WP Restore and Enable Classic Widgets Plugin

Description

Enable Classic Widgets
★★★★★

Restore and enable the previous WordPress classic widgets settings screens and disables the Gutenberg block editor from managing widgets.

The WordPress 5.8 turn the classic widget screen into the block-based widget screen. Yes, Widgets are now blocks and this is going to be available to everyone instantly.
It will create compatibility issues for many sites.

There are cases where the our plugin will be necessary:
* Broken themes or quirky output.
* Users simply preferring the old system.

Our plugin can restore the classic widget screen with just one click.
There is no other configuration, the classic widgets settings screens are enabled or disabled by either enabling or disabling this plugin.

This feature (restore classic widget) is available also in our WP Tools free plugin with 35 other useful tools:
WP Tools Free Plugin

Important

If you start using the new block-based widgets system, you will lose all of your widget blocks upon activating our plugin.
There is no going back, so be sure this is what you want. The former blocks will not reappear if you change your mind and deactivate our plugin.

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Tags

  • Classic widgets screen
  • Old widgets screen
  • Remove Gutenberg from the Widgets screen
  • Removes block support from the default post types
  • Classic UI Widgets
  • How activate old widgets customizer instead of Gutenberg widget

Privacy

This plugin does not collect or store any user data. It does not set any cookies, and it does not connect to any third-party locations. Thus, this plugin does not affect user privacy in any way.

Screenshots

  • Classic Widgets Screen

Installation

1) Install via wordpress.org

2) Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

or

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

Uninstalling

To uninstall/remove the plugin, visit the Plugins screen, deactivate and delete the plugin. This plugin makes no changes to the WP database.

FAQ

Is there an “Undo” to reverse the disable?

Yes just deactivate the plugin. When the plugin is not active, WordPress will return to its default widgets behavior.
If you start using the new block-based widgets system, you will lose all of your widget blocks upon activating our plugin.
There is no going back, so be sure this is what you want. The former blocks will not reappear if you change your mind and deactivate our plugin.

Reviews

Désémber 3, 2021
I really did not like the new widget design layout, it totally confuses me, I find it hard to drag and drop, and just overall has that, why did you change it feel about it. That said, I went searching for a plugin to restore the original widget layout. So happy that I found this one, it's perfect. Big thank you to the developer.
Agustus 23, 2021
I love Gutenberg for pages, it really opens up a lot of possibilities but wtf were they thinking with this half-assed integration for widgets? Thanks for this plugin!
Agustus 18, 2021
I updated woocommerce a few minutes ago and was prompted about a new feature, "Block Widgets." I rolled my eyes and groaned. And of course it didn't work. Just a complete blank page. I didn't want to learn their stupid block system anyway. Thank you for the plugin!! It works perfectly so far!
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Restore and Enable Classic Widgets Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

** 1.5 2022-05-06 – Minor Improvements
** 1.4 2021-11-30 – Bug Fixed Line 51 old version **
** 1.3 2021-11-14 – Minor Improvements **
** 1.2 2021-07-30 – Minor Improvements **
** 1.1 2021-07-17 – Minor Improvements **
** 1.0 2021-07-14 – Initial release **