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

22 October 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...
21 October 2021
tôi cần hỗ trợ Widgets bị lỗi
16 October 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!
15 October 2021
A lot of companies over the years have discovered that trying to force some new way on old faithful users/customers wasn't such a great idea. In the minds of the executives and marketing people, it was better - but not in the minds of those who actually purchased/used the products. I fear WordPress is going in this direction. Happy this plugin was released after trying to spend hours figuring out what the heck was going on.
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Contributors and Developers

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

Contributors

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Change Log

0.2

Update filter name.

0.1

Initial release.