New Kid on the Block(s)..?

I’ve been testing out the new Gutenberg method of using ‘blocks’ in WordPress

WordPress have been updating all their sites to Gutenberg.  You may have noticed..!

I did update but kept my options open.

On another website of mine I kept the Classic Editor as default just to keep both as a comparison.


My verdict after 2 weeks using the new editor:

  • Okay if you’re new to WP
  • Good to have both – easy to switch via plugins
  • Knowing some html is better with Classic
  • Formatting text in GB is a nightmare
  • Manipulating images in GB is awkward
  • Need to know Gutenberg if you’re teaching WP
  • More to follow…


To revert back to the Classic Editor if you’ve been ‘blocked’…

  • Go to Plug-ins
  • Search for ‘Classic Editor
  • WP version only!
  • Install – then Activate
  • If Gutenberg is a plug-in – deactivate it.
  • Test by creating new page/post
  • If still on GB, log-out, clear cookies/cache etc.
  • Rinse and repeat

That should do it.


Some more info (but ‘block’ them too)..!




The new Gutenberg editing experience


The All-New WordPress Editor


Toyah · January 16, 2019 at 12:18 am

Took me a while to adjust. Very different style. Like going from Word to Publisher.

Gráinne · January 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Seems quite interesting.

Charlotte · January 25, 2019 at 2:16 pm

Thanks for the review and I agree with you. Installed the classic editor plugin because those blocks drive me nuts.

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