenberg and restoring the default classic WP Editor screen. Just enable the plugin, choose your options and done. Options include:

    • Disable Gutenberg completely (all post types)
    • Disable Gutenberg only on specific post types
    • Disable Gutenberg for specific user roles


    So it’s flexible yet simple, and super easy to use. Check out the documentation and homepage for more details.
    More options/Read more…

    I will be testing both the Disable Gutenberg plugin and a second one, Gutenberg Manager, and will report back on them later.

  2. Likes Jennifer L Metro liked this post
  3. GradeUs in thread
  4. #2
    Member Since
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Re: How to Disable Gutenberg in WordPress

    Thank you for your help on this. I think there is a plugin by WordPress itself to keep the classic editor. Not sure if its one of the two your testing. (I couldn't find it. I'll report back if I find it again.)

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    All of my clients are in WordPress. Need I say, less than thrilled with WordPress right now? Luckily the theme I use most, GeneratePress, is actively working with WordPress. The theme has sections, which I love. They are working on making the migration of these sections easy. We shall see.

  5. Likes djbaxter liked this post
  6. #3
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    3,432
    Thanks (Received)
    88
    Likes (Received)
    72

    Re: How to Disable Gutenberg in WordPress

    Still waiting for a Gutenberg version of Wordpress to be released so I can test those plugins.

  7. Likes Jennifer L Metro liked this post

Similar Threads

  1. Check your WordPress plugins!
    By djbaxter in forum Organic SEO
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-29-2017, 01:02 PM
  2. Why WordPress is the Best Platform for SEO
    By djbaxter in forum Organic SEO
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-12-2015, 01:23 PM
  3. How and Why to Disable Emojis in WordPress 4.2
    By djbaxter in forum Internet Marketing
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-17-2015, 01:58 PM
  4. Wordpress Archives 404 Error
    By Laustin1878 in forum Organic SEO
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-17-2015, 01:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
GradeUs above footer new