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A very simple plugin to disable the Block Editor (formerly known as Gutenberg) and restore the classic WordPress editing experience.
There are no settings. If Guten-bye is active, the Block Editor will be disabled for all registered post types and the original
“Classic” editor will be used in its place.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/gutenbye directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly. Optionally, you can also use WP-CLI.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. That’s it! Guten-bye!


Why should I install this plugin?

The Block Editor/Gutenberg has a poor user experience, unpolished UI, gaping accesibility issues, and breaks compatibility with
a number of plugins and themes.


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