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Simply Disable Gutenberg Classic Editor


Simply Disable Gutenberg plugin will help you to disable gutenberg editor. It will disable Gutenberg editor completely and as soon as the plugin is activated you will be switched to classic wordpress editor. The plugin can hide the Gutenberg nag, menu item, and more. You don’t have to set up any settings or make modifications to your theme or CMS core, simply activate the plugin and you will be switched to classic WordPress editor and Gutenberg will be disabled.

If you decide to switch back to Gutenberg, you can simply deactivate our plugin, no settings or modifications required.

What does this plugin do?:

  • Disables totally the Gutenberg Editor
  • Shows and use by default the WordPress Classic Editor
  • Disables the WP 4.9.8 “Try Gutenberg” callout Dashboard widget

No settings or modifications required. Just install & activate the plugin and you all set.

Plugin Requirements

  • This plugin requires WordPress 4.9 or greater with the Gutenberg Plugin installed and activated (for testing purposes) or WordPress 5.0 or greater
  • This plugin requires PHP 5.6 or greater


  1. Go to your WP Dashboard > Plugins and search for ‘simply gutenberg’ or…
  2. Download the plugin from WP repository.
  3. Unarchive and Upload the plugin folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


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Contributors & Developers

“Simply Disable Gutenberg Classic Editor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.