How to Disable the Full Height Post Editor in WordPress


How to Disable the Full Height Post Editor in WordPress
Karry Laporte

Did you notice the scroll bar in your WordPress editor is missing? Recently one of our users asked if it was possible to disable the full-height post editor in WordPress and bring back the scroll bar. In this article, we will show you how to disable the scroll free full-height post editor in WordPress.

How to Disable the Full Height Post Editor in WordPress
Dawn Cunningham

The full height editor is a great feature for some users but for others who got used to the old editor or do not want it full height. There is a simple method to turn this off. In this video we will show you how to disable the full height post editor in WordPress.
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Summary of this Tutorial:
Start by begin logged in to your site's admin area and edit or add a new post.
Go to the Screen options at the top of the page and uncheck the enable full height editor and distraction free functionality.
The old scrollbar for your posts will be back.

How to Disable the Gutenberg WordPress Editor (Need More Time)
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The Gutenberg WordPress editor is default in WordPress 5.0. But that doesn’t mean you can’t update to WordPress 5.0. It simply means you might want to disable the new editor functionality and retain the old one. Below are a couple of easy options to disable the Gutenberg editor as to not interrupt your daily workflow. You can then keep using WordPress the way you have been for the past decade.

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