Using the classic editor in WordPress without installing an add-in

I know I’m not the only one who prefers the classic editor to the block editor. Here is how to get to it still – thanks Darren!


WordPress’s interface is a bit of a moving target. As of now — April 2021 — they seem to have made it a little harder to get at the classic editor, which is a shame because it is a lot easier to use than any of the editors that have come since. The newer ones hide useful tools behind menus that appear and disappear, create a lot of extra cruft in the underlying HTML and are generally less flexible and straightforward. I assume it is a tactic to push people into paid plans. Every time I google ‘get back the classic editor in wordpress’ (or similar) I get directed to an add-in that I can only use of I have a paid plan.

You can’t blame a business for wanting to make money, I guess.

Anyway, as of now, you can still do this:

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9 responses to “Using the classic editor in WordPress without installing an add-in

  1. Thank you for posting a link to this excellent review of the Classic Editor. Bookmarking it now.
    I/we are familiar with most of it. But I found a few things that I said, “Aha! I didn’t know that!”
    (well maybe a lot of things)
    And even if I never use some of the options, it still is fun to fiddle around with them. 🙂

  2. I use only the classic editor.

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