Classic Widgets

Description

Classic Widgets is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress widgets settings screens. It will be supported and maintained to 2024, or as long as is necessary.

Once activated and when using a classic (non-block) theme, this plugin restores the previous widgets settings screens and disables the block editor from managing widgets. There is no other configuration, the classic widgets settings screens are enabled or disabled by either enabling or disabling this plugin.

FAQ

Are there any settings?

No, there are no settings. Once activated, this plugin restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress widgets screen and disables the block editor from managing widgets.

Does this work with full site editing and block themes?

No, as block themes rely on blocks. See Block themes article for more information.

Reviews

18 di Zenâr dal 2024
Amazing plugin I would say. Keep it up!
27 di Otubar dal 2023
NOBODY wants blocks.NOBODY asked for blocks. The most installed plugins are classic editor and classic widgets. Can WP Developer team get their heads out of their rears and listen to the users who have to put up with their changes?
22 di Jugn dal 2023
Everybody everytime:1 - install Wordpress2 - delete Hello Dolly plugin3 - install Classic Widgets plugin Unbelievable how Wordpress keeps pushing stuff that does not work and force people to install this plugin.
17 di Jugn dal 2023 1 reply
I tried to coexist with block widgets but failed… The thing denied me any way to change settings for my legacy widgets. Even the “editing HTML” mode doesn’t give me any way to directly edit whatever internal data structure they use. I mean, I’m a coder and I don’t do rocket science on my website. I should be able to diagnose whatever problem happening, as long as the CMS doesn’t actively get in the way. And Block Widget is such a system: it seems to be designed to get in your way and serve no other purpose. A (temporary, but hopefully long enough) restoration of sanity!
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Contributors & Developers

“Classic Widgets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

0.3

Update for 5.9.

0.2

Update filter name.

0.1

Initial release.