Klassieke Skryfpaneel


Classic Editor is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress editor and the “Edit Post” screen. It makes it possible to use plugins that extend that screen, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor.

Classic Editor is an official WordPress plugin, and will be fully supported and maintained until at least 2022, or as long as is necessary.

Oorsigtelik voeg die plugin die volgende by:

  • Administrateurs kan die standaard skryfpaneel vir alle gebruikers stel.
  • Administrateurs kan gebruikers toelaat om hul standaard skryfpaneel te verander.
  • Wanneer toegelaat, kan gebruikers kies watter skryfpaneel om te gebruik vir elke artikel.
  • Elke artikel maak oop in die laaste skryfpaneel gebruik, maak nie saak wie dit laaste gewysig het nie. Hierdie is belangrik ten einde ‘n gelykmatige ervaring te verseker met wysiging van inhoud.

In addition, the Classic Editor plugin includes several filters that let other plugins control the settings, and the editor choice per post and per post type.

By default, this plugin hides all functionality available in the new Block Editor (“Gutenberg”).


  • Administrateurverstellings of die Verstellings -> Skryf skerm.
  • Gebruikerverstellings op die Profielskerm. Sigbaar wanneer gebruikers toegelaat word om skryfpanele te wissel.
  • "Aksie skakels" om 'n alternatiewe skryfpaneel te kies. Sigbaar wanneer gebruikers toegelaat word om skryfpanele te wissel.
  • Skakel om te wissel na die Blokskryfpaneel terwyl 'n artikel in die Klassieke Skryfpaneel gewysig word. Sigbaar wanneer gebruikers toegelaat word om skryfpanele te wissel.
  • Skakel om te wissel na die Klassieke Skryfpaneel terwyl 'n artikel in die Blokskryfpaneel gewysig word. Sigbaar wanneer gebruikers toegelaat word om skryfpanele te wissel.
  • Network settings to select the default editor for the network and allow site admins to change it.
  • The "Switch to Klassieke Skryfpaneel" link.


Default settings

When activated this plugin will restore the previous (“classic”) WordPress editor and hide the new Block Editor (“Gutenberg”).
These settings can be changed at the Settings => Writing screen.

Default settings for network installation

There are two options:

  • When network-activated this plugin will set the Classic Editor as default and prevent site administrators and users from changing editors.
    The settings can be changed and default network-wide editor can be selected on the Network Settings screen.
  • When not network-activated each site administrator will be able to activate the plugin and choose options for their users.
Cannot find the “Switch to Classic Editor” link

It is in the main Block Editor menu, see this screenshot.


Oktober 19, 2019
I don't know why WP introduced Gutenberg, I just created my WP.org account to appreciate this awesome plugin.
Oktober 15, 2019
Bring back the classic editor as the default. Thankfully somebody developed this little life saver!
Oktober 14, 2019
This Plugin is really good for those who had difficulties with this new Gutenberg interface, who knows why it was implemented in WordPress. However, despite being a very good alternative, it has a serious problem with inserting highlighted images in the posts. I hope the developers pay attention to this, because every time I need to insert an image, I have to disable the plugin to be able to post it. Apparently, it wasn't just me who noticed this problem. But it is an application that I recommend. However, it has this flaw that kills all the "magic" it provides.
Oktober 10, 2019
The Classic Editor is so much easier to use than the new default editor Gutenberg. Whether you're a developer and need to write custom plugins or you're an end-user who is familiar with using MS Word or Google Docs, this is for you. It is simple to use, quick to learn, and easy to expand. After struggling with Gutenberg a few times, all of the WordPress based websites I build have this plugin installed by default. This way the customers can update their own sites with very little training and I don't have to wrestle with the editor performing content updates for them myself. The Classic Editor (tinyMCE) should be the default editor again.
Oktober 9, 2019
The classic editor is much better than Gutenberg! I'm also experimenting with other plugins like "disable gutenberg", "wp downgrader" as my theme has the best block editor I've ever found built right in (Divi). Also started playing with classicpress, (the WordPress fork of version 4.9.x) and it's working (and listening to its users) like I would expect WordPress to do. If you can use MS word, you can use the classic editor!
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Contributors & Developers

“Klassieke Skryfpaneel” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Updated for WordPress 5.2 and Gutenberg 5.3+.
  • Enhanced and fixed the “open posts in the last editor used to edit them” logic.
  • Fixed adding post state so it can easily be accessed from other plugins.


  • On network installations removed the restriction for only network activation.
  • Added support for network administrators to choose the default network-wide editor.
  • Fixed the settings link in the warning on network About screen.
  • Properly added the “Switch to Classic Editor” menu item to the Block Editor menu.


  • Fixed removal of the “Try Gutenberg” dashboard widget.
  • Fixed condition for displaying of the after upgrade notice on the “What’s New” screen. Shown when the Classic Editor is selected and users cannot switch editors.


  • Fixed switching editors from the Add New (post) screen before a draft post is saved.
  • Fixed typo that was appending the edit URL to the classic-editor query var.
  • Changed detecting of WordPress 5.0 to not use version check. Fixes a bug when testing 5.1-alpha.
  • Changed the default value of the option to allow users to switch editors to false.
  • Added disabling of the Gutenberg plugin and lowered the required WordPress version to 4.9.
  • Added classic_editor_network_default_settings filter.


‘n Fout herstel waar dit kan probeer om die Blokskryfpaneel te laai vir artikeltipes wat nie die skryfpaneel ondersteun nie, waar gebruikers toegelaat word om tussen skryfpanele te wissel.


  • Updated for WordPress 5.0.
  • Changed all “Gutenberg” names/references to “Block Editor”.
  • Refreshed the settings UI.
  • Removed disabling of the Gutenberg plugin. This was added for testing in WordPress 4.9. Users who want to continue following the development of Gutenberg in WordPress 5.0 and beyond will not need another plugin to disable it.
  • Added support for per-user settings of default editor.
  • Added support for admins to set the default editor for the site.
  • Added support for admins to allow users to change their default editor.
  • Added support for network admins to prevent site admins from changing the default settings.
  • Added support to store the last editor used for each post and open it next time. Enabled when users can choose default editor.
  • Added “post editor state” in the listing of posts on the Posts screen. Shows the editor that will be opened for the post. Enabled when users can choose default editor.
  • Added classic_editor_enabled_editors_for_post and classic_editor_enabled_editors_for_post_type filters. Can be used by other plugins to control or override the editor used for a particular post of post type.
  • Added classic_editor_plugin_settings filter. Can be used by other plugins to override the settings and disable the settings UI.


  • Updated for Gutenberg 4.1 and WordPress 5.0-beta1.
  • Removed some functionality that now exists in Gutenberg.
  • Fixed redirecting back to the Classic Editor after looking at post revisions.


  • Fixed removing of the “Try Gutenberg” call-out when the Gutenberg plugin is not activated.
  • Fixed to always show the settings and the settings link in the plugins list table.
  • Updated the readme text.


  • Updated the option from a checkbox to couple of radio buttons, seems clearer. Thanks to @designsimply for the label text suggestions.
  • Some general updates and cleanup.


  • Update for Gutenberg 1.9.
  • Remove warning and automatic deactivation when Gutenberg is not active.


Aanvanklike vrystelling.