I use a Builder plugin on the site. Members are editors and can create their own page. I want to disable Gutenberg so that they can only edit pages with Buldir. I would also disable the properties of the page for them and I would enter it automatically. When I create a new page, I disable comments, the template is Blank Page, do not access the Custom fields. You can practically just add a featured image and title to your page, then click on the Bulder link and edit it. In the page menu, I disabled Editing and Quick Editing, and I also disabled editing the page URL. However, I can't specify the properties of the new page and I have no idea how to disable it without creating a new page with the builder.

I'm trying to influence the properties of the page with this code:

function my_default_content( $post_content, $post ) {
    if( $post->post_type )
    switch( $post->post_type ) {
        case 'page':
            $post->comment_status = 'closed';
            $post_meta->_wp_page_tamplate = 'page-template-blank.php';
    return $post_content;
add_filter( 'default_content', 'my_default_content', 10, 2 );

I could update, but it's too late after editing the page - eg Blank Page template. And even though I ban Gutenberg in vain, there is still an editing interface :(

add_filter( 'use_block_editor_for_post', '__return_false' );

Could you help me? Thanks


The WP engine changed completely in this respect around 2019. See Removing panels (meta boxes) in the Block Editor I have to approach the problem differently.

I was able to disable certain options using the code, but editors can overwrite the author of the page, which I can't disable for now. I also have problems with basic page settings - see e.g. Blank Page above.

In addition, I can't disable the Gutenberg textarea input field for editors :(

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There are a few plugins to disable Gutenberg Editor. Suppose you can use this plugin. WordPress also provides an official plugin to disable Gutenberg and continue with Classic Editor. You can try out this plugin

  • I don't want an editor at all, just what I installed. And I don’t want the editors to poke at the properties of the page at all. Not when creating a new page or later.
    – Olvas0
    Commented May 22, 2022 at 13:47

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