I’m writing this partly to test this trick, which didn’t come from the WordPress staff. It actually came from some of you, so thank you!
All the WP staff tells us to do to access the Classic Editor is to “go to WP Admin.” Do they assume we’re all techies? I’m sorry, but I’m old and need things like this explained to me like I’m old.
Here are the actual instructions.
Go to your WP Admin page (I’m sure everyone knows where that is)
Look down the column on the left until you find “Posts” and click that on.
On the Posts page, click on the “Add New” button at the top of the list of posts.
It should take you to the Classic Editor. It worked for me.
Now, why can’t the WP staff tell us this? It’s as if they want to force us all to use the Block editor whether we want to or not.
The only problem is you can’t set Classic as the default anymore. You have to do this for every post. Oh, well. You can’t have everything, I guess.