Recently WordPress came out with an update to the default editor that has been in place since WordPress started back in 2003. This is rather controversial because it displaces the page builders that many have been using for years to enhance the capabilities and functionality inside the open-source website building software.
For some reason, the team of developers that work on the project decided to make their own editor now instead of three or four years ago when editors first began to get popular. The new default editor is called Gutenberg and many of you might be here to find out how to turn off Gutenberg.
When the update was first rolled out, it came as an option allowing the user to choose whether to upgrade into Gutenberg or stay with the current default editor. Now with the latest update it forces the new editor and removes any page builder that may be in place.
This has caused great frustration an outrage across those who work with the software. This article is about a quick fix solution on how to turn off Gutenberg. The plugin Disable Gutenberg works great and simply works right after downloading from the market and activating. Going back to check the pages after installing will show the default page builder.
Popular page builders such as Visual Composer are other popular platforms like WPbakery will be disabled after updating the core WordPress software. This may cause confusion when opening a page to edit it. This is the best work around until they update this issue. Share any thoughts you have on the new editor below in the comments!