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Tag: Classic Editor

5 Ways to Disable the Gutenberg Block Editor

Disable Gutenberg Header

The 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, .

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PublishPress Capabilities Can Hide Metaboxes, and Any Editor Feature

Hide Metaboxes

Back in June, we released “Editor Features” in the PublishPress Capabilities plugin. This allowed you to hide almost any feature on the post editing screen.

Why do I say “almost”? Because the first release of could not hide metaboxes.

I'm happy to say that you can now use PublishPress Capabilities to hide metaboxes. This means that when users are writing a post, you can hide ANYTHING that you don't want them to see.

Why would you want to hide features from your users? Some people do this so that the post editing screen is cleaner and less confusing. Other people do this for security and to prevent users from changing some key settings.

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The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Revisions

Ultimate Revisions Guide

Many of us spend a lot of time working on our content. We spend hours making sure the spelling, grammar, punctuation are as good as possible.

So we are worried about losing content. What happens if my browser crashes? What happens if someone edits my post and makes a mistake?

Fortunately, WordPress has the solution: Revisions.

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Show a WordPress Video in a Lightbox with Gutenberg and PublishPress Blocks

Lightbox Gutenberg

Inserting a YouTube or Vimeo video in your WordPress site is easier with Gutenberg than it was with the old .

Videos are always useful in a web site. They provide trust in your content, and with the right design approach, they also are an essential part of the user interface and user experience of your site. 

This tutorial will explain to you how to insert a video in Gutenberg, and how to add some advanced features including a lightbox.

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How to Create a WordPress Table of Contents for a Post

Table Of Contents

If you write really long articles in WordPress, it can very helpful to have a table of contents at the top of the post.

This table of contents is as a quick summary so readers can scan the content and perhaps jump down to a topic they're really interested in.

In this post, I'll show you two ways to add a table of contents to your WordPress site. The first method will use the new . The second method will use the old .

Oh, and if you want a live demo of what we're taking about, check out this table of contents. We generated it for this post, using Method #1:

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An Interview About Newspack With Steve Beatty from Automattic

Steve Beatty
This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series PublishPress Interviews

Here at PublishPress, we’re very focused on the publishing experience in WordPress.

In recent weeks, there’s been very interesting news for WordPress publishers with the launch of Newspack. This is a project from Automattic (the owners of, but not that aims to help small newspapers run their sites on WordPress.

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