You have just updated WordPress and you discover with amazement the new article editor? Do not panic: you can reactivate the old editor.
Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor
WordPress has decided to totally rethink how to create articles. The new interface is very refined and you need to add blocks when you design your articles: paragraph, image, title, etc. New users will probably appreciate this editor but if you use WordPress for several years, there is enough to be confused … The developers have understood: they designed a plugin to recover the old WordPress editor!
Get the old version of the WordPress editor
You can download Classic Editor from the WordPress website. The principle is simple: as soon as the plugin is activated, you will recover the old editor of WordPress. And good news: it will be maintained until 2022.
Some parameters are integrated in this plugin to recover the old version of the WordPress editor. Admins can choose who the classic publisher applies to, and they can allow users to enable the old publisher. There are options to enable or disable the classic editor depending on the types of posts.
A popular plugin for WordPress users
This plugin is compatible from WordPress 4.9, so you can activate it before installing WordPress 5.0. Note that it is highly rated (5 stars) and that more than 700 000 people have already installed, so you can install it safely. This plugin to reactivate the old version of the WordPress editor responds to a real problem, many users are disturbed by Gutenberg!