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How to Switch to Block Editor and how to Switch back to Classic Editor

In this tutorial, we’re going to answer three questions:

  1. Can I use both editors at once?  (0:25 min)
  2. How do I keep the Classic editor? (0:25 min)
  3. Do I have to switch ALL posts at once? (1:30 min)
  4. If I don’t like the Block Editor, can I go back to Classic? (2:30 min)

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Transcription: How to Switch between Block Editor (WordPress 5.0) and Classic Editor

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welcome to another tutorial for
Gutenberg we’re gonna answer the

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question can I use Gutenberg and the
classic editor at the same time or can I

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switch back and forth so here’s what
it’ll look like once you are updated to

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WordPress 5.0 you’re on the latest
version of WordPress now to use the

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classic editor you’re going to need to
have the classic editor plug-in

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installed so right here you can see that
I have among a few other things the

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classic editor so you want to have that
activated next click settings this takes

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you to the writing page right here set
it default and also select whether or

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not you’re gonna allow people to switch
we’re gonna allow it and I’m gonna show

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you how to do it now when you hover here
you’ll see there’s two options and you

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can do a block like this block editor or
the classic editor and you can also see

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which one was being used when it was
built this one was the classic editor so

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let’s play with one and see what we can
do this is a post that I have this is

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the classic editor and let’s pretend
this is my first time and I’m gonna give

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Gutenberg a try go down the side if you
haven’t changed your sidebars and right

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above the featured image you will see a
switch so switch to the block editor and

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WordPress will put all of this content
into one block block like this called

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classic basically that’s the old editor
and you have everything in one block to

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change this to individual blocks click
on the three dots and click convert to

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blocks and then you get these really
cool individual blocks go over here and

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make sure that you are in the block tab
select your block and you can see all

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the different settings that you get to
do here you can use these to change the

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blocks add them save them all kinds of
things but the first time you open a

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brand
new post it will say classic editor you

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just use the three dots like here and it
will say convert to blocks make sure you

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click that and you have some fun blocks
to work with now that we’ve saved our

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post as a block post it’ll say block
editor right here now the question is

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can I go back and forth you can
absolutely do that just click on it

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you’ll get your regular editor and you
can make any changes you like

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