The CMS for Creators

A lightweight, stable, instantly familiar free open-source content management system. Based on WordPress without the block editor (Gutenberg).

ClassicPress dashboard
Fast performance


We've trimmed unnecessary code to improve overall performance and privacy compared to WordPress. ClassicPress core is half the size of WordPress.



Simple yet highly customizable. Build websites your way with plugins, themes, and clean code. You can create business and e-commerce websites, blogs, intranets, headless, and even apps.

Classic features

Instantly Familiar

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.

Driven & Funded By The Community

ClassicPress is a community-led and funded 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. And if you are one of the many people who are still using WordPress or the Classic Editor plugin, here are 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.

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!

  • Estimated Annual Budget$2,522.56
  • Amount Raised in 2022$1,968.40
  • Financial Contributors25
  • Sponsors3
  • updated on 2022-12-30

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: coders, writers/bloggers, moderators, graphic designers, and more.