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What’s Wrong With The Update?
Hooray! WordPress is now available in version 5.0.
Some admins updated websites after the update notifications, while others switched to a new version automatically. Most developers agree that updates are always good. Updates release vulnerability patches, so websites become more secure. But if you are not a fan of regular upgrades, catch up our new article where we’ve discussed how to manage updates. However, users start wondering: how to get back old WordPress editor – TinyMCE? Users are not so happy with the fact that the latest CMS core has integrated the Gutenberg plugin. Let’s try to figure out why.
Is Gutenberg Bad?
WordPress 5 has a new theme Twenty Nineteen. It also has a new and in-built interface for creating and editing content – the plugin Gutenberg. According to the company developers, the platform has become #1 block editor on WordPress market. It is a perfect solution for aspiring bloggers and experienced website owners.
The editor structure consists of blocks that the author can add when styling a content.
First look at the editor block makes you realize how much time you’d have to spend studying the updated interface. And here you go – recalling how easy it was with the old interface and its classic fields with the title and text.
You can’t just sit and post an article anymore, as you need to add a block first. Then another block for another text and so on.
In addition, Gutenberg has conflicts with some other plugins and themes. Errors pop up. For example, we know that one of the blocks had conflicts with Yoast SEO. It caused multiple errors, so Gutenberg just disabled the SEO feature.
Soon, other bugs appeared, and one of them was associated with the updates.
Then Gutenberg crashes, and the text disappears. The conclusion is pretty obvious: this is a raw product; developers should better test it in order to provide a good tool. It was promised that next releases were going to fix it. Meanwhile, users have two more years to get back to old WordPress editor – TinyMCE and use it.
How To Disable Gutenberg And Get Back Old WordPress Editor
We’ve decided not to hurry with studying Gutenberg and wait for new releases. While developers are busy trying to make everyone happy, we are posting a step-by-step guide on how to disable Gutenberg and get back old WordPress editor. However, keep in mind that the old editor is available for 2-3 upcoming years only.
So let’s start with downloading and installing the Classic Editor plugin. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s how to do it: Plugins => Add new => search for Classic Editor.
Create a new post and check if everything works correctly. The interface should go back to this:
WordPress releases regular core updates with vulnerability patches and fixed bugs. However, a new content editor – Gutenberg has been in-built in WordPress since version 5. Many users didn’t like and wanted to get back old WordPress editor. The solution is simple – install the Classic Editor plugin and get your favorite TinyMCE back. Follow our guides to disable Gutenberg and roll back to the old editor.