Classic Widgets

Enables the previous "classic" widgets settings screens in Appearance – Widgets and the Customizer. Disables the block editor from managing widgets.
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Plugin Information

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.

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  • Version
    0.3
  • Last updated
    6.1.1
  • Active Installations
    1000000
  • Tested up to
    6.1.1
  • WP Version
    4.9
  • PHP Version

Reviews

Awesome!

By lointain on January 21, 2023

Most usefull plugin can debug some issues, Regards

Excellent

By GoodVine on January 10, 2023

Classic widgets works much faster

Most useful plugin who does not like new widget system

By Roman Biswas (romanbiswas512) on January 5, 2023

I use this plugin because I do not like new widget system.

I like classic widget not block widget.

Top 💪🏻

By Riccardo Di Curti (riccardodicurti) on December 16, 2022

Top

a must-have for everyone who doesn't like Gutenberg

By jgastmann on December 6, 2022

I always install this plugin to avoid the weak and obtrusive Gutenberg widget editor.

Doesn't work

By janrik on November 30, 2022

Simple as the title. DOesn't work, does absolutely nothing and I'm left with the horrible new block editor.

Update took down my site today

By mariamoyser on November 29, 2022

Just a heads up a small update to this plugin completely took down our website on Giving Tuesday of all days!

SO HAPPY

By Alain Aubry (caban13) on 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 !!!

Thanks for nothing!

By johkli1 on 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!

Grate Plugin, must-have

By dyi on 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.

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