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

November 30, 2022 1 reply
Simple as the title. DOesn't work, does absolutely nothing and I'm left with the horrible new block editor.
November 8, 2022
"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." I am SO HAPPY to learn this !!!
September 6, 2022
Thanks for nothing! Today WordPress switched the widgets to block widgets. Unasked! The home page widgets are not restored even with the plugin. Thank you WordPress team!
August 16, 2022
I've got no idea why Wordpress team crazy to update those admin panels rather than need-to-update other features like database ⇋ admin control option. However, this kinda plugins save a lot of time.
August 12, 2022
Плагин использую в своем проекте. Для базового плагина функционал хороший. Большое спасибо разработчикам! I use the plugin in my project. For a basic plugin, the functionality is good. Many thanks to the developers!
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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.