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#49486 closed feature request (wontfix)

Classic Editor as part of Core WordPress functionality

Reported by: guddu1315 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: Editor Keywords: close
Focuses: administration Cc:



Can we please add the Classic Editor plugin as a part of WordPress Core?

The reason is that there are a lot of people that still use Classic Editor or any other editor other than Gutenberg. In such a case, it would be a lot easier if a user can switch to Classic Editor without adding a plugin. Because every time someone sets up the new WordPress he/she has to add the plugin to switch the Classic Editor.

As Gutenberg and Classic Editor both are part of WordPress core.

So to enable/disable a Core WordPress functionality, it does not make sense to me to install a plugin. I feel it should be a part of Core WordPress. It will make the user's life easier.


Change History (4)

#1 @audrasjb
19 months ago

  • Keywords close added
  • Version 5.3.2 deleted


Classic Editor is still a Core functionality. It is natively used for posts types that doesn't support the block editor.
Concerning giving choice of using the Block Editor or the Classic Editor, this was already discussed (a lot) before and the conclusion is that installing Classic Editor plugin is the only officially supported way to give users the choice of using the Block Editor or not.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
19 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor

#4 @noisysocks
10 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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