WordPress 5.0: The Gutenberg Editor

WordPress 5.0: The Gutenberg Editor

The most concerned topic in the latest WordPress major update is the replacement of our usual editor with the Gutenberg editor.

Classic editor before WordPress 5.0:
WP Classic Editor
Gutenburg editor after WordPress 5.0:
WP Gutenburg Editor

There is a lot of articles covering this topic so I will list some of them below.

If your theme and plugins are not yet compatible but your website has updated to version 5.0, I will teach you how to switch back to the classic (previous) one.

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How to switch to the Classic Editor?

Classic Editor Plugin SettingsThis is very easy.

Go to Plugins > Add New, search for the Classic Editor plugin and install it.

After activating it, go to Settings > Writing and select “Classic Editor” as “Default editor for all users”.

From its WordPress plugin page, it states that “Classic Editor is an official WordPress plugin, and will be maintained until at least 2022.“.

Whenever your theme and plugins support the new Gutenburg editor, I suggest that you switch to the new editor and learn how to use it.

How to use the WPBakery Page Builder (previously Visual Composer) and disable Gutenburg

Disable Gutenberg editor in WPBakery Page Builder settingsIf your website uses the popular WPBakery Page Builder (previously Visual Composer) plugin, in plugin version 5.5, they have added the ‘Gutenberg’ content element and an option to add disable the Gutenberg editor.

The content element ‘Gutenberg’ lets you insert a Gutenberg layout/block directly into the layout of WPBakery Page Builder. This content element is available in your Add Element menu.

The option to disable Gutenberg editor can be found under WPBakery Page Builder Settings in your WordPress Admin Dashboard.

From WPBakery Page Builder’s FAQ: Does WPBakery Page Builder works with the Gutenberg?

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Ong Jie Ying (Jane)

Jane is the co-founder of OOPIX Web Design. She has more than five years of experience in designing and developing WordPress websites.

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