Why Inserter Dialog is not Available in Gutenberg and You Can’t Add Blocks

Today I begin the work of moving my current website to Gutenberg. Well, I haven’t faced so many issues daily for a long time. Some issues are stupid and my fault but anyway I’m going to share the process here.


First of all, Happy New Year everyone ๐ŸŽ„

And below is my second issue (the first issue was when Gutenberg didn’t work and white screen was displayed because of the disabled REST API).

Gutenberg Inserter is not available
So, I’ve just updated WordPress to 5.0.2 and I can not understand what is going on.

Why the inserter (the round plus button) is disabled? As you can see it is grey and not active.

I tried:

Nothing helpedโ€ฆ

No information in Google as well.

Guys, you will laugh ๐Ÿ˜ If you faced with this issue, all you have to do is to go to your profile settings and uncheck the checkbox “Disable the visual editor when writing”

Disallow the visual editor when writing checkbox
Enable visual editing in your profile settings in order to add blocks in Gutenberg.

I had it unchecked because I never used TinyMCE Editor on my blog. Maybe you too. If you have any other issues, welcome to comments and let’s figure the things out together.

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Misha Rudrastyh

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