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[Resolved] How can I convert an existing design in the block editor to the legacy editing experience?

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Last updated by nicholasM 2 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Waqar.

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#2061973

ok, great. just to be clear though that would only work in the legacy editor not for an archive search in a WordPress Archive template setup using the Custom Search Filter block?? I'm trying to use the block editor but I'm not really even sure why when I can comfortably write PHP, I think just that term of legacy made me feel I should use the blocks but for advanced layouts it's a lot slower to work in as you have to wait for much more server intensive page loads.

There is no way to convert a content template over to the legacy editor after it has already been setup is there?

It would be nice if there was a spreadsheet comparing features of the block editor and classic views so you could make a decision based on that on what to use, as I have felt a lot of pressure to move over and each time I do, I regret it. Will the classic view be supported for ever or is the plan to phase it out overtime?

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Waqar
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Hi,

> There is no way to convert a content template over to the legacy editor after it has already been setup is there?

- If you have enabled both legacy and blocks editor from the "Editing experience" settings (WP Admin -> Toolset -> Settings -> General), you'll see a link 'Use the Classic Editor for this Template', on the content template edit screen, in the block editor.
( example screenshot attached )

But please note that this option will not convert or carry over the existing content. It will enable the legacy editor for this content template and you'll have a blank template to start from scratch.

regards,
Waqar

#2065737

My issue is resolved now. Thank you!