Developer Guides

ClassicPress is an open-source content management system, which was forked from WordPress version 4.9 to preserve the classic editor and give creators more control over their websites. If you have used WordPress in the past, you should feel right at home when using ClassicPress.

The developer guides provide detailed information on how to develop themes and plugins for ClassicPress. Although ClassicPress is based on WordPress, it does offer some unique features that seasoned WordPress developers should learn about, such as the security page and Composer usage.

If ClassicPress developer guides don’t cover specific features, or you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the support forum. The ClassicPress community is here to help.

The developer guides are managed by the community. We welcome suggestions, edits, and even new guides if you’re willing to contribute.