Much of the WordPress community is not ready for the new Gutenberg WordPress editor, which is now the default in WordPress 5.0. WordPress 5.0 was released on December 6, 2018.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re excited about Gutenberg and think it could have a very positive long-term impact on the CMS as a whole. We recommend that users try it now and test it in a staging environment. Depending on your site, you may not have any problems at all. In fact, many people have fallen in love with the new editor. However, it cannot be ignored that many of you are not ready.
Developers are still testing and updating (or worse, they haven’t even started) their plugins, themes, and page builders. So you may just need to disable the Gutenberg WordPress editor until you have time to test everything properly. This is usually not during the holidays. Or maybe you want to wait for a more stable release. We also have to admit that this version looks rushed.
Not ready to use the Gutenberg #WordPress editor? 🤔 See how to restore the classic editor with code.
You can disable the Gutenberg Editor with code. Simply add the following to your
add_filter('use_block_editor_for_post', '__return_false', 10);