In WordPress how to EASILY Use Classic Editor over their garbage new Gutenberg Editor!

It took me 30 minutes, and lots of surfing and viewing unhelpful youtube videos till I found a simple way to get back to the Classic editor screen.

First all the hacks about installing the classic plugin do not work, because you now have to PAY to install plugins. That is a big no-no for me.

So how do you get back to classic editing, without having to pay to install the classic plugin?

All of you need to THANK— Writer Extraordinaire, Derrick Ferguson, for you being able to view these easy steps!!!

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Okay, on to the tip.

To avoid wordpress’ default AWFUL editor and get back to the old classic editor FOR FREE, at the time of this writing, you can do the following:




When you login to your site on the left hand menu bar, under MY SITE, select WP ADMIN.


That will then bring up the above looking screen. Select ALL POSTS.



At the top of the page that comes up you will see POSTS: ADD NEW. Use the drop down menu and switch it from BLOCK to CLASSIC EDITOR. TADA!!! You now can use the functional and much easier to use CLASSIC EDITOR!!!  Hair Pulling and Gnashing of teeth averted.


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