Do you want to switch between WordPress Classic Editor and Gutenberg Block Editor? Then you have come to the right place.
Switching from classic editor to Gutenberg editor is easy and can be done by using a plugin called Classic Editor. Now before diving deep into how to set up this plugin. So, let’s just understand some of the benefits of the block editor.
Block Editor Advantages
The block editor is the new WordPress block-based content editor which was introduced in WordPress 5.0. The default editor is a classic editor. There are a lot of reasons why the WordPress team decided to add Gutenberg editor in the core, some of them are given below:
If you have used them both then you already know that the classic editor is way different than the block editor (Gutenberg) with its design and interface. This block editor is expected to replace the classic editor and hence has become a hot topic among WordPress users and developers alike.
- You must be wondering why would I want to use the Gutenberg editor instead of the classic WordPress editor. You must be thinking that Gutenberg is messy and difficult to work with. Actually, it’s not! It is now easier than ever to create beautiful blog posts and pages on WordPress.
- The block editor has a modern interface that allows you to focus more on the content and less on the design, making it simple for both beginners and experts to create stunning content.
- It makes everything easier for creating content, more efficient, and uses block systems to make the tasks easier.
- Blocks also allow you to add formatting like bolding or italics on the go. They are available in the left sidebar for easy access, and you can even drag them around, change their order, and remove them if needed.
- Not just creating content and publishing them, the block editor is more like a page builder like Adobe XD, Divi with a drag and drop facility. It helps you in designing your page in a proper manner with inbuilt theme blocks.
Now let’s discuss how to switch between Gutenberg and Classic Editor on the same website.
How to switch between Classic Editor to Block Editor
So, if you want to switch between Classic Editor and Block Editor then first you will need to install the Classic Editor plugin from the WordPress repository. The free Classic Editor plugin created and maintained by the WordPress core team, and other contributors.
Once you install and activate this plugin, then go to its settings page. Where you will find the various options like Default Post Category, Default Post Format, Default editor for all users, Allow users to switch editors, and more.
You must change the default editor for all users to ‘Block editor’ here. Change the below option to ‘Yes’ if you want other users with different user roles to be able to switch between the classic editor and block editor. After you’ve made your adjustments, save them.
You’ll notice it now if you look at the pages or posts area. Because of the Classic Editor plugin, both the block editor and the classic editor will be available. If you choose the block editor or classic editor, you will be taken to the editor interface of your selection.
Furthermore, while in the block editor, you can simply move back to the classic editor by clicking the right three-dot menu and selecting the Switch to classic editor option.
You will have the ability to use the editors if you work on both of them. You can then become acquainted with the block editor. And you will gradually discover that the block editor is far more enjoyable and successful in terms of content creation.
You can check the compatibility of the block editor with other plugins while using it. You may learn more about how the SEO plugin works, as well as how the social sharing plugins work.
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