How To Switch Back To The Previous WordPress Editor

We, at Future Access love change and growth, but sometimes the wise old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” can still apply. If you’ve recently updated to version 5 of WordPress (“the Gutenberg update”), you may have noticed that the editor layout of WordPress has changed significantly, and in some cases it may break functionality.

Since this update is relatively new, the developers of WordPress and subsequent plugins are still ironing out bugs and other issues. So, this could take quite some time to fix but don’t worry, we’ve got a temporary solution that’ll meet your needs for the time being!

How to Revert Back to an Earlier Version of the WordPress Editor

A solution we found that has been working for us and a lot of our clients is to revert back to the previous version of the WordPress editor with the help of a plugin. This plugin makes the process very easy – simply install the plugin to revert to the previous WordPress editor and when you are ready to try out the new Gutenberg block editor again, simply deactivate the plugin.

The plugin you’re looking for is called “Classic Editor”. This is how you can install it:

1. Click “Plugins” on the left-side menu

2. Click “Add New” at the top of the Plugin page

3. In the search bar, type in “Classic Editor”

4. Install and Activate the Classic Editor plugin

And that’s it! Your WordPress website will function exactly as it did before the update. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Gutenberg update or the Classic Editor plugin, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. At the end of the day, our goal is to make sure our clients can run their online business smoothly.