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The CMS for Creators

Stable. Lightweight. Instantly Familiar.

Improved Security

ClassicPress has a “security-first” approach. All key security patches from WordPress are backported to ClassicPress. Also, no matter how exciting a new feature is, if it’s not secure, it won’t be added.

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.


Love the simplicity of the WordPress classic editor? So do we. With the familiarity that the classic editor and ClassicPress provide, you can easily create a solution that meets your needs.

Community First

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

Take one quick look at the ClassicPress admin dashboard and, if you're a WordPress user, you’ll see something instantly familiar. That's what our community wanted. Something that looks and works like their favorite CMS...but better. And if you are one of the many people who are still using WordPress 4.9 or the Classic Editor plugin, here's 10 reasons why you should consider switching to ClassicPress.

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!

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Our Petitions Process

Our Petitions Process

Is there a feature you'd like added to ClassicPress core? We welcome your input! Share your ideas and vote for features you want to be included in future versions of ClassicPress.

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Get Involved

We are a team of enthusiastic volunteers who want ClassicPress to become the content management system of choice for professionals, hobbyists, developers and all website creators worldwide. We invite you to join us! We are looking for community members in all areas of expertise who would like to share their skills with us. Even a few hours can make a difference!