ClassicPress is an open source content management application. Forked from WordPress 4.9.x in 2019, development focuses on improved security, less bloat, and block-free.

Still using WordPress 4.9.x? Is the WP block editor not for you? Then ClassicPress is just made for you. With all the same features and familiarity as WP 4.9.x and still very much in active development, ClassicPress is like meeting up with an old friend.

ClassicPress is a community-led open source content management system and a fork of WordPress that preserves the classic TinyMCE editor as the default option.

We believe that when we combine careful, deliberate planning with the insight and collective wisdom of the ClassicPress community, we will ensure the success of ClassicPress for many years to come. Check out our roadmap to learn more.

We have an active and growing community of users from many different backgrounds. Whether you are a developer, designer, business owner, or blogger, the ClassicPress Forums are where you can discuss all things ClassicPress. Add your voice to the conversation!

  • Improved Security - Concerned about security? ClassicPress has a “security-first” approach. No matter how shiny or exciting a new feature is, if it’s not secure, it won’t be added to the platform.
  • Less Bloat - We believe that powerful does not need to mean code-heavy. We've trimmed unnecessary plugins and features from ClassicPress core, and continue to actively seek smart ways to reduce code bloat.
  • Block-free - Choose the development path that works best for you. With the flexibility and stability that ClassicPress provides, you have the freedom to create a solution that meets your unique needs.

Available Versions

1.7.12023-10-16 (latest version)

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