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 until at least 2022, or as long as is necessary.

Once activated, 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.

Reviews

11 сар 25, 2021
Good lord I didn't realise that feature creep had infected the widgets options too!! The new block editor widgets are TERRIBLE! I've already updated to wordpress 5.8 on many many sites. It was only until I had to update a theme that used widgets when I realised how horrible the new way is. I use the classic editor as well. Luckily classic widgets is available! (although wordpress really should stop mucking about with what was a good UI/UX) This is an essential plugin! lesliedeanbrown.com
11 сар 22, 2021
Can't stand the gutenberg blocks. As a professional who works with code I hate the code bloat and messiness of the block system. Thank goodness for this plugin!
11 сар 19, 2021
Thank you for providing this, the new block widgets don't work for me at all as they are incompatible with some widgets I use, and also not easy to add a custom css class.
11 сар 16, 2021
Thanks for the plugin, Classic mode is so much more effective/speedy then the new Gutenberg Blocks Cheers, Ed'
11 сар 15, 2021
Finally! The "Classic Widgets" works great. Now I can easily compose the widgets. The classic widget is much more clear than the original widgets from WordPress. Also I don't have problems with alignment in the footer. Thank you very much!
11 сар 13, 2021
I was surprised and annoyed today to see my sidebar and bottom bar BROKEN by this "Block Widget" nonsense. Thank goodness for this plugin. I was able to reset my widgets to get my site back up and running again. To the core WordPress developers, there's an old saying... If it aint broke - DON'T try to "fix" it. smh.
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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

0.2

Update filter name.

0.1

Initial release.