fast way to deactivate Gutenberg in WordPress?

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You can disable Gutenberg and shift to old Classic editor in two ways, one using the cheapest broadband internet. Both of them are shown below:

Method 1: Disable Gutenberg and Keep the WordPress Classic Editor

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Following this process your default editor will be classic editor but you can switch to Gutenberg anytime. For this you just need install and activate Classic Editor of WordPress.

To install Classic editor head over to Plugins directory from your Dashboard. You can navigate to Dashboard->Plugins->Add New and here type the keyword Classic Editor in the search box.

Install Classic Editor

After installation activate the newly installed plugin. For this you can go to Dashboard->Plugins->Installed Plugins

Activate Classic Editor

Then click on Activate button of Classic editor as shown in the screenshot.


You’re done. Activating Classic editor will replace Gutenberg from default editor. But you use Gutenberg whenever you want.

Method 2Disable Gutenberg & use only Classic editor

Follow the steps below to disable Gutenberg and use only the Classic editor. Remember, you can come back to Gutenberg whenever you want.

Step 1: Install and Activate Disable Gutenberg Plugin

First of all install Disable Gutenberg plugin. To install go to WordPress Plugins directory from your Dashboard. For this you can navigate to Dashboard->Plugins->Add New and in the search box type the keyword Disable Gutenberg.

You will see a couple of plugins. Install the right one like given in the screenshot.

Disable Gutenberg plugin

After successful installation Activate the plugin from there. You can also do it from Plugin section of WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2: Complete Disable Gutenberg from Settings

Now head over to Disable Gutenberg Tab from Settings of Dashboard. You can also navigate to Dashboard->Settings->Disable Gutenberg

Complete disable Gutenberg

From this page tick the Checkbox named for Complete Disable. This will Disable Gutenberg everywhere of your WordPress site. Finally click on the the Save Changes button.

Doing this you will be back to old Classic editor of WordPress.

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