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Much too the dismay of WordPress developers many people do not like the new Gutenburg editor, if you are one of these people there are two options:

  1. Install WordPress plugins
  2. Add code to your functions.php file

What is the difference?

Plugins slow your site down and if you are considering this as an option then you probably have far to many plugins already, you need to add two plugins to make this work. To add code to your WordPress site which will remove the Gutenburg editor leaving you the old Classic editor, make sure you are using a child theme.

From the Appearance menu, select Theme Editor, there you will see the “Select theme to edit”, choose the theme you are using and click on functions.php and in the add the following code

// Remove Gutenburg
add_filter('use_block_editor_for_post', '__return_false');