Classic Editor and Classic Widgets


The free Classic Editor & Classic Widgets plugin helps you to easily disable Gutenberg editor totally everywhere and enables Classic Editor and Classic Widgets.

Classic Editor and Classic Widgets plugin enabled old-style WordPress Classic Editor for «Edit Post» with TinyMCE (WYSIWYG), Meta Boxes (Custom Fields), and others. Once activated, this plugin hides all functionality available in the new Gutenberg block editor.

What does this plugin do?

  • Disables the Gutenberg Editor
  • Enables WordPress Classic Editor
  • Enables Classic Widgets


  • Disable Gutenberg totally
  • Disable Gutenberg for any post type
  • Editor Switcher
  • Choose Default Editor
  • Choose Widgets Editor
  • Choose Editor for each post
  • Full Support Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
  • Hide plugin menu item
  • Enable/Disable frontend Gutenberg styles

Also, you will be able to use old-style Classic Widgets under Appearance > Widgets and Appearance > Customize > Widgets. There is no need to setup any configuration.

By default, this plugin hides all functionality available in the new Gutenberg block editor without setting up any extra options.

Developed with love by WP Grim


  • Posts/Pages Classic Editor screen
  • Widgets Classic Editor screen
  • Settings Page screen


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Please find more details on Plugin Installation in documentation


Where can I find Plugin Settings?

This plugin doesn’t have any Settings. It works with activating the plugin.


6 de marzo de 2022
Just what I needed, a plugin that would take care of both nuisances. Well done!
2 de marzo de 2022
Does exactly what is says it will do. Better than having 2 plugins. I recommend this to anyone who wants or needs the old editor and widgets back.
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Colaboradores y desarrolladores

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Registro de cambios


  • WordPress 6.0 compatible.


  • Settings Page added.
  • Choose Default Editor feature added.
  • Choose Widgets Editor feature added.
  • Allow Switch Editors feature added.
  • Show Edit Links feature added.
  • Enable Gutenberg Frontend feature added.
  • Hide Plugin Menu Item feature added.
  • Enable ACF Support feature added.


  • Try Gutenberg Panel removed.


  • Readme updated.


  • WordPress 5.9 compatible.


  • WordPress compatibility update.


  • New Improvements.


  • Readme updated.


  • Release.