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Classic Editor

Enables the previous "classic" editor and the old-style Edit Post screen with TinyMCE, Meta Boxes, etc. Supports all plugins that extend this screen.
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Classic Editor is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress editor and the “Edit Post” screen. It makes it possible to use plugins that extend that screen, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor.

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Best way to start for a new user!!

By kevinwilkins198 on September 26, 2023

I’ve love this editor. Super easy to use, great workflow. Stable.

bom, mas Gutenberg consegue fazer muito mais!

By jeonilio on September 11, 2023

Para post excelente, mas Gutenberg vai além!

Back to the basics!

By duvshop71 on September 9, 2023

If you're a fan of the classic editor this plugin is for you. Works as expected!

Great plug-in

By nancy70 on August 28, 2023

Great plug-in By WordPress Contributors. I tried many plug-ins and almost gave up this plug-in excellent. The support is fast and fantastic!

This should be made permanent

By chrisbibbs on August 22, 2023

Going to be brutally honest here: the Gutenberg Editor is... not the greatest thing in the world.

I'm not sure why WordPress made the Gutenberg editor the default; there was nothing wrong with the Classic Editor and I think WordPress should be shipped with both available options.

I have not used the Gutenberg editor and I'll continue refusing to use it. I think WordPress, out of the box, should ship with both editors with users being able to choose which editor they would like to work with.

I commend the developers for their hard work at wanting to make Gutenberg work, but for old school WordPress developers like me, I like using my own custom solutions in the projects I build; I developed my own custom fields layout builder with Advanced Custom Fields. It is just a better interface, look and feel, and flow.

I hope this becomes a permanent plugin, let someone else maintain it in perpetuity, or a future version of WordPress ships with the option for users/developers to operate with Gutenberg or Classic Editor.

The vast majority of WordPress users & developers did not ask for Gutenberg to be standard, and it is a wee bit insulting to those that use the platform that Gutenberg is the only option WordPress ships with currently.

Nevertheless, long live the Classic Editor. It's just better.

I like things that are simple but very helpful

By yoshiwafa on August 12, 2023

Very useful plugin, very helpful in making a simple post. You can also set whether you want to use classic or not for each post.

A simple and effective editor - the best

By Tim Williams (tim1mw) on August 1, 2023

The classic editor provides a familiar and easy to use WYSIWYG experience, I can't reccomend it enough as the best way to create content for Wordpress with the least hassle.

"2024 or as long as is needed" is worryingly vague for those of us that find it essential for efficient working and it's notable that every year the vague end date is advanced a year. Please, either commit to a firm EOL for classic editor or drop the threat to get rid of it so that we know where we stand and can plan for the future. Also if you do decide to end support, will third parties be able to "take it over" or are breaking changes planned that would make it impossible to continue with Classic Editor?

Switching to Gutenberg is not an option for me, the "Page builder" philosophy that underpins it's design is incompatible with the way that I like to work. I have tried it (and several other similar tools) on a number of occasions, the experience was not pleasant. I would rather migrate to a new platform than deal with Gutenberg on a day to day basis.

BEST EDITOR and easy to use and understand!

By jenomal on July 11, 2023

i tried the block editor and was very disappointed. i like this classic one and its way way better. PLEASE keep it updated!

So good plugin

By bimam on July 8, 2023

so thanks for this plugin, it's so useful for me

super great plugin

By iamdavidbrown711 on June 21, 2023

Amazing plugin

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