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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Still the best

By davidgattol on January 23, 2023

This is still the best choice, i don't like different solutions like the built in one into Wordpress

Exceptional, a much needed plugin.

By Victor Marcoianu (sendesign) on January 18, 2023

A real saver. The only hope against the new block builder.

Сlassic is classic

By Darren (frostdarren) on January 18, 2023

Sometimes this editor is a must)

Thank you so much! you´re the best for bloggers!

By estehelecho on January 17, 2023

Gutenberg isn´t useful if you write long articles with more text than fancy items like buttons, accordions, 3D thingies or anything else that is for business /ecommerce sites but blogs certainly don´t need.

This plugin saved me and keeps working with each Worpress update!

I learned to be terrified of most updates since I´m no developer, and if something gets broken with a given update I won´t able to fix it.

Please keep this great work beyond 2024!

Good plugin

By techvivekwp on December 27, 2022

I created a WordPress website for my salon business and added an editor plugin to make it more user-friendly. The WordPress community has also provided me with amazing support.

Good plugin

By aperrier on December 13, 2022

A very good plugin if you don't want the Gutenberg editor. Thanks for it !

A Website Headache Saver!

By AardvarkGirl on December 6, 2022

I have tried multiple times, over several different websites, to 'learn to like' the default editor in WordPress. I just can't. I hate it. Thankfully the old-familiar is available.

a must-have for everyone who doesn't like Gutenberg

By jgastmann on December 6, 2022

As one of many people who don't like the obtrusive Gutenberg editor I'm thankful that I can avoid it by using this classic editor (along with the plugin "classic widgets", with or without combination of high class page builders like Divi or Avada that are lightyears ahead of Gutenberg..

Super Plugin

By slidedesigning on December 3, 2022

I always use this plugin. Good Luck

Life saver

By chepierre on November 24, 2022

The best

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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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