Disable Gutenberg in WordPress

Gutenberg, the “liberal page builder” of WordPress, which has been developed for several years. A drag and drop editor that was developed to compete with pagebuilders like DIVI, ELEMENTOR, FLATSOME and others.

Unfortunately, the developers of WordPress (Automatics) have put very little emphasis on usability and the user interface (English User Interface, AI) during the development.

The use of Gutenberg compared to other page builders and CMS system looks old-fashioned, stunted and not very user-friendly. Yes it looks more like a frontal accident with total loss, than a solid page builder.

To be honest Gutenberg was so bad from the beginning that it was unusable. Even if since then some useful changes have been made, one can still say that Gutenberg is a pure mis-development. The development makes a lot of sense from the point of view of WordPress, but the implementation of Gutenberg (and also the name) is and was doomed to failure from the beginning.

Every modern page builder is worlds ahead of Gutenberg, which is why the clear recommendation to deactivate Gutenberg and use the classic editor or one of the really professional Page builder. It will save you time and effort.

Deactivate Gutenberg via code

You simply paste this code into the function.php of your child theme via the theme editor, and the old editor is restored.

// -------------------------------------------------------------------------
// -------------------------------------------------------------------------
add_filter('use_block_editor_for_post', '__return_false', 10);
add_filter('use_widgets_block_editor', '__return_false' );

Disable via WordPress Plugin

With this plugin you can disable Gutenberg directly. The advantage is that you can quickly switch back and forth between the editors, also the plugin offers several advantages and is very well programmed, has no bugs and does not affect the speed of the website.

Disable Gutenberg

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