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.
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.
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Personally, I don't like the new block editor and I always install this classic editor. Please don't stop supporting this one!
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.
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!
I have finished the Korean translation.I just want to say thank you for developing such a good plugin.And I hope it will be translated into more languages so that many WordPress users can use it conveniently.
Classic Widgets 한국어 번역을 모두 마쳤습니다.좋은 플러그인을 개발해 주어서 고맙다는 인사를 전하고 싶습니다.그리고 보다 많은 언어로 번역되어 많은 워드프레스 사용자들이 편리하게 사용할 수 있기를 바랍니다.
So far so good. But should be continued the development
“Classic Widgets” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Update for 5.9.
Update filter name.