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Gutenberg alternative - the WP Classic plugin

Looks as though the WordPress Gutenberg major update is going to be incorporated with the next release of WordPress, so GigaRocket members who are WordPress enthusiasts should probably decide how they are going to deal with this upgrade.

Fortunately WordPress has given all of us an "out" by providing an option - the WP Classic Plugin. The plugin is available in all of the WP Dashboards as an alternative to the Gutenberg update. So all of those who are worried that the Gutenberg update may conflict with their themes or plugins, should install this new plugin as soon as they can.

In the meanwhile it may also be a good idea to play with the new Gutenberg update. To this end WordPress has included a link to a Gutenberg plugin so one can get a feel for it. I played a little with it this afternoon, and it doesn't look like a big deal at all. Only problem of course is when it should conflict with a theme that is heavy on web building configuration. Think I'll check feedback from other users first before I take the plunge for future upgrades of WordPress. Probably good to be cautious and to put version updates on manual for now.

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Update: Looks as though Gutenberg will be introduced with the next WordPress upgrade that is due for 19 November. Gutenberg represents a complete makeover of the WordPress editing tool and new way of editing posts and pages. For themes that have added framework or editing tools, there is a very good chance that the theme may conflict with Gutenberg. In this event, WordPress has provided an "out" which is the WP Classic Plugin that will tell WordPress to ignore Gutenberg and to use the classic WordPress tools.

Already there are forks of wordpress without Gutenerg -
(12-08-2018, 05:25 PM)binil Wrote: Already there are forks of wordpress without Gutenerg -
True. However I'd stick with forks that are listed with the Website, as at least those have been audited for security.

I picked up on two editor plugins at One has been contributed by the WordPress Developers themselves where one can choose to use either Gutenberg or the Classical Editor for any post or page. There are settings included to change from the one to the other.

And then there's another plugin that was developed by a non-WordPress author (however listed with where the settings have been removed in the plugin so that one only has a choice of the Classic Editor. The latter plugin is designed for those sites where there is a big conflict between the two editors, and one doesn't want a mistake to happen to have Gutenberg by accident.

There are a few more ways to disable Gutenberg or selectively enable Gutenberg if you prefer. I haven't tested them yet, so I can't say how effective they are, but it's at least good that we have options on how to disable or selectively enable it if we so choose.
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