WordPress Classic Widgets instead of Block Editor


Editing WordPress in the new Block editor is not for the faint of heart, Classic Widgets offers a remedy

If you like to edit using the Classic Widgets editor in WordPress instead the new Block editor, this is what I show here.

Classic Widgets is an official plugin managed by the WordPress team that restores the previous («classic») widget settings screens.

Classic Widgets

Enable Classic Widgets editor in WordPress instead

Once enabled, this plugin restores the previous elements for editing the widgets and disables the block editor when managing widgets. A further configuration is not necessary and is not provided, the classic widget elements for the design are activated or deactivated by activating or deactivating this plugin.

WordPress Admin editing using Classic Widgets instead


The design of widgets in WordPress is now possible again as usual, the difficult to master and confusing block editor for widgets does not have to be used further.

Reimagined Site Editor interface, improved Navigation block, Block Inserter, and organized block settings sidebar with tabs for Settings and Styles. A collection of header and footer patterns for block themes is also available. As well as Openverse media integration and Distraction Free mode for writing.

The new Style Book provides a complete overview of how each block in the site’s library looks. The users can now copy and paste styles and add custom CSS for more control over their site’s appearance.

Other features include sticky positioning for top-level group blocks, options to import favorite widgets from Classic themes. The local fonts in default WordPress themes for better privacy with Google Fonts included.

The Classic Editor plugin was created as a result of User preferences and helped website developers maintain past plugins only compatible with WordPress 4.9.

It giving plugin developers time to get their plugins updated & compatible with the 5.0 release. Having the Classic Editor plugin installed restores the “classic” editing experience that WordPress has had up until the WordPress 5.0 release.. The Classic Editor plugin will be supported at least until 2024.

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