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How to Deactivate Guttenberg

Last Updated on April 20, 2022 by WP Knowledge Hub

If you want to deactivate the WordPress Guttenberg to re-enable the WordPress classic editor, you simply need to do one thing.

Why Disable the Gutenberg Editor in WordPress?

Users who have been using WordPress for years are probably more comfortable with the classic editor, therefore, if you’re not looking to create layouts, and simply copy and paste content like you would in a Word document, then the classic editor might be right for you.

Disable Gutenberg with the Classic Editor Plugin

Firstly, you will need to install and activate the Classic Editor plugin. Simply search for this plugin by logging into your WordPress dashboard, clicking Plugins > Add New > and searching for Classic Editor.

The plugin works out of the box, and it will disable the Gutenberg editor upon activation.

This plugin also gives you an option to keep both Gutenberg and the Classic editor at the same time. You can configure this in the plugin’s settings.

Just go to the Settings > Writing > and look for the option under “Classic editor settings”.