WordPress 5.0 - Classic Editor Plugin

WordPress 5.0 is here!

The good news is that WordPress 5.0 is here. The bad news is that the new Guetenburg editor may break your editor. Fortunately, there is an easy fix.

Along with the release of WordPress 5.0, a new plugin, the Classic Editor Plugin was also released. Here's a description of the Classic Editor Plugin from the WordPress Plugin Repository:

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. By default, this plugin hides all functionality available in the new Block Editor (“Gutenberg”).

For more details, see the Classic Plugin page in the WordPress Plugin Repository:


Installing the Classic Editor Plugin

  1. To install the Classic Editor Plugin, log in to your WordPress Administrative interface:

  2. After logging in, navigate to the Plugins page and click on Add New.
  3. Locate the Classic Editor and click on Install Now.
  4. Next, click on Activate.
  5. Done!

With the Classic Editor plugin installed, your WordPress theme editor should now be functional.

Support Request

If you should need additional assistance submit a Support Request here:


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