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Widgets

Legacy widgets in Gutenberg Widgets Panel

Since WordPress 5.8, the Widgets panel has been replaced with new Blocks Based Widgets Panel. WordPress includes a universal Legacy Widget Block that can wrap the normal/legacy widgets for use inside the block editor.

Widgets Panel with Block editor

After many delays and issues, the Widgets Panel has been replaced by the block editor in the new WordPress 5.8. While I like the idea, the final execution is mostly done badly and will (and already is) cause many problems to countless websites unaware of the changes.

Dev4Press plugins with WordPress 5.8

WordPress 5.8 has been released, bringing some major changes that will affect almost every existing plugin, and I imagine, it will break quite a few of them, mostly because of the new block-based replacement Widgets page.

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