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  1. Miroslav Glavic

    So 7 days between the RC and final/official….is that enough testing? Is this normal time to test things out?

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  2. John

    “The prompt invites users to install Gutenberg if they want to try the new editor or install the Classic Editor to keep using the current editor until they are ready to make the change.

    What about the people who will never be ready to make that change and don’t want to hear anything about Gutenberg, ever?

    – Clicking on “dismiss” will keep things as they are without any further notification or this will simply dismiss the notice and install Gutenberg at next update without further approval?

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    • Gary

      > What about the people who will never be ready to make that change and don’t want to hear anything about Gutenberg, ever?

      You should install the Classic Editor plugin, which will keep the current editor as the default when WordPress 5.0 is released, which will include the Gutenberg block editor.

      The Classic Editor plugin will continue to be maintained into the future, so you can continue to upgrade your WordPress install, and keep your current editor.

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      • John

        Well noted, thanks.
        But, as previously asked, what will happen if I don’t install Classic Editor plugin and simply click on “dismiss”?

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      • Pieter

        Actually it would be better to install the Classic Editor Addon, because the Classic Editor plugin doesn’t do anything by itself.

        The aforementioned free addon changes that and as a bonus can auto-install the Classic Editor in 1 click.

        It also removes the “Try Gutenberg”-prompt and cleans up the settings so anything Gutenberg and Classic Editor will vanish as snow for the sun.

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      • Gary

        But, as previously asked, what will happen if I don’t install Classic Editor plugin and simply click on “dismiss”?

        If you just dismiss the notification, it’ll be hidden. If you ever need to bring it back at any point, you can find it in the “Screen Options” dropdown at the top right of your Dashboard.

        Gutenberg itself will be released in WordPress 5.0, so if you don’t install the Classic Editor plugin, it will become your default editor when you click the upgrade button. (WordPress 5.0 will not be an auto update release.) You can still choose to install the Classic Editor plugin after upgrading to WordPress 5.0, should you find that something isn’t quite working right.

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  3. Kingsley Felix

    that is nice can’t wait to try it

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  4. Dale A. Brueggemann

    I’m loving Gutenberg; been running it without problems for a couple weeks or so.

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  5. Sue

    I followed your link to the Classic Editor plugin and have a few questions about.

    My first question is this plugin ready to use on a live site? The description currently says:

    Warning: This is beta software, do not run on production sites!

    The second question is will the Gutenberg plugin need to be installed on the site before I can use this plugin? The description says that:
    Requires WordPress 4.9-beta2 or newer and Gutenberg plugin 1.5 or newer

    Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

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    • John

      Same questions here.
      It would be really important to know what this plugin does exactly as this is not clear at plugin’s description that provides some cryptc sentences like this one:
      “Classic Editor restores the previous Edit Post screen and makes it possible to use the WordPress plugins that extend it, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor.”
      There is nothing to restore if you don’t install Gutenberg!

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    • Gary

      Thanks for the feedback, Sue!

      The Classic Editor plugin is safe to install on production sites, it’s a fairly simple plugin. The warning was important a while ago, when we were ensuring that the APIs we intended to use for it were stable, but these things are all in a good place now.

      You should expect to see an updated to the Classic Editor plugin in the next week or so, to tidy these messages up and ensure everything works smoothly. 🙂

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  6. Sonja

    Does anyone know it the new nag appears for all roles or just admin?

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