WP5.8 launched today which changes the classic widgets function to use blocks
The new blocks function seems to add the Cookie consent modal content into the blocks. So in order to use widgets again I had to install the official Classic Widgets plugin from WordPress:
This will need addressing in the next release as I imagine a lot of confused people today!
Thanks a lot for sharing! We will be recommending the plugin!
Thanks for Info.
And for those who don’t want to solve everything via plugins, here is the code for the child theme functions.php
// Disables the block editor from managing widgets in the Gutenberg plugin.
add_filter( ‘gutenberg_use_widgets_block_editor’, ‘__return_false’ );
// Disables the block editor from managing widgets.
add_filter( ‘use_widgets_block_editor’, ‘__return_false’ );
If Kriesi and team are not planning on integrating Gutenberg Footers then the code above should be considered for the core theme to avoid confusion.
I’ve not tested the code yet but looks right to me.
Just looked at the plugin source code LOL yep definitely will be entering the filters manually into functions.php! Thanks for sharing this one!
The plugin is literally two lines of code with a load of annotations and a readme file.
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