Experience the Classic WordPress Editor
Have you heard of the WordPress editor? It’s a powerful tool that bloggers use to create powerful blog posts and pages. However, with the Gutenberg editor – a.k.a the block editor – making rounds, it’s like the old WordPress editor has been left in the dust. If you prefer the classic editor, you’re in luck. Because in this article, we will show you how to use the old WordPress editor to its fullest, and create excellent posts that will keep your readers engaged.
Discovering the Classic WordPress Editor
The old WordPress editor has been around for years, and is still available for those who love its simple interface. With this editor, you can create a post, format text, add images, videos, and even HTML code. The best part is that you can still access it easily as long as you install a plugin.
Installing the Classic Editor Plugin
Installing the Classic Editor plugin is easy, and requires the following steps:
- Log into your WordPress site
- Click on Plugins > Add New
- Search for “Classic Editor” or go to the following link https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-editor/
- Click “Install Now” then “Activate.”
Once you’ve followed the steps above and activated the Classic Editor plugin, you will access the old WordPress editor with ease
How to Use the Classic WordPress Editor
Using the old WordPress editor is straightforward and simple, especially if you know your way around WordPress. Follow the steps below to create a post using the old WordPress editor:
- Log into your WordPress dashboard
- Click on Posts > Add New
- On the editor page, you’ll see two tabs: Visual and Text. The Visual tab is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, which means you can format your post without needing to know any code. The Text tab, on the other hand, is an HTML editor. You can use this tab to enter code or text and images.
- Enter your post title in the title field.
- In the editor field, enter your post content.
- Use the formatting tools in the toolbar to format your content. You can format the text using the Bold, Italic and Underline buttons. You can also add headings, bulleted or numbered lists, blockquotes, links, and more
- To add an image, place your cursor where you want the image to appear and click on the Add Media button. Select the image from your media library or upload a new one.
- Use the Categories and Tags section to organize your post
- Once you’re done creating your post, click on the Publish button to publish it on your site.
Customizing Your Editor Options
The old WordPress editor offers customization options that allow you to tailor your editing experience to your needs. Some of the options you can customize include:
- Default editor: The editor mode you would like to use as your default. For instance, you can select the Text editor as your default editor.
- Formatting options: Customize the available options for formatting your text.
- Enable or disable post revisions: Post revisions are an essential feature of WordPress that enable you to go back to a previous version of your post if you make a mistake.
- Disable the visual editor: If you prefer to use the HTML editor exclusively, you can disable the Visual editor.
To access these customization options, go to your WordPress dashboard and click on Settings > Writing.
The classic WordPress editor is still a formidable tool for creating blog posts and pages. It’s simple, easy to use, and ideal for beginners. It offers features such as the ability to format text, add images and videos, and even write HTML code. For those who prefer using a classic editor, the plugin will ensure your editing experience remains hassle-free. By customizing your editing options, you can tailor the old WordPress editor to best suit your needs.
So, whether you’re new to blogging or an experienced blogger, take advantage of the old WordPress editor and create amazing content that engages your audience.