Classic Widgets


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.


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.


October 25, 2021
When something works really well and at the top over several years, it becomes a benchmark for success and sustainability. Its replacement by something else. usually causes regression
October 22, 2021
The block editor works ok for posts as they're a standard WP format but it totally messes up some important widget plugins. Please don't ever retire this plugin - it is totally necessary and provides a much better user interface for widgets than the block editor does...
October 21, 2021
tôi cần hỗ trợ Widgets bị lỗi
October 16, 2021
I am an old school Worpress persion who like widgets the old way and comes in this widget interface that does not make sense to me. Glad that you guys made this plugin which restored my sanity. Thanks a gazillion guys!
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“Classic Widgets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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