I’m now using WordPress Classic Editor

A few years ago, WordPress made changes to the admin control panel. I wasn’t liking the change at all and resorted to other mediums to occasionally publish my thoughts, crafts, food exploration. Yesterday, I wondered, “If I hate the current layout, I bet others do also.” I searched and found the Classic Editor for WordPress. It’s maintained by the WordPress team. According to the download page, over 5 million have installed it. You can download Classic Editor here. I now need to install it on all my WordPress websites.

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.

Classic Editor is an official WordPress plugin, and will be fully supported and maintained until at least 2022, or as long as is necessary.

At a glance, this plugin adds the following:

  • Administrators can select the default editor for all users.
  • Administrators can allow users to change their default editor.
  • When allowed, the users can choose which editor to use for each post.
  • Each post opens in the last editor used regardless of who edited it last. This is important for maintaining a consistent experience when editing content.

In addition, the Classic Editor plugin includes several filters that let other plugins control the settings, and the editor choice per post and per post type.


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