Since I talked about not doing it, it only seems right to bring it up again now that it’s been done.
Yes, we’ve made the switch to WordPress 5, but no, we’re not using the new editor. I haven’t heard anything more about progress on the accessibility front, but what I have heard are several recommendations for the classic editor. So since it’s generally good to be on the latest and greatest from a security and plugin compatibility standpoint when possible, I thought we’d give it a go.
So far I’ve only written one post with it not including this one, and it appears to be working exactly as it should. In fact, had I not been the one pushing the buttons, I likely wouldn’t have even realized we’d upgraded.
If you’re running a WordPress site of your own and want to join us and the other 3 million plus people doing things this way, here’s the Classic Editor. Be sure you have it activated before updating.
Classic Editor is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress editor and the “Edit Post” screen. It makes it possible to use plugins that extend that screen, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor.
Classic Editor is an official WordPress plugin, and will be fully supported and maintained until at least 2022, or as long as is necessary.
By default, this plugin hides all functionality available in the new Block Editor (“Gutenberg”).