Magento 2.4 Disable Page Builder For Category Description

Magento 2.4 Disable Page Builder For Category Description and Product Description

Methods to disable the Magento 2.4.3 page builder.

Been waiting for a Magento page builder for ever , tried other third party solutions to varying degrees of success.

Its now here in core CE from 2.4.3 and up so let’s now turn it off ! 🙂

Its pretty good actually for page building ( funny that ) and CMS blocks and Im sure some will use it for product descriptions and category descriptions. But for all of my established sites it’s just adding complexity. A simple WYSIWYG is all we need here.

So how do we achieve this ? Here are some scenarios

Don’t Need It Turn It Off !

This is pretty easy – make sure you haven’t generated any pages or block using it.

Path:

Stores > Configuration > General > Advanced Content Tools

Would like if for the CMS but I don’t Need It For Product Descriptions

This is pretty easy – also this is just a setting in the product attributes which you can just change from Page Builder to Text Editor and this will revert to the WYSIWYG of choice assuming its enabled.

Path:

Stores > Attributes > Product > Then select description from the list

Would like if for the CMS but I don’t Need It For Category Descriptions

Same as products right ? Well no its not, as there is no UI to configure category attributes its much more complicated.

We need a patch !

.. And a MySQL query

This sql query will disabled the id_pagebuilder_enabled flag to zero on the description attribute of category entities.