Support » Plugin: Disable Gutenberg » WordPress 5.7 Gutenberg’s block-based Widget Screen with Custom Sidebars

  • Resolved bayernurlaub


    Hello to all!
    what happens in WordPress 5.7 when Gutenberg’s block-based Widget Screen startet with the Custom Sidebars?
    Exist a import function?
    or helps Disable Gutenberg continuing to work with the custom Sidebar Plugin
    thanks a lot!

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author Jeff Starr


    Can you provide some link to documentation that explains what is happening?

    Thread Starter bayernurlaub


    Thats the Problem, i dont know whats happening with my custom sidebars when wordpress 5.7 comes with the new “block-based Widget Screen”

    In my backend i get this notice:
    Custom Sidebars Notice
    Starting from version 5.7, WordPress will be using Gutenberg’s block-based Widget Screen. Custom Sidebars is not compatible due to the fact that once Full Site Editing is in place, such plugins will not be required anymore. Therefore Custom Sidebars has been discontinued. If you have existing sidebars that you need to modify, you can switch back to a legacy Widgets screen by adding remove_theme_support( ‘widgets-block-editor’ ); in your theme’s functions.php file. You can read more about this here.

    Plugin Author Jeff Starr


    Ok thanks for the link. It sounds like this is all in regards to woo plugins or whatever, not general WordPress. So there is not much I can do, other than to recommend that you go ahead and ask the woo folks about this, they definitely should know best about their own product(s).

    Regarding this:

    “Starting from version 5.7, WordPress will be using Gutenberg’s block-based Widget Screen.”

    If WordPress provides a way to disable the Block Widgets and restore the Classic Widgets, then I will try to include it in the DG plugin.


    add_filter( 'wp_use_widgets_block_editor', '__return_false' );

    Plugin Author Jeff Starr


    Thank you Luke. Will add an option to enable it next update.

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