I was looking for how to deactivate the widget blocks that appeared with version 5.8 of Wordpress and I couldn't find it here. As I found the answer elsewhere, I share it here.

So, to disable widget blocks, just add this to your child theme's functions.php file.

add_filter( 'gutenberg_use_widgets_block_editor', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'use_widgets_block_editor', '__return_false' );

If you don't use (or don't want to use) a child theme, you can install this plugin : https://wordpress.org/plugins/restore-classic-widgets/

Hope it helps.


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