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.


I could not figure out what happened to Widgets. Finally ran across a Youtube video for adding Custom Sidebars. While adding the Plugin and activating it, it mentioned that there was Standard Widget plugin to fix the WordPress update. Installed it and amazing all fixed. Honestly thought my site was corrupted and I had fix my database or to go to a backup copy. Lost days of work because of this. This kind of thing reduces my faith in using WordPress for my websites. Compatibilities issues and updates scare the hell out of me. Its like the Blue Screen of death with Windows. Then on top of this we have to worry about hackers, viruses and ransomware. Updates are a necessary evil. I get it! There has to be a protocol or procedure for preventing and communicating these problems.
wp 5.8 broke the widget ids that were being used. The widget instance id in the widgets page no longer matches what is in the widget settings in the db. The classic plugin fixes that.
La mise à jour WP avait planté mon accès à mes widgets, cette extension a résolu ce problème à 100%. Merci beaucoup
I can not believe how terrible, confusing is the new Widget interface. Do they even perform any UIX test?? Thanks for this plugin. Just like the Gutenburg, another failure.
We shouldn't need a plugin for this but thank you so much for making one!


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