Choosing the Default Editor

WordPress introduced the new and improved “Block Editor” early in 2020 alongside it’s Gutenberg update. The Block Editor improves the content creation process by allowing the user to distribute “blocks” throughout the document. Blocks range from things like simple text, images, and pull quotes to more advanced elements and even widgets like polls, forms, galleries, and more.

By default, Our-Hometown sites will continue using the classic editor by default, although you can easily access the block editor at any time by hovering over the “Add New” option for Pages/Artilces and choosing the “Block” option.

If you want to enable the Block Editor as the default editor option at all times, you’ll have to disable the Classic editor in two places:

  1. Under OHT Settings on the Dashboard Menu, unmark the checkbox labeled, “Make Classic Editor Default”
  2. Under Settings -> Page Builder, unmark the checkbox labeled, “Use Classic Editor for New Posts”

If you are already using the Block Editor and wish to enable the Classic Editor as the default, you’ll want to do the reverse:

  1. Ensure the SiteOrigins Page Builder plugin is enabled.
  2. Under Settings -> Page Builder, mark the checkbox next to whichever post types you want to use the classic editor for, then mark the checkbox labeled, “Use Classic Editor for New Posts.”
  3. Under OHT Settings on the Dashboard Menu, mark the checkbox labeled, “Mark Classic Editor Default”