How To Use The WordPress Classic Editor Plugin

Learn how to restore the Classic WordPress editor in WordPress sites using version 5.0 or higher using the WordPress Classic Editor plugin.

How To Use The WordPress Classic Editor Plugin

WordPress Gutenberg - The Ultimate Guide For Non-Technical WordPress UsersThis tutorial is part of our WordPress Gutenberg: The Ultimate Guide For Non-Technical WordPress Users series.


On December 6, 2018, WordPress announced the release of WordPress version 5.0.

WordPress 5.0 introduced a new content editor called Gutenberg (named after Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the printing press over 500 years ago) …

WordPress 5.0 introduces the new Gutenberg content editor

(WordPress 5.0 introduced Gutenberg – the new WordPress content editor)

The Gutenberg editor replaces the pre version 5.0 content editor (now referred to as the WordPress ‘Classic’ editor …

WordPress 'Classic' Content Editor - pre WordPress 5.0

(WordPress ‘Classic’ Content Editor – pre WordPress 5.0)

If you have been using WordPress for a while and prefer to keep using the pre-WordPress 5.0 content editor (i.e. the WordPress ‘Classic’ editor), a ‘WordPress Classic Editor’ plugin has been developed by the WordPress community that restores the familiar editor to your WordPress site, replaces the new Gutenberg editor as the default content editor, and lets you keep working as you were previously.

The tutorial below shows you how to install, activate, and use the WordPress ‘Classic’ editor plugin.


If you’re new to WordPress, see these tutorials first:

How To Install The WordPress Classic Editor Plugin


As new updates and improvements are made to WordPress Gutenberg and new features are introduced to support the new direction of the platform, WordPress plans to eventually phase out the old editor.

For this reason, the plugin developers have stated that they will fully support and maintain the plugin until at least 2022 (or longer if necessary).

WordPress Classic Editor Plugin

WordPress Classic Editor Plugin

(WordPress Classic Editor Plugin)

Plugin Description

WordPress Classic Editor Plugin is the free official plugin maintained by the WordPress team to restore the pre WordPress 5.0 (‘classic’) WordPress editor and the ‘Edit Post’ screen.

This plugin also makes it possible to use plugins that:

  • Extend the ‘Edit Post’ screen,
  • Add old-style meta boxes, or
  • Depend on the previous editor.

Once installed and activated, the plugin will hide all functionality available in the new Gutenberg Block Editor.

Plugin Installation

To install the WordPress Classic Editor Plugin plugin from your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New …

WordPress Dashboard Menu: Plugins > Add New

(WordPress Dashboard Menu: Plugins > Add New)

If the plugin isn’t showing on the screen, type in “classic editor” into the Keyword search field …

Add Plugins > Classic Editor

(Add Plugins > Classic Editor)

Click on the ‘Install Now’ button …

Install the plugin

(Install the plugin)

After installing the plugin, click ‘Activate’ …

Activate the plugin

(Activate the plugin)

The plugin is now installed and activated.

Plugin Configuration

The Classic Editor plugin is ready to use as soon as it has been activated.

If you want to change the plugin’s settings, select Plugins > Installed Plugins from your dashboard menu, then locate the Classic Editor plugin and click on the ‘Settings’ link …

Classic Editor > Settings

(Classic Editor > Settings)

This will take you to the ‘Writing Settings‘ screen, where a new section will be added, allowing you to specify the ‘Default editor fo all users (‘Classic’ or ‘Block’ editors) and whether or not to allow your site users to switch editors …

WordPress Writing Settings - Editor Section

(WordPress Writing Settings – Editor Section)

Using The Plugin

Once the plugin has been installed and activated, you will see the familiar ‘Classic’ editor screen appear when you create or edit your posts or pages …

Classic Editor Screen

(Classic Editor Screen)


If you deactivate the Classic Editor plugin (go to ‘Plugins > Installed Plugins’and click on ‘Deactivate’ link) …


(Classic Editor plugin – Deactivate)

Your content editor will instantly revert to the new Gutenberg interface …

Gutenberg Content Editor screen

(Gutenberg Content Editor screen)

Congratulations! Now you know how to install, activate, and use the WordPress Classic Editor plugin.

If you need help understanding the Gutenberg content editor, we have created a comprehensive guide here:

WordPress Gutenberg - Making WordPress Easier For Non-Techies


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MalCare Security Service: One-Stop WordPress Security Solution

MalCare is a complete security solution for WordPress sites and non-techie WP users. With the Malcare plugin installed, you can keep your WordPress site secure and protected with just a few clicks.

MalCare Security Service: One-Stop WordPress Security Solution

MalCare Security Service: One-Stop WordPress Security SolutionWordPress is the world’s leading  platform for building websites and for publishing and managing content online. Over 30% of all websites in the world are powered by WordPress, making the platform a huge target for hackers and malicious users looking for vulnerabilities that they can exploit and use to compromise a website.

According to security experts, 90,978 hack attempts are made on WordPress websites every minute!

Our own security reports and logs confirm this. We run a number of WordPress sites and these are constantly under attack …

WordPress sites are constantly under attack!

(WordPress sites are constantly under attack!)

If you have created a website without proper security planning and the right WordPress security plugins installed, then it’s only a matter of time before you fall prey to hack attempts.

Find Out If Your Website Has Been Hacked

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If you suspect that your website has been hacked, then check out this tutorial:

How To Prevent Your Website From Being Hacked

To prevent your WordPress website from being hacked, you should have a web security plan in place and choose security plugins that you can trust and that are well-supported.


MalCare: One-Stop WordPress Security Solution

(MalCare: One-Stop WordPress Security Solution)

MalCare is regarded by many WordPress security experts and top WordPress plugin listicles as one of the best security solutions in the market.

MalCare is one of the best security solutions for WordPress!

(MalCare is one of the best security solutions for WordPress!)

What’s MalCare?

MalCare dashboard

(MalCare dashboard)

MalCare was built by the same company that developed BlogVault, a popular WordPress backup plugin with over 200,000 users. While working on BlogVault, they saw the need for a good security plugin and decided to build a comprehensive security solution that can detect, remove, and prevent hacking attempts.

What makes MalCare a better WordPress security plugin? First of all, this is a multidimensional solution created for non-technical users that allows you to keep your WordPress site secure with just a few clicks.

In this post, we are going to cover the following areas of using MalCare:

  • Installation and Setup
  • MalCare Dashboard
  • MalCare Scanner
  • MalCare Cleaner
  • MalCare Firewall
  • Website Hardening
  • Website Management
  • Secure Backups
  • MalCare Support

Installing MalCare

Installing and setting up MalCare requires no external help or technical assistance from experts.

Setting up MalCare and ensuring that your security plugin is running and keeping your site protected is a simple two-step process:

Step 1 – Add Your Site

First, sign up to  create an account, then log in.

After logging into the MalCare dashboard, add your site(s) to the MalCare dashboard by selecting the Add New Site button …

Add new site

(Add new site)

A field will display asking for the address of your website. Enter the URL of your site into the field and select the Next Step button …

Add a site

(Add a site)

Step 2 – Install The Plugin

You will be asked to enter your site’s admin login details. Type in the credentials to your site and MalCare will do the rest for you and begin securing your site.

Exploring The Dashboard

The MalCare dashboard provides a clean and intuitive interface that makes it easy to navigate to the various plugin sections and features.

The left-hand side of the dashboard provides one-click navigation links to help you access all the main features quickly.  The dashboard is neatly divided into five sections: Security, Management, Backup, Reporting, and White-Labelling. Below this, you will find everything you need to keep your site secure.

After performing an initial scan, your site will be marked with a security rating ranging from A to D (A is best and D is worst). The score is determined by an internal algorithm that tells you the health of your site.

Don’t be alarmed if your scan doesn’t result in an “A”. MalCare will tell you what you can do to improve the score.

There are four main features available in MalCare that you need to know about. Let’s take a deeper look at each of these features:

The Scanner

An impressive fact worth knowing is that MalCare was built after collecting data from over 240,000 websites. The scanner uses artificial intelligence to detect hard-to-find malware. MalCare scans sites at a scheduled time every day.

MalCare scanner

(MalCare scanner)

Apart from the scheduled scans, there is also a Scan Now option that lets you instantly run a scan and display the results.

Select the Scan Site option

(Select the ‘Scan Site’ option)

Scanning Technique

MalCare doesn’t just search for strings in the code to find malware. This technique is not sufficient to detect complex malware. It has a sophisticated algorithm along with AI that learns and discovers new and complex malware in your system with ease.

Reduces Load

Another reason why MalCare is impressive is that the scanning does not slow down your site. Instead, MalCare transfers your website data to its own server and runs the scan on the server.

After the scanning is done, if malware is found, the next step is to clean it.

The Cleaner

Cleaning malware is normally a time-consuming task. MalCare, however, makes this easy. The Auto Clean option is present in the Scanner section and the malware clean happens at the click of a button.

MalCare cleaner

(MalCare cleaner)

 If you are informed that your site has been hacked, all you need to do is press the button, and your website will be malware free! You will be informed of this by email and receive a notification alert on the dashboard.

No Technical Expertise Required

You don’t need technical experts to use the MalCare Cleaner. The entire cleaning process is simple and easy to follow and can be done by a non-technical person.

Thorough Malware Removal

The nature of malware programs is that even after being removed, many will try to make a comeback by finding a backdoor. MalCare was built to prevent these kinds of issues. After running the cleaner, most malware issues should be permanently resolved.


The MalCare cleaner works in a way that does not affect any part of your site while removing malware. It takes care of the files that were hacked and leaves your clean files untouched.

Many people will recommend performing a manual clean up after your site has been hacked. This kind of cleanup, however, is considered outdated. MalCare employs the latest technologies to clean a site with the click of a button!

Your site is now clean!

(Your site is now clean!)

While removing existing malware is essential, the next important step is preventing malware from infiltrating your website again.

Website Hardening

WordPress recommends certain website hardening measures to improve website security. To perform those measures, however, requires some technical knowledge. MalCare makes it easy to perform these measures. Based on the level of security required, MalCare offers three types of protection.

MalCare website hardening

(MalCare website hardening)

1. Essentials
  • Block PHP Execution in Untrusted Folders
  • Change Database Prefix
  • Disable Files Editor
2. Advanced
  • Block Plugin/Theme Installation
3. Paranoid
  • Reset all Passwords
  • Change Security Keys

MalCare performs these actions when the above security levels are enabled. Here are a few technical aspects of the website hardening feature.

Security Keys

These are stored by default on the database of the site. However, it can be dangerous as it is an easy target for hackers. With MalCare, these keys can be replaced with a new set of keys that are stronger. They are also placed in a more secure location.

PHP files

Attacks caused due to the execution of PHP files in the uploads folder are frequent, but MalCare efficiently takes care of this too!

Prevents Plugin Installations

Rogue plugins and themes are an easy way for hackers to get into your site. MalCare detects them at the initial scan itself. It will disable these installations and reduce the risk factor.

You can select your preferred security level and choose the actions to take when you navigate to the website hardening feature. The hardening feature is highly recommended even if you have not experienced hacking issues.

MalCare Firewall

MalCare Firewall is a feature enabled to fortify your website and protect it from hackers. This feature is automatically activated when a site is added to MalCare.

MalCare firewall

(MalCare firewall)

However, you can disable if you wish. MalCare filters the traffic coming from the outside world in two ways:

IP Blocking

MalCare scans more than 100,000 websites in search for bad IPs. These are the ones that are known to harm your website when they visit it. So whenever one of these IP addresses try to gain access from your site, the firewall blocks it!

MalCare traffic log

(MalCare traffic log)

Login Protection

Some hackers continuously try to gain access to your site by trying different combinations of passwords. MalCare blocks them after a few unsuccessful attempts by deploying a CAPTCHA.

This feature will make you feel a lot safer, so ensure that the firewall remains enabled all the time.

MalCare login logs

(MalCare login logs)

Integrated Backup

Backups are an essential part of website security. They are your safety net if a hacker gains access to your site and wipes out your files and data. With MalCare’s powerful backup service, your sites will remain protected and you always have access to your backups.

Website Management

MalCare has a website Management section where you can manage your dashboard, update plugins, themes, and a lot more. The site also has a feature that alerts you if your plugins are outdated!

Additionally, you can change passwords, user roles or even delete users who have access to your WordPress site.

MalCare website management

(MalCare website management)

MalCare Support

If you need support or have any questions or concerns about the features or the technology behind MalCare, you will find that the MalCare support team is very responsive and eager to share their knowledge with you.

Recommendation: Install The MalCare Plugin

The features in MalCare are simple and easy-to-use. If you own or manage multiple WordPress sites, adding these to the dashboard is just a simple ‘rinse and repeat’ process. MalCare is a robust WordPress security solution backed by a solid support team and extensive help documentation.

With MalCare’s Scanner actively looking after your WordPress sites on a daily basis, you will have peace of mind knowing that your sites will be safer.

Using the Cleaner is easy and the procedure takes only a few minutes. Use the Website Hardening feature to lock down the backend of your site(s). Malcare also provides two additional useful features for agencies, web developers, or anyone managing client websites: White-Labelling and Client Reporting.

MalCare is very reasonably priced and offers a range of options to suit your needs, depending on how many sites you need to protect and manage.

If you are a WordPress site owner, we recommend installing the MalCare security plugin and using the service as part of your regular website management and security maintenance process.

For more details, go here: MalCare – Complete WordPress Security Solution

10 Useful And Time-Saving Plugins For Elementor Page Builder

Do you use Elementor Page Builder? These 10 useful and time-saving plugins will add new functionality to your WordPress site and enhance user experience …

10 Useful And Time-Saving Plugins For Elementor Page Builder

10 Useful And Time-Saving Plugins For Elementor Page BuilderEvery business needs a website but building an online presence from scratch isn’t a simple thing. Many factors influence the website building process. The success of your business can directly depend on the effectiveness of your digital presence.

There are millions of websites on the web, so it’s vitally important that your business should try to stand out from the crowd. Some of the ways you can do this are by offering your users more advanced functionality, more engaging User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX), and more attractive overall design.

The plugins described below can help you achieve this, especially if you plan to build your website with WordPress using the Elementor Page builder.

Essential Plugins For Websites In Any Business Niche

Once you’ve set up a website with Elementor Page builder, you have access to an unlimited number of plugins to suit any type and purpose. Each of the plugins listed in this tutorial is aimed at improving a specific feature of your site:

  • Optimize your app or site for search engines.
  • Protect your online assets against spammers.
  • Improve your site’s performance and functionality.
  • Make UI more comfortable and engaging for users.
  • Boost organic traffic to your site and create additional exposure online for your products or services.
  • Protect your site from cyber attacks.
  • Reduce page load time.
  • Add social media buttons to your online platform.
  • Analyze your site’s performance.
  • Provide contact information to potential customers, and more!

Overview Of Plugins

Below are 10 essential WordPress plugins designed specifically for the Elementor Page builder:

TitleMain Features



- Smart Modules collection
- Drag-n-Drop management
- Great module design

more info



- Animated texts
- Multiple usable elements
- WooCommerce integrated

more info



- Parallax effect
- Animated tricks
- Animated particle effects

more info



- Dynamic content widgets
- Stylish listing layouts
- Working without programming

more info



- Effective rating showcase
- Breakthrough functionality
- Versatile typography tools

more info



- Limitless Parallax Layers
- Flexible Animation speed
- Rich Background functionality

more info



- Highly customizable menu
- Vertical Mega Menu
- Easy and Intuitive functioning

more info



- Comprehensive widgets set
- Stylish tabs
- Various Accordion blocks

more info



- Loads of specific widgets
- Spectacular, handy grid
- Fully-fledged carousel

more info



- Powerful functionality
- Sticky header styles
- Outstanding footer samples


Elementor Page Builder Plugins

JetBlog – Blogging Package for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetBlog - Blogging Package for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

The JetBlog plugin is created to enhance your blog’s potential. With drag-n-drop JetBlog, you won’t have difficulty with creating content like a pro.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • No coding skills required
  • Smart list tool for displaying your content
  • Text Ticker widget to grab visitors’ attention to the featured posts
  • Attractive backgrounds to make your posts more appealing.

For more info, go here: JetBlog

JetElements – Addon for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetElements - Addon for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

With the JetElements addon, your page building process can become more effective and engaging. It allows you to add extensive modules to your pages and stuff them with various content components.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Visually appealing Countdown timer
  • Advanced Carousel possibilities
  • A great range of banners for effective promotion
  • Multiple e-commerce widgets.

For more info, go here:  JetElements

JetTricks – Visual Effects Addon for Elementor WordPress Plugin

JetTricks - Visual Effects Addon for Elementor WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

If you’re looking for a way to make your website more exciting to boost organic traffic and add great visual effects, JetTricks will make even the most ordinary element more interesting.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Adding sticky components to your content
  • Animated elements to fit every taste
  • Multiple opportunities to create flawless design
  • Incorporate visual effects on the fly.

For more info, go here: JetTricks

JetEngine – Adding & Editing Dynamic Content with Elementor WordPress Plugin

JetEngine - Adding & Editing Dynamic Content with Elementor WordPress Plugin

Details |  Demo

JetEngine is intended to create unique custom post types. This effective software is a must-have if you want to produce a new taxonomy type or attractive field for content without any coding knowledge.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Create grid/listing layouts on the go
  • Ease-of-use for beginners and professional web masters
  • Special widgets allow you to modify dynamic content to suit your needs
  • Comprehensive documentation to help you learn how to use this plugin.

For more info, go here: JetEngine

JetReviews – Reviews Widget for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetElements - Addon for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

JetReviews is an out-of-box plugin lets you easily create rating progress bars and impressive reviews. It provides a versatile set of tools allowing you to create many unique styles.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Responsive display works on all screens and devices
  • Rich diversity of typography elements
  • Vivid color palettes
  • Compatible with WordPress Review plugin.

For more info, go here: JetReviews

JetParallax – Addon for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetParallax - Addon for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

JetParallax is a great solution for making backgrounds and overall website’s appearance more visually appealing. This addon allows you to improve the look and functionality of your web pages while maintaining the speed of your page loading times at a low level.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Create as many background layers as you want
  • Set up different animation speed for layers
  • Efficient Mouse Move & Scroll behavior
  • Competent and reliable life-term support.

For more info, go here: JetParallax

JetMenu – Mega Menu for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetMenu - Mega Menu for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

JetMenu allows site’s owners to improve navigation by making menu more user-friendly and engaging.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Add components directly to the menu
  • Create complex vertical menus
  • A powerful addon at an affordable price
  • Compatible with all popular WordPress themes.

For more info, go here: JetMenu

JetTabs – Tabs and Accordions for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

JetTabs - Tabs and Accordions for Elementor Page Builder WordPress Plugin

Details |  Demo

Website owners looking for effective ways to organize content on their sites can use the JetTabs addon to help focus visitors’ attention on their main topics.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Well-structured tabs for any content type
  • Accordion widgets: Classic/Vertical/Image
  • One-click switching between blocks
  • Different color schemes to choose from.

For more info, go here: JetTabs

JetWooBuilder – WooCommerce Page Builder Addon for Elementor WordPress Plugin

JetWooBuilder - WooCommerce Page Builder Addon for Elementor WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

JetWooBuilder provides an extensive set of robust widgets designed especially for e-commerce sites powered by WooCommerce. Showcase your products to users in an attractive manner and considerably increase your conversion rates.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Display products as a grid or carousel
  • Eye-catching tiles or lists
  • Build unique product page layouts
  • Use special widgets to create organized product archive pages.

For more info, go here: JetWooBuilder

JetBlocks – Elementor Header & Footer Widgets WordPress Plugin

JetBlocks - Elementor Header & Footer Widgets WordPress Plugin

Details | Demo

Use the JetBlocks extension to create stylishly beautiful, and attention-grabbing headers and footers. This addon lets you personalize any layout with your own logo, menu, web form, and other content.

Some of the plugin’s features include:

  • Turn plain-looking headers/footers into attention-grabbing elements
  • Improve user stickability and engagement
  • Includes a collection of powerful widgets
  • Imtegrates easily with the Elementor page builder.

For more info, go here: JetBlocks

These 10 powerful Jet plugins will allow your website to stand out from the crowd and are designed to improve your site’s functionality without compromising web page loading speed. These addons are also fully compatible with the Elementor content builder and designed to be fully responsive when viewed on all modern browsers and electronic devices. Additionally, they are well-coded, easy to install and configure, and come with extensive documentation and long-term support.

Additionally …

Do you want to build your own website using the Elementor Page builder and have no web coding or web design skills? Then check out …


CrocoBlock Suite

(CrocoBlock Suite)

You can find everything you need to create WordPress sites and blogs with the Elementor Page Builder without coding skills using CrocoBlock Suite.

CrocoBlock is one of the best Elementor add-ons available. This suite of consists of:

  • JetPlugins Set (9 plugins)
  • Kava Pro Package (pre-made modules and pages)
  • +1000 pre-made blocks
  • Header & Footer Builder
  • Variety of Demos
  • Lifetime support

Additionally, you can download and use the free version of the Kava Pro theme from the CrocoBlock website.

More info: CrocoBlock Suite

Hopefully, this article has given you some useful resources that will add new functionality to your WordPress site and enhance user experience with the Elementor Page Builder.

For more WordPress themes and plugins for Elementor, visit Template Monster.

TemplateMonster - Elementor Plugins

(Template Monster – Elementor Plugins)