How to Disable the Gutenberg Block Editor

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The Gutenberg editor provokes a lot of debate in the WordPress world. Some people love Gutenberg – we're in that camp and built the PublishPress Blocks plugin. Some people really don't like Gutenberg and prefer to stick with the editor they've used for years.

However, most WordPress users have more mixed feelings and prefer to switch back-and-forth depending on the project. We've had several questions from PublishPress customers who want to know how to disable Gutenberg in some situations, or for some users.

In this guide, we share several different ways you can disable Gutenberg. Each option has its own methods for switching between Gutenberg and the older, classic editor.

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Show All Your PublishPress Authors on One Page

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One of the most common requests we've had from users of the PublishPress Authors plugin is the ability to show all your authors on one page.

This is now possible with big improvements to the [authors_list] shortcode. This update arrives in PublishPress Authors version 3.20.

The [authors_list] shortcode now comes with a variety of different views. In this guide, I'll introduce you to the new views and give you the resources to use them on your site.

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Block Controls Are Now Available in PublishPress Blocks

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The PublishPress Blocks plugin is growing in a new direction.

The latest release of PublishPress Blocks (version 2.14) introduces a feature called “Block Controls”. This will give you the ability to control who sees your blocks and when they display.

This first “Block Controls” setting allows you to schedule blocks to publish and unpublish. Every block can have a “Start showing” and “Stop showing” option.

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How to Stop WordPress Users from Adding New Gutenberg Blocks

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The Gutenberg block editor makes it easy to add and edit content in WordPress.

However, sometimes you want to do just the opposite! Sometimes your content should not be updated.

It is now possible to lock blocks so that they can not be edited. This feature was introduced in WordPress 6.0.

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Four New Improvements in PublishPress Capabilities 2.4.2

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PublishPress Capabilities is now at version 2.4.2, and this latest release brings several useful new features.

Our goal with PublishPress Capabilities is to provide a complete user management tool for WordPress. In this release, we're moving towards that goal with several new features, including these:

  1. More control over Gutenberg and Classic Editor.
  2. The ability to redirect users on login and logout.
  3. More categorization for capabilities.
  4. The option to hide plugins on the Plugins screen.

In this guide, I'll introduce you to all those new improvements in PublishPress Capabilities.

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WordPress Users Can’t Edit the Details for Media Files

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A PublishPress user wrote to us with question:

I have just installed your PublishPress Capabilities plugin, which is working almost perfectly. The problem that I'm having is that my user can upload images but can not edit the Alternative Text, Title, Description and Caption of the image, which I need the user to be able to do. How can I fix this problem?

This is not the first time we have had this question, so I'll explain the problem and solution.

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