How to Disable Gutenberg and Keep the WordPress Classic Editor

Do you want to disable Gutenberg and keep the WordPress Classic Editor? Go through the step by step article. WordPress 5.0 has been released. In this update WordPress has used Gutenberg as their default editor. But some users like the old Classic editor. Though Gutenberg is mainly an advanced page builder, it needs some time to fit it completely with core WordPress.

How to Disable Gutenberg and Keep the WordPress Classic Editor?

Following this process your default editor will be classic editor but you can switch to Gutenberg anytime. For this you just need install and activate Classic Editor of WordPress.

To install Classic editor head over to Plugins directory from your Dashboard. You can navigate to Dashboard->Plugins->Add New and here type the keyword Classic Editor in the search box.

 

Install Classic Editor

Install Classic Editor

 

After installation activate the newly installed plugin. For this you can go to Dashboard->Plugins->Installed Plugins

 

Activate Classic Editor

Activate Classic Editor

 

Then click on Activate button of Classic editor as shown in the screenshot.

You’re done. Activating Classic editor will replace Gutenberg from default editor. But you use Gutenberg whenever you want.

 

Notice: If you don’t know how to install a WordPress Plugin, you can go through How to manage WordPress Plugin.

 

How to Switch from Classic editor to Gutenberg?

 

|Following the steps above you can switch to Gutenberg from Classic editor anytime. You can use Gutenberg while writing a Page/Post.

To move to Gutenberg just move to to bottom of a page or post. At the right sidebar of a Page/Post you can see a section named Editor. From there click on Switch to Block Editor.

Switch to Gutenberg Editor

Switch to Gutenberg Editor

 

This will switch your Classic editor to Gutenberg. At the same time you can back to Classic editor.

 

Switch to Gutenberg Editor

Switch to Gutenberg Editor

 

This is all for now. You may also like to read how to replace Gutenberg with Classic editor.

I hope you this will help you to Disable Gutenberg and Keep the WordPress Classic Editor. If you have any questions beyond this article, feel free to leave a comment below.

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How to Replace Gutenberg With Classic Editor

Have you upgraded your WordPress to 5.0? If yes, then you may notice some changes in the upgraded version like in the editor section. Since Gutenberg is set as default editor in the latest version of WordPress, some are trying to back to classic editor. In this step by step guide I’m going to show you how to Replace Gutenberg With Classic Editor.

Do you want to disable Gutenberg and back to Classic editor for your WordPress site? You can use classic editor in two ways.

  • Disable Gutenberg & use only Classic editor
  • Use Gutenberg along with Classic WordPress editor

However, in this article I’m showing how to disable Gutenberg and use only Classic editor. In another article I’ll show how to use Classic editor along with Classic WordPress editor.

Disable Gutenberg & use only Classic editor

Follow the steps below to disable Gutenberg and use only the Classic editor. Remember, you can come back to Gutenberg whenever you want.

Step 1: Install and Activate Disable Gutenberg Plugin

First of all install Disable Gutenberg plugin. To install go to WordPress Plugins directory from your Dashboard. For this you can navigate to Dashboard->Plugins->Add New and in the search box type the keyword Disable Gutenberg.

You will see a couple of plugins. Install the right one like given in the screenshot.

 

Disable Gutenberg plugin

Disable Gutenberg plugin

 

After successful installation Activate the plugin from there. You can also do it from Plugin section of WordPress Dashboard.

 

Notice: If you don’t know how to install a WordPress Plugin, you can go through How to manage WordPress Plugin.

 

Step 2: Complete Disable Gutenberg from Settings

Now head over to Disable Gutenberg Tab from Settings of Dashboard. You can also navigate to Dashboard->Settings->Disable Gutenberg

 

Complete disable Gutenberg

Complete disable Gutenberg

 

From this page tick the Checkbox named for Complete Disable. This will Disable Gutenberg everywhere of your WordPress site. Finally click on the the Save Changes button.

Doing this you will be back to old Classic editor of WordPress.

If you want to switch to Classic editor but keep the Gutenberg read disable Gutenberg and keep the WordPress Classic Editor.

This is all for today. I hope you have got how to Replace Gutenberg With Classic Editor. If you have any issue around this leave a comment here.

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11 Must Have Free WordPress Plugins For Your Website

Creating a website is not a so hard at all today. There are more opensource resources now then before ever it was. one can easily make his website using a CMS without having programming idea. WordPress is one of the most favorite CMS nowadays. Its huge amount Themes and Plugins make it easier to to create a website. But, picking the right themes or plugin may be tricky for the first time. So, today I’ll let you know about the 11 Must Have Free WordPress Plugins For Your Website.

Here are many types of website nowadays. According to the type of a website, some different types of plugin you may need to use. But, there are some common necessary plugins that a blogger/website owner should use for the growth of their website.

There are plugins both free and paid for WordPress site. In this article, I’m going to show you some free plugin that are really useful for the growth of your business.

What are the 11 Must Have Free WordPress Plugins?

Actually there are thousands of plugins over the air. Picking some of them and call to be the best plugin seems insane. Then what’s the key to make a list of best plugin?

In this article, I’ve made the rank upon on the functionality and user reviews.

 

1. Jetpack by WordPress

 

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Jetpack is one of the most favorite WordPress plugin for multitask. From creating and customizing your site you can do almost everything by Jetpack.

Using jetpack you can use lots of stuff in a single plugin. With this plugin you can easily create your site as it comes with a variety of themes.

Again, if you want do create your site SEO friendly then jetpack provide you some SEO optimized feature. For instance, you can optimized your image to load faster. You can use site stats and analytics as well as spam filtering with this single plugin. I’ve made a key features provided by jetpack.

Key Features of Jetpack

  • Free Content Delivery Network (CDN) for WordPress
  • Lazy Load image in WordPress
  • Hundreds of professional themes
  • Site stats and analytics
  • SEO tools for social media
  • Advertising program for various platform
  • Spam filtering

 

 

2. Yoast SEO

 

Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO

 

The most popular SEO plugin for WordPress website. If you want to rank your site in google than, there is no similar alternative to Yoast SEO plugin. Also I’m using this awesome plugin for CodeAstrology.

Yoast SEO is the best plugin to analysis the content of your site. It’s Readability Analysis and Focus Keyphrase section helps to keep the On Page SEO standard. Again there is a Meta box that helps to set your sites Meta info.

In the free version, you can also see the Search Console reports connecting to Google Search Console.

 

3. Akismet Anti-Spam

 

Akismet Anti-Spam

Akismet Anti-Spam

 

Akismet is mainly a spam filtering service for your site. Specially when you runs a blog or have a site that have spam comments. This is the best free tools to filter spam comments on your site.

Akismet check every comments on your site and filters out the ones that look like spam. When a comment is marked spam by akismet then the comment is filtered to spam section.

 

 

4. Contact Form 7

 

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7

 

Are you looking for a contact form for your business website? Then I’ll recommend using Contact Form 7. It have more than 5M active installation.

It’s user friendly, ease to use and its notable features is much better than other paid plugin for contact form. You can create a contact form in a short time using this free plugin. Besides, you can use text, textarea, number, mail, checkbox, recaptcha and some other stuff with Contact Form 7.

 

 

5. MonsterInsights

 

MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights

Are you looking for a plugin to see the analytics of your site? Then MonsterInsights plugin will be the best for that action. It’s a free tool to use your google analytics data.

MonsterInsights track all the data from your WordPress site and let you show directly from your WordPress Dashboard. For this you can analyze your site without leaving your WordPress site.

 

 

6. WooCommerce

 

WooComerce

WooComerce

 

If you have a Ecommerce site than you might have heared about WooCommerce. It is the best plugin for Ecommerce site. With 4M+ active installation WooCommerce is being used by some popular site. You can see the list in webdev.
With this plugin you can create your Ecommerce site more actionable. You will be able to sell anything from anywhere. It supports product variation as well as you can sell your affiliate products with this free plugin. WooCommerec has a premium version also. If you want some advanced feature you can switch to premium version.

Notable Feature:

  • Support Product Variations
  • Sale Affiliate Products
  • Products Import & Export
  • Shipping options and Shipping rate

 

 

7. Woo Product Table

 

Woo Product Table

Woo Product Table

 

Are you looking for ways to increase sells of your WooCommerce site? Definitely Woo Product Table plugin is made for you. This plugin increase the conversion rate of your WooCommerce site.

Woo Product Table shows your WooCommerce product in a table view that uses a responsive layout. Besides, you can customize your each table differently. Also you can customize your table that assigns products for selected category.

The most important part is the multiple checkbox. Customer can select multiple product through checkbox and checkout once for all the selected items. To know more view Woo Product Table Free – Features
What have in this plugin?

  • Shortcode generator to create table
  • Responsive layout
  • Ajax Add to Cart
  • Multiple purchase by Checkbox
  • Customize each table differently

 

8. W3 Total Cache

 

W3 Total Cache

 

If you want to rank your site to google then it need to faster. Since speed is an important issue for SEO than you should speed up your site.

W3 Total Cache plugin is optimized to speed up your website. Actually it make a cached version of your website into visitors browser. For this, when they switch to another page of your website it takes less time to load the page. Compatible with shared hosting and supports for mobile devices.

Key Features:

  • Transparent CDN management
  • Accelerated Mobile Pages  support
  • Supports caching of feeds
  • Minification of posts and pages and feeds

 

 

9. Google XML Sitemaps

 

Google XML Sitemaps

Do you want to rank your site in SERP like Google, Bing or Yahoo? For this your need to be indexed to search engine.

Actually search engine crawls to different pages to your sites. Since there are millions of website and increasing day sometimes it takes time to crawl your page. But if you have a sitemap of your site than it becomes easier to crawl your site and understand what your site about. This plugin supports all types pages created by WordPress. Meanwhile it notify the major search engine when you create a new Post.

 

 

10. Elementor Page Builder

 

Elementor Page Builder

Do you want to create your site more dynamic? But can’t find an easy way to create your site? Then Elementor Page Builder plugin is for you. You can create eye catching website without knowing coding since it has a drag and drop feature.

Elementor Page Builder is a live page builder that helps you creating high-end pages. It has Custom fonts, Blog post layout widget and many other feature totally free. If you want advanced feature you can switch to pro version.

 

 

11. WP Clone by WP Academy

 

Wp Clone

Wp Clone

 

If you don’t have a backup of your WordPress site, take a backup of your site. Wp Clone is a one click cloning plugin. So, if you are a beginner this is best suit for you.

With this plugin you can take a backup of your site and restore later with a single click. You can move your site from localhost to Live site as well ass the reverse. To use this plugin you need not subscribe any account. You can also like to read How to Clone WordPress with Wp Clone in a Single Click.

 

Related Post: How to manage WordPress Plugin.

 

This is all for now. I hope, some plugins from the list 11 must have free WordPress Plugins will be best suit for your business. If you have any favorite plugin share it with us in the comment section.

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Top 15 Free WordPress Themes for 2019

The present online marketplace is expanding so much rapidly. There are several marketplace for WordPress Themes. Among the marketplace WordPress Theme directory is a free one to get various Themes and plugins in free of cost. But, there are thousands of themes in WordPress. So it is difficult to choose the right theme for a newbie. Today I’ve written about the Top 15 Free WordPress Themes for 2019 (in my opinion) that will help you selecting the best themes for your website.

How to Choose the Best Theme for Your Site?

There are lots of themes in WordPress Themes directory. Among them choose your theme that is perfect for your site. But do you know what feature should have in a good WordPress theme. Let me explain what functionality  should you check before using a theme (If know it already please go to the next step of the article).

Responsiveness: First of all, check your preferred theme whether responsive or not. If your website is not responsive than it may cause a headache for google ranking.

Customize theme options: Secondly, you may need customize your site upon your demand. For that your used theme must have customize friendly options.

SEO Friendly: If you want to rank your site than your used theme must be SEO friendly. You can check the code from W3C Markup Validation.

Ratings and Reviews: Another good idea is checking the users ratings and reviews. You can get the ratings below the download section in WordPress.

Besides, if the theme have a premium version on third party marketplace you can check the reviews from there.

Support: Last of all, support is an important feature. While using the theme you may face trouble with the theme. So check whether there is a good support of in your preferred theme.

You will get the support forum of a WordPress theme at the right sidebar of the theme below the Ratings options.

 

Now let’s see what are the Top 15 Free WordPress Themes for 2019 to make a website.

 

1. OceanWP

 

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OceanWP is the most popular free multipurpose WP theme having lots of premium feature. Perfect for your blogs,magazines. Works perfectly with almost all page builder like Elementor,  Visual Composer, Divi, SiteOrigin, Beaver Builder, Brizy, etc.

If you are looking a multipurpose theme then it will be the best choice for you without any hesitation. It has more then 200,000 active installation with 5* ratings having a good support also.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • Compatible with Page Builder
  • Super Fast Page Load
  • SEO Friendly
  • Demo Import & Export feature

 

2. Astra

 

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This is one of the best Free WordPress theme to make a website. It’s simplicity and ease to use make it user friendly. With a several click you can make your site with Astra.

Lots of customize options and supports popular page builders like  Elementor, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer etc.

It’s Responsive, Designed, Developed, Maintained & Supported by Brainstorm Force. Also if you are searching for a SEO friendly theme than it can be a good choice.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • Focused on Page Speed
  • RTL & Translation Ready
  • Page Builder Friendly
  • WooCommerce Ready

 

3. Hestia

 

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Hestia is a multipurpose theme of wordpress. It’s specially effective both for business and startup website.

It’s built-in one page layout and modern design catches attraction. Compatible with Elementor Page Builder and some popular slider like Flat Parallax Slider, Photo Gallery, Travel Map etc.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • Live Customizer
  • E-commerce
  • SEO Friendly
  • Drag & Drop builder

 

4. Storefront

 

Storefront Theme

Storefront Theme

 

If you run a E-commerce site along with WooCommerce plugin then this is the best theme to perform your lots of stuff. There are several layout to customize your shop.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • WooCommerce Friendly
  • Live Customizer
  • Specially Optimized for E-commerce
  • Drag & Drop builder

 

5. Mesmerize

 

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Mesmerize is an incredibly flexible, multipurpose WordPress theme that can help you create an amazing website easier than ever, by drag and drop.

It have lots of options to customize along with different header layouts. It’s totally mobile responsive and made as WooCommerce ready.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • 30+ ready to use content sections
  • E-commerce ready
  • Drag and drop
  • Gradient overlays

6. Shapely

 

Shapely

Shapely

 

This is a one page WordPress blog theme with pixel perfect design and outstanding functionality. It’s a multipurpose WordPress theme with lots of customize functionality.

Shapely is a mobile friendly and fully responsive theme which you can use in your business, portfolio, landing page etc.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • WordPress Customizer Support
  • Add Paralax section
  • Plugin support
  • Drag & Drop builder

 

7. Ashe

 

Ashe

Ashe

Fully responsive Personal and Multi-Author Free WordPress Blog Theme. Perfect for content based blog site. Supports Fullscreen Slider, Header image, Instagram slider widget support and more.

Supports most of the drag and drop page builder. Compatible with WooCommerce also.

Key Features:

  • Responsive and mobile-friendly design.
  • Multi-Author Free WordPress Blog Theme
  • WooCommerce compatible
  • SEO Friendly

 

8. ColorMag

 

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ColorMag is the perfect theme for your magazine designed by ThemeGrill. It’s also compatible for news, newspaper and business.

Besides, it includes a plenty of color options along with a variety of customization. Again, it’s various Widgets area makes it premium premium feel in free version.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • SEO Friendly
  • Custom CSS
  • Optimized for speed
  • WPML compatible

8. OnePress

 

OnePress

OnePress

If you are finding a one page theme for your wordpress site, then OnePress will be a good option for you. OnePress is a multipurpose theme specially suited for business website, portfolio and digital agency.

Designed on Bootstrap 4 and compatible with latest version of WooCommerce also.

Key Features:

  • Responsive design
  • Theme customizer
  • Paralax  background effect
  • SEO optimized
  • Supports custom Page Template

 

9. Hueman

 

Hueman Theme

Hueman Theme

Top rated wordpress theme for blog and magazine. In addition, Hueman loads faster and is 100% mobile-friendly. For this your visitor grows and helps to rank on google.

Moreover it’s powering 70k+ websites around the world insure its quality.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Design
  • Various font options
  • Slider feature
  • Optimized for speed
  • Translation ready

10. Poseidon

 

Poseidon

Poseidon

Are you going to start a new news website or a magazine?  If yes, then you can choose Poseidon for your site. It’s specially suit for magazine.

It’s clean typography and spacious white layout makes it great to share your stories. In addition, it’s Post Slideshow feature gives the premium feel.

Key Features:

  • 100% Responsive Design
  • Available various custom options
  • Post Slider feature
  • Optimized for speed
  • Translation ready

 

11. Hemingway

 

Hemingway

Hemingway

 

Hemingway is a clean, beautiful and responsive two-column theme for bloggers. It’s full-width header image with parallax scrolling effect gives it another dimension.

Besides it has custom accent color, custom logo upload, custom Flickr and Dribbble widgets, page templates and translation-ready code.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Layout
  • Custom Header
  • Clean design
  • Translation ready
  • Supports Post formats

 

12. GeneratePress

 

GeneratePress

GeneratePress

 

A lightweight WordPress theme built with a focus on speed and better performance. Compatible with Gutenberg. For this you get more flexibility creating your content.

Well coded theme with WooCommerce support and has been translated over 25 languages.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Layout
  • Super fast and lightweight
  • Compatible with all popular page builder
  • Translation ready
  • Built in Schema

 

13. Sydney

 

Sydney

Sydney

One of the most popular WordPress theme having more than 200,000+ active installations. Sydney is totally compatible with Elementor.

Supports all Google Fonts, full color control, layout control, logo upload, full screen slider, header image and much more.

 

Key Features:

  • Responsive Layout
  • Custom Header
  • Supports custom color
  • Translation ready
  • Parallax background

 

14. Zerif Lite

 

Zerif LITE

Zerif LITE

 

One page multipurpose WordPress theme to make your site. It’s responsive, clean and modern design will catches your attraction. You can try this theme for your startup.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Layout
  • Theme options
  • Optimized for speed
  • WooCommerce ready
  • Custom Backgrounds

 

15. Nirvana

 

Nirvana

Nirvana

A responsive WordPress template with lots of customization options. You can personalize your landing page with recent blog post, sliders, customized text etc.

Key Features:

  • Responsive Layout
  • Highly customizable
  • SEO Friendly
  • Landing Page
  • Developer support

 

Related Article:

See How to Manage a WordPress Plugin

That’s all. I hope these Top 15 Free WordPress Themes for 2019 will help you finding perfect article for your website.