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How To Disable Widget Blocks In WordPress ( Restore Classic Widget )

Why use Widget block in WordPress?

-> A widget performs as extra motivation for a business or brand to attract loyal customers. Though they are executed to perform a specific function, widgets can also perform as an advertising tool for the business and products they describe.

What is Classic Widget Plugin?

-> Classic Widgets is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress widgets settings screens.


1. Restore Classic Widgets by Using a WordPress Plugin:

Step 1: The first thing you want is to install and activate the plugin. That plugin is Classic Widgets.


Step 2: Click on Appearance and select Widget, you can see the Classic widget block.


Step 3: If you want to add a new widget, you can drag a widget from the Available widget.


Step 4: Add a widget and save it.


2. Restore Classic Widgets by Adding Code to WordPress:

Step 1: Copy this below code and paste it into the function.php file in the Theme Edit Editor.

           function example_theme_support() {
                remove_theme_support( 'widgets-block-editor' );
           add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'example_theme_support' );



Step 2: Now refresh your WordPress dashboard and click Appearance > Widget.

Add Widgets and save it.