The Gutenberg editor has introduced many useful features to make editing of a WordPress website so much easier. The problem is that Gutenberg has technical glitches…
Should you be experiencing difficulties with your new Gutenberg editor (version 5.0 and up) go back to the Classic editor.
Go to your Admin Area > Plugins > Add New > search for ‘Classic Editor’ > Install Now > Activate
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And that’s it. You now have your Classic Editor back.
A word of caution: changing from Gutenberg to the Classic editor may mess up your photo Gallery(ies). You may have to create a new Gallery/ Galleries.
Which editors may I using? On my main website https://www.wordpresstrainingjohannesburg.com/ I have reverted back to the Classic editor. On my hobby website I am going to continue using the Gutenberg editor. New features are being added all the time to the Gutenberg editor and the technical glitches that many users are currently experiencing with Gutenberg will hopefully, in the not too distant future, be resolved.
WordPress announced that whilst new features are being added to Gutenberg on an ongoing basis, they will continue to support the Classic Editor until 2021.