New editor

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    I hate the new format (gutenberg)! How can I get back to Classic – permanently?

    The blog I need help with is


    We can avoid using it but it appears to be difficult to eradicate it now here at I have “new editor” unticked in screen options but still if I use “Posts” “Add new” in the classic /wp-admin black lefthand menu I end up at /wp-admin/post-new.php in what I assume is the Gutenberg editor (the layout is certainly different to the Calypso/My sites editor).
    The only way to create a post the old fashioned way seems to be at /wp-admin/post-new.php?classic-editor which is found by clicking on “All posts” in the black lefthand menu and then moving right to “Posts” “Add new” in the top left corner of the grey screen and using the arrow to choose the classic editor. If there is a way to make the classic editor the default in the black menu (without all the extra mousing about/clicks) I too would like to know how.


    I’m frustrated to find that once you’ve activated Gutenberg you’re stuck with it. I assumed that unticking “new editor” in screen options would remove it from the wp-admin New posts black lefthand menu, but it doesn’t. You can only reach the classic editor in the future via the link shown in this screenshot:

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