Legacy Widget (Experimental) – core/legacy-widget

Display a legacy widget.

Use the Legacy Widget to display a widget as part of your content.



Example Genesis User Profile widget, for Herb Miller


  • The Legacy Widget block is an experimental block in Gutenberg 5.3
  • When added it offers a drop down list of available widgets.
  • The list may not contain as many widgets as you’d expect.
  • In this site only the Genesis widgets are listed: Featured Page, Featured Posts and User Profile.
  • In another site, where Jetpack was activated, it displayed all the widgets delivered by Jetpack.
  • In a third it displayed the widgets delivered by WooCommerce, plus the Links widget.
  • It doesn’t appear to offer widgets that are already delivered as blocks or some of the other core widgets. I don’t know why yet.