Gutenberg Options

Gutenberg Options is a plugin that gives the ability to turn off all or some of Gutenberg options, reverting to classic editor – where needed. Gutenberg (Gutenberg Blocks / Gutenberg Editor) replaced the Classic Editor but there may be times you wish to use the classic editor. Disable Gutenberg Blocks completely, or choose to disable for widgets, posts or pages.

If you prefer the old editors or just need to do some testing, this plugin will assist you in reverting to non Gutenberg setups by replacing with the Classic Editor.

Use this plugin to restores original Edit Post screen / Widgets screen (TinyMCE, meta boxes, etc.).

For temporary changes or disable permanently: Widgets, posts or pages – you choose!


What is Gutenberg?  Gutenberg is the name of the new block-based editor which was introduced with WordPress 5 and it replaces the classic WordPress editor. With this change, multiple media types can be added and the layout is arranged with blocks in the Gutenberg editor.

WordPress introduced this editor to make it easy for non-programmers to create websites. However, there are still many people who prefer to use the Classic Editor.


Can the Classic Editor still be used?

The Classic Editor can still be used if the plugin for it is installed. But this will not always be the case, because WordPress will only support the plugin until 31 December 2021. You can also use another Editor instead of the Gutenberg Editor, if you don’t like the Gutenberg or Classic Editor.


Can the Gutenberg Editor be disabled without a plugin?

Yes, and it’s quite simple too! To disable the Gutenberg Editor, you only need one line of code, just add this line to the functions.php file:

add_filter( 'use_block_editor_for_post', '__return_false' );

Note that it’s important to add the coding to a child theme, rather than the functions file. Read more about what a child theme is.


If you only want to use the Gutenberg Editor for posts or certain pages, for example, there are solutions for this too.


Use the Gutenberg Editor for posts only

To only use the Gutenberg Editor on posts, add this code to your functions.php file:

add_filter( 'use_block_editor_for_post', 'my_disable_gutenberg', 10, 2 );

function my_disable_gutenberg( $can_edit, $post ) {
if( $post->post_type == 'post' ) {
return true;

return false;

Allow the Gutenberg Editor for pages with the “Use Gutenberg Editor” template

First you have to create a new page template with the selected name in order to use the Gutenberg Editor there.

* Template Name: Use Gutenberg Editor

require_once 'page.php';

After you created the page template, you need to add this code to the functions.php file:

add_filter( 'use_block_editor_for_post', 'my_disable_gutenberg', 10, 2 );

function my_disable_gutenberg( $can_edit, $post ) {
if( $post->post_type == 'page' &&
get_page_template_slug( $post->ID ) == 'page-gutenberg.php' ) {
return true;

return false;

How to remove Gutenberg with a plugin

There are plugins to aid with the restoration of the classic editor (removeal of Gutenberg Blocks), frequently used are:


Classic Editor

Remove Gutenberg

Disable Gutenberg

WordPress Restore and Enable Classic Widgets Plugin

Classic Widgets


The key difference to our plugin is that it give you the control needed to turn on and off the settings, when and where needed.


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