Getting the best with Classic Editor – WordPress
Classic editor is the frequently used editor loved by most bloggers/content creators, it has an overview just like Microsoft Office Word, with some advanced features by default WordPress uses the Block Editor.
However, sometimes we are not convenient using it because there is no Menu and some features that we want
In this article, I will state the steps on how to add additional functionalities to the classic editor, with Menu and some other functions that will ease your writing flow.
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Installation of Classic Editor
- Click on Plugins on the dashboard of WordPress Admin
- Click add new button
- On the search plugin area, type Classic Editor
- Most times classic editor is seen in the first row of the featured plugin.
- Click on the install
- Once it’s been installed
- Click the activate button.
Now your classic editor has been activated successfully, let’s switch to the classic editor.
How to switch to the classic editor
You need to switch to the classic editor for you to be able to use it as your default editor, so let’s jump into the steps to switch between both editors.
- Click setting on the WordPress admin dashboard
- Click writing on the menu that displays
- Select Classic Editor as the default editor for all users.
- Always select yes to allow the user to switch between editors.
- Scroll down and click the Save changes button.
You are now set to use Classic Editor as the default editor.
Once it’s installed here is an overview of what you will likely get by default as it is in the image below.
You might be wondering how could I add additional functionalities to the classic editor that will make it superb let me show you how.
Since WordPress uses plugins to add more functionalities to its self-hosted site, some of these plugins depend on the other to function effectively.
Introducing TinyMCE Advanced plugin
This plugin extends and enhances the block editor and Classic Editor, giving it an additional functionality by adding features to the Classic editor. So, you can as well install other related TinyMCE Advanced plugin to add more functionality to your editor.
Installation of TinyMCE Advanced
- Click on the plugin menu
- Click the add new button
- On the search plugin type TinyMCE Advanced
- Click the Install button
- Once it’s installed, click the activate button.
We have successfully installed, let’s add a new post to view the additional functions added, the image below gives you an overview of the functions added.
Note: you can also install Black studio TinyMCE widget and Advanced TinyMCE configuration to add more exciting features.
Classic editor is the most commonly used editor due to its free flow writing, its similar to Ms. Word and every other text editor, so I recommend frequent use of it while writing your blog post.
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