Question about widgets and block editor
I make extensive use of the Widget Context plugin to control which widgets appear in different areas of my websites. As I understand it, this plugin does not work with the new widget block editor. How can I accomplish this type of control over widgets in the new environment?
Updated by Boone Gorges almost 2 years ago
- Status changed from New to Reporter Feedback
- Target version set to Not tracked
Hi Gina - For the time being, I believe the answer is: you can't. That is, if you want to continue using functionality like what Widget Context provides, you'll need to enable the Classic Widgets plugin, described in ticket #14799.
At the moment, I'm not aware of a way to replicate Widget Context with the block-based widgets. But I'm hopeful that in the next 6-12 months, now that block widgets are in the wild, new tools will emerge that will enable just what you're looking for. We'll continue to keep our eyes open.
Updated by Gina Cherry almost 2 years ago
Thanks, Boone. I'm aware of the plugin, but was not aware that we had it installed on the Commons (maybe that happened after I last checked). This is also helpful for us in the BMCC OpenLab, where we were debating whether to install the plugin. Since many of our sites use Widget Context, it sounds like we'll need it there as well.