Block Editor or Classic Editor on WordPress?

It’s a new dimension, Captain

I bravely activated the Gutenberg Editor at my New World Energetics Site, and it has some very useful tools.

For example, I was able to create this page which works very well on tablets and phones to help people choose which reading they would like to pick.

It utilizes an image block with a link.

I’m enjoying the new block features and the creative directions they will take me.

But what if you prefer the Classic Editor, now you have upgraded?

If you prefer the flow and more textual simplicity of the Classic Editor as a writer, you can switch back from Gutenberg (which doesn’t seem to be error-free, as yet).

This involves installing the Classic Editor plugin.

After you have installed and activated the plugin, you’ll need to go to Settings>> Writing in your WordPress admin area and choose ‘Replace the Gutenberg editor with the Classic editor‘ in the options there.

Perhaps you would like to have your cake, and eat it too?

Then choose the second option in Settings>> Writing, ‘Use the Gutenberg editor by default and include option links back to the Classic Editor’.

This is very nice, because then when you are looking at your pages or post in list format, you can choose either editing option as you desire.

Here’s a link to my favorite WordPress resource, WPBeginner, for the full instructions (thank you, thank you).

As you’ll see in the link to WPBeginner, there is also a Disable Gutenberg plugin.  Unchecking the ‘Complete Disable‘ option for that plugin will enable you to selectively disable Gutenberg for Users, Post Types, Theme Templates or individual posts.

I’d love to see what other people are creating with the new editor.

If the new Editor becomes the default in future (which appears to be the plan), I shall go back to good old Evernote for the clean clear screen and the headspace to be able to create text.


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