Classic Editor is an official free WordPress plugin, and will be fully supported and maintained by WordPress team.
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.
By default, this plugin hides all functionality available in the new Block Editor (“Gutenberg”).
How to install the Classic Editor WordPress plugin
Once you have logged in to your WordPress dashboard, click Plugins, then Add New.
If the Classic Plugin is not already listed directly under the Featured tab, search for it, then click Install Now.
Once the plugin is installed, click Activate.
And you’re done!
Now, when adding or editing your WordPress content, you can go ahead and continue working with the classic WYSIWYG editor as before.
The Gutenberg editor, seem like too much confusing & not soo friendly to use. The fact that millions have already reverted back to the old editor installing the classic editor plugin and many aren’t yet ready for the new Gutenberg experience. For many users, their existing themes and plugins might not have been compatible with the latest blocks based version and thus they might have switched back to maintain the compatibility.