To use the Classic Editor with WordPress 5.0 and later versions, you need to install and activate the Classic Editor plugin. Here’s how:
- Log in to your WordPress admin dashboard.
- Navigate to “Plugins” > “Add New” in the left sidebar menu.
- In the search bar, type “Classic Editor” and press Enter.
- Find the “Classic Editor” plugin by WordPress Contributors in the search results.
- Click the “Install Now” button to install the plugin.
- After the installation is complete, click the “Activate” button to activate the plugin.
Now, the Classic Editor will replace the default Gutenberg block editor when editing posts and pages.
To configure the Classic Editor settings:
- Navigate to “Settings” > “Writing” in the left sidebar menu.
- Under “Classic editor settings,” you can choose the default editor for all users (“Classic Editor” or “Block Editor”) and whether to allow users to switch between editors.
- Save the changes by clicking the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page.
Now, you have the Classic Editor set up and configured for your WordPress 5.0+ site.
Remember to always backup your files and database before making any changes, and test your changes on a staging site or local development environment before applying them to your live site.