WordPress: How to Disable Gutenberg With & Without a Plugin

Posted by on Nov 23, 2018 in Articles, Discussions, Latest News, Resources

WordPress: How to Disable Gutenberg With & Without a Plugin

Coming very soon is the next major WordPress update 5.0. Unless you’ve have been hiding under a small bridge somewhere then you’ll probably know that this release comes with a brand new page edit called how to edit the functions.php file. This has had a lot of criticism with most people saying it’s just not ready, other still saying it has bugs but eventually it will replace the old TinyMCE editor for good. Personally I think this is what the WordPress needs as for just adding text it’s fine but to add columns, tables or other design elements requires a plugin to generate shortcodes or an external page builder, some of which are fantastic, some of which are not! Most current themes are not set up to accommodate Gutenberg so it may cause a lot issues. Luckily it can be disabled quite easily…. Disable Gutenberg using a plugin This is the easiest solution simply install the Disable Gutenberg plugin and configure the options to work as you wish. Currently as of 20/11/2018 is offers the below options: Disable Gutenberg completely (all post types) Disable Gutenberg for any post type Disable Gutenberg for any user role NEW: Disable Gutenberg for any theme template NEW: Disable Gutenberg for any post/page IDs Disable Gutenberg admin notice (nag) Option to hide the plugin menu item Option to hide the Gutenberg plugin menu item (settings link) NEW! Adds WP menu item: “Add New (Classic)” NEW! Adds post link to “Edit (Classic)” Disable Gutenberg without using a plugin Plugins are fantastic and really expand WordPress but it is important to use as few as possible to ensure WordPress runs as quickly as possible so my view is it something can be done easily without using a plugin then that is a better option. This option does require adding some code to your theme’s functions.php file so if you”re not sure what you’re doing or not comfortable then then option above is more suitable. If you’re happy adding code. For Gutenberg 4.1 or Higher Add the below line of code to your theme’s functions.php file. You can do this by downloading your theme files or it can be done using the WordPress editor this post will show you how to edit the functions.php file. add_filter('use_block_editor_for_post', '__return_false'); For Gutenberg versions older that 4.1 and 5.0 beta or below Add the below line of code to your theme’s functions.php file. add_filter('gutenberg_can_edit_post_type', '__return_false'); A Disclaimer WordPress and Gutenberg is constantly changing nad being updated so we will keep this post updated as best we can but please be sure to test the code before adding it to your live site where...

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Airplane The Movie 30th Birthday

Posted by on Aug 24, 2010 in Discussions

Happy birthday to one of the funniest movies ever made – Airplane. I must have seen the film dozens of times but every time is just as funny as the last. Each time I watch it I find a joke I haven’t seen before. “The fog is getting thicker….. And Leon’s getting larger…” What is your favourite quote from the...

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66 Mind Blowing Photo Manipulations Art

Posted by on Aug 13, 2010 in Discussions

Came across this amazing post http://www.instantshift.com/2010/03/24/66-mind-blowing-photo-manipulations-art/ on www.instantshift.com website of some amazing photos that have been digitally manipulated. My personal favourite is this one below with the married couple and the hoover. Have a look and let us know which is yours. Also found other photos titled ‘Love and Marriage’ on this website www.mymodertmet.com, take a...

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In House Marketing & Business Promotion is Now Always the Best

Posted by on Jul 23, 2010 in Discussions

After working for around seven years now, running Nebulas Website Design Ltd, with companies and businesses of various sizes, it never ceases to amaze me that marketing and other promotional material created in-house is of such poor quality it is probably harming their business rather than enticing it in. I know that a lot of the time budget is an issue but it truly makes me wince when I see a flyer or an add made up in Microsoft Word using very poor clipart images, that they have spent hours working on. With the advent of computers and so much software around enabling every wannabe desk-top-publishing expert I guess it is only natural that this will be happening. I would always happily give free advice on this matter with any client of potential client but when they continually ignore the advice it amazes me even more. One such case was with a client of a graphic design friend of mine. The company is a large with a multi million pound turnover that don’t have a shop or showroom.  Granted they don’t supply the public with their products, but their ‘shop front’ is their glossy brochures and their website. Both of which need high quality images to promote and sell their products. The issue wasn’t with the quality of the photos themselves it was with the cutting out of these images for the brochures. To save a few pounds they decided not to use the skills of a trained graphic designer and the professional software they would use, but to give the job to a tea-boy who didn’t have a lot to do and tell him to use Microsoft Paint and the rubber tool to cut their products out from the background. You can imagine how the photos looked. The funny part is that the client wasn’t happy with the pictures and moaned to the graphic designer who had warned them numerous times. I’m sure this won’t be the last time I am amazed at this sort of thing but. I know the initial outlay is a little more but in the long run it will really help sales and more importantly vastly improve the image of your company or business to employ the services of a professional web designer or graphic...

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