Blocks vs Classic Editor

From version 5.0 WordPress (also called Gutenberg) adding of content is done through blocks.
However, WordPress still provides the old editor called Classic Editor. Among the various reasons to have two editors, we can mention:

  • Ensure compatibility from one version of WordPress to another
  • Simplify the transition / learning from one version to another

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  • All text/image present before the move to Gutenberg has been placed in a Classic block.
  • All the contents present in elements have been placed in corresponding blocks, generally called EPFL xyz (for example EPFL Hero)


As blocks represent the future of WordPress, we recommend that you only use the available blocks and, as far as possible, refrain from using the Classic block.

  • In the future, the Classic block will no longer be supported by WordPress
  • The tools available at EPFL will evolve towards a better rendering in editing mode, towards a perfect integration with the WordPress environment.

Questions / Answers

No, not at all. There is no urgency or obligation.
However, as you modify content, it is advisable to take advantage of this opportunity to eliminate the Classic editor

Yes, in some cases, it is possible to convert into blocks: :

  • Click on
  • In the drop-down menu choose Convert to blocks

Note  : In some cases, WordPress does not distinguish between blocks, it will then be necessary to proceed by copy/paste

Because the change from WordPress 4.9x to 5.x meant putting all existing content into the Classic Editor

Because we felt it was better to make the transition to Gutenberg easier by providing an editor with which our users are familiar.

To prevent our users from copying and pasting old content so that they can still use the Classic editor anyway