Disable Gutenberg

Disable Gutenberg

Disable Gutenberg Editor and replace with Classic Editor. Selectively disable for posts, pages, roles, post…

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Peer Comparison

# Plugin WPMeta Score Users Rating
1Classic Editor4.15,000,000+5
2Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg3.7200,000+4.9
3Disable Gutenberg3.4400,000+5
4Classic Editor Addon1.630,000+4.9
5Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg1.38,000+5
6No Gutenberg1.210,000+5
7Maps Block for Gutenberg powered by Google Maps1.12,000+5


This plugin disables the new Gutenberg Editor and replaces it with the Classic Editor. You can disable Gutenberg completely, or selectively disable for posts, pages, roles, post types, and theme templates. Plus you can hide the Gutenberg nag, menu item, and more!

The Disable Gutenberg plugin restores the classic (original) WordPress editor and the “Edit Post” screen. So you can continue using plugins and theme functions that extend the Classic Editor. Supports awesome features like Meta Boxes, Quicktags, Custom Fields, and everything else the Classic Editor can do.


  • Disable Gutenberg completely (all post types)
  • Disable Gutenberg for any post type
  • Disable Gutenberg for any user role
  • NEW: Disable Gutenberg for any theme template
  • NEW: Disable Gutenberg for any post/page IDs
  • Disable Gutenberg admin notice (nag)
  • Option to hide the plugin menu item
  • NEW: Option to hide the Gutenberg plugin menu item (settings link)

Fully configurable, enable or disable Gutenberg and restore the Classic Editor wherever is necessary.

Automatically replaces Gutenberg with the Classic Editor.


  • Super simple
  • Clean, secure code
  • Built with the WordPress API
  • Lightweight, fast and flexible
  • Regularly updated and “future proof”
  • Works great with other WordPress plugins
  • Plugin options configurable via settings screen
  • Focused on flexibility, performance, and security
  • One-click restore plugin default options
  • Translation ready

Plus, unlike similar plugins, Disable Gutenberg does NOT add extra Gutenberg options to the WordPress “Writing” settings.

Super light & fast plugin, super easy on server resources!


Gutenberg is a useful editor but sometimes you want to disable it for specific posts, pages, user roles, post types, or theme templates. Disable Gutenberg enables you to disable Gutenberg and replace it with the Classic Editor wherever you want. For example, lots of WordPress users already enjoy robust page-building functionality via one of the many great plugins like Composer or Elementor. So many options, no need to feel “locked in” to using Gutenberg!

The Disable Gutenberg plugin is targeted at everyone who is not ready for the major changes brought by Gutenberg. Install Disable Gutenberg NOW to be ready for when Gutenberg is finally merged into core and released to the public (likely in WP 5.0). That way, your users and clients will experience the same awesome UX as before ?


This plugin does not collect any user data. So it does not do anything to make your site less compliant with GDPR. I have done my best to ensure that this plugin is 100% GDPR compliant, but I’m not a lawyer so can’t guarantee anything. To determine if your site is GDPR compliant, please consult an attorney.

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