Insert Headers & Footers + Full WordPress Code Snippets Plugin
WPCode (formerly known as Insert Headers and Footers by WPBeginner) is the most popular code snippets plugin for WordPress used by over 1 million websites.
We make it easy for you to add code snippets in WordPress without having to edit your theme’s functions.php file.
Our simple insert headers and footers interface allows you to insert code like Google Analytics, custom CSS, Facebook Pixel, and more to your WordPress site’s header and footer as well other areas of your website. No need to edit your theme files!
We took the pain out of adding custom code snippets in WordPress and made it easy.
I have been using Insert Headers and Footers and it is such a useful tool. Super helpful and the very best of its kind. Highly recommend
The_Gibble – WordPress user
Quick Overview of WPCode from WPBeginner
Introducing New WPCode Pro
While WPCode Lite offers tons of powerful features for free, we listened to user feedback and created WPCode Pro with even more amazing features to improve your workflow. This includes smart conditional logic, saving code snippets to cloud library, code revisions, page-specific snippets, deeper integration with popular plugins like WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, and so much more. Click here to purchase the best premium WordPress code snippet plugin now!
Future Proof Code Snippet Management
Most WordPress tutorial websites ask you to add code snippets to your theme’s functions.php file. This makes managing code snippets messy, and it also prevents you from updating your theme.
If you ever update your theme or switch to another theme, then you will lose all custom code functions that you added in your functions.php file.
WPCode solves this by providing you an easy way to insert header and footer scripts along with other code snippets directly from your WordPress dashboard. These code snippets actually run as if they were in your theme’s functions.php file.
Our smart code snippet validation helps you prevent common code errors to ensure you never break your website when adding code snippets or header and footer scripts.
You can manage all your header and footer scripts as well as other custom code snippets from a single screen. We even make it easy for you to organize code snippets using Tags and add reminder notes with each code snippet.
New WPCode Cloud Library even allows you to store all your custom code snippets in a cloud library, so you can easily re-use code snippets across multiple website projects and save time. You can keep your code snippets completely private or share it with the community to give back while boosting your social profile.
This plugin allows me to not only add things to my site whenever needed, but it takes me only seconds to accomplish it.
David Weber – WordPress user
Full Code Snippets Library and Code Generators
Ever wanted a central place to find all the most popular WordPress code snippets that are tested and proven to work?
When we started Insert Headers and Footers plugin, we did too. So we built a WordPress code snippets library right inside the WPCode plugin.
This makes it easy for you to customize WordPress functions with just a click using expert written code snippets.
You will find verified PHP code snippets for popular feature requests like disable REST API, disable XML-RPC, disable comments, allow SVG file uploads, disable Gutenberg, add Classic Editor, and more without installing separate plugins for each.
I was very hesitant to get into any of the code for my website. Your plugin made it easy for me to do.
Conbrio75 – WordPress user
We also built the ability to save your code snippets to WPCode Cloud Library, so you can easily re-use it on your other websites, client projects, or even share it with the larger community.
WPCode Cloud Library helps you better organize your code snippets in one central location, so you can save more time and speed up your workflow when managing websites. No more wasting time looking for custom notes or Github gists.
Aside from our growing code snippets library, we also have WordPress code generators to help you quickly get ready-to-use custom code using the latest WordPress coding standards and API’s.
Examples of Custom Code Generators with Admin UI include:
- Custom Post Type Generator – Create custom code snippet for Post Types.
- Custom Taxonomy Generator – Get custom code snippet for Taxonomies.
- WP Query Generator – Get custom code snippet for WP_Query to load posts.
- Custom Sidebar Generator – Create custom code snippet to register custom sidebars or widget-ready areas.
- Custom Widget Generator – Custom code snippet to register custom widgets.
- Navigation Menu Generator – Custom code snippet for registering new navigation menu locations in your theme.
Aside from the above, we also have code snippet generator for scheduling a cron job, registering scripts & stylesheets, adding custom post status, and more.
Conditional Logic for Code Snippets + Code Insertion Priority
Our goal with WPCode was to create a WordPress code snippets plugin that’s both EASY and POWERFUL.
That’s why aside from our global header and footer scripts, we added advanced features like conditional logic for code snippets and made it easy.
Instead of learning WordPress conditional logic queries, you can use our beginner-friendly conditional logic user interface to:
- Load code snippets for logged in users only
- Load PHP code snippets for specific user roles
- Load PHP code snippets only on specific page URLs
- Insert header and footer pixel scripts on specific pages
- Show code snippets based on type of page
- Run code snippet only on certain post types
- Load header and footer code snippet based on referrer source
- and more…
We also added both automatic code insertion and manual code output using shortcodes.
Our Auto Insert feature allows you to run the code snippet everywhere or choose from custom options like:
- Run code snippet only on frontend
- Run code snippet only in WordPress admin area
- Add header and footer scripts sitewide
- Insert PHP code snippet before or after post content
- Insert code snippet before or after specific paragraph
- Insert code snippet on specific archive pages
- Insert code snippets after specific WooCommerce function (Pro Feature)
Aside from that, we also added a visual code snippet priority system, so you can choose the order for your custom functions to avoid code conflict.
This is such a useful plugin! It makes it so much easier to include things on your website!
Understoryliving – WordPress user
And for even more flexibility and customization, we have added the ability for you to add page-specific code snippets right from the WordPress classic editor as well as the Gutenberg editor. You can even load code snippets based on device type such as mobile only code snippets, desktop only code snippets, etc.
Import and Export Code Snippets
Managing multiple websites or developing in a staging environment?
We offer an easy way to import and export your custom code snippets, functions, and header and footer scripts to help you save time.
You can also save your code snippets to WPCode Cloud (Pro feature), so you can easily re-use the same code snippets across multiple websites. This also allows you to better organize your code snippets instead of wasting time searching for random Github gists.
Switching from another code snippets plugin?
We have an automatic import feature that imports your custom code snippets from both Woody Code Snippets and Code Snippets Pro plugin.
Simple plugin I use in quite every site. Very useful to insert scripts and tags.
tommasoperego – WordPress user
Example Use Cases
WPCode is the most powerful code snippet + headers and footers plugin for WordPress. Here are some of the top use-cases why smart website owners and developers love us:
- Insert Headers and Footers scripts
- Insert Google Analytics Tracking Code in Header and Footer
- Insert Facebook Pixels code, Google Conversion Pixels code, and other Advertising Conversion Pixel Scripts in WordPress header and footer with conditional logic
- Insert Google AdSense Ads code, Amazon Native Contextual Ads code, and other Media Ads code
- Insert Site Verification Meta tags for Social Media, Google Search Console, and other Domain verification in the header and footer of your site
- Insert re-usable custom content blocks and PHP code snippets
- Insert Ads code in content after specific paragraphs
- Show or hide custom code snippets based on conditional logic
- Disable XML-RPC, Disable Rest API, disable comments, allow SVG file uploads, disable Gutenberg and enable Classic Editor without adding extra plugins.
Simply put, WPCode is the one plugin that helps you get rid of dozens of other plugins without losing functionality.
Full WPCode Feature List
The simple interface of WPCode plugin (formerly known as Insert Headers and Footers) gives you one place where you can insert header and footer scripts as well as custom code snippets rather than dealing with dozens of different plugins.
Below is a full list of WPCode features:
- Quick to set up
- Unlimited code snippets
- Simple to insert header and footer scripts globally
- Smart Code Validation to Prevent PHP Errors
- Insert header code and/or footer code using Conditional Logic
- Add Google Analytics code to header and footer
- Add custom CSS code to any theme
- Insert Facebook pixel code in header and footer
- Insert PHP Code Snippets
- Ready-made Code Snippet Library
- Custom WordPress Code Snippet Generator
- Show or Hide PHP Code Snippets based on conditional logic
- Run PHP code and custom code snippets everywhere or in select areas using smart auto-insert rules.
- Manually insert PHP code snippets using shortcodes anywhere on website
- Add Rich Text Ads and Content Snippets automatically on posts & pages.
- Export / Import Code Snippets
- New Save snippets to Cloud Library – no more wasting time finding Github gists or custom notes. All your snippets stored in your private code snippet cloud.
- New Deep integrations with Gutenberg, WooCommerce, and more.
- Device specific code snippets (such as load code snippets on mobile only, desktop only, etc)
- and more features coming soon.
Insert Headers and Footers plugin was first created by Syed Balkhi and the WPBeginner team in 2011.
It was later rebranded to WPCode in 2022 by Syed Balkhi to add powerful code snippets features that users were requesting for.
WPCode™ is a trademark of WPCode LLC. When writing about the Insert Headers and Footers – Code Snippets plugin by WPCode, please make sure to uppercase the initial 3 letters.
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Insert Headers and Footers by WPCode is the easiest way to insert code in your WordPress headers and footers.
Our goal is to make using WordPress easy, both with our WordPress plugins and resources like WPBeginner, the largest WordPress resource site for beginners.
I feel that we have done that here. I hope you find Insert Headers and Footers useful to insert scripts on your site.
- Install WPCode – Insert Headers, Footers, and Code Snippets plugin by uploading the
insert-headers-and-footersdirectory to the
/wp-content/plugins/directory. (See instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin.)
- Activate WPCode – Insert Headers, Footers, and Code Snippets plugin through the
Pluginsmenu in WordPress.
- Insert code in your header and footer or add custom code snippets by going to the
Yes, you can insert your Google Analytics code in the
Scripts in Headerfield.
Yes, to verify your account or to tag your page for Auto ads, paste the code AdSense gives you, into the Scripts in Header field.
Will I lose my snippets if I change my WordPress theme?
No, the idea behind WPCode – Insert Headers, Footers, and Code Snippets plugin is so you can safely add code snippets.
All code snippets are stored in the WordPress database, independent of the theme upgrades.
Yes, if you don’t want the advanced code snippets functionality, then you can switch back to the old Insert Headers and Footers features by simply going to the Settings Menu and clicking on the Headers & Footers mode.
What Type of Code Snippets can I add?
With WPCode, you can add any type of code snippet that you would otherwise add in your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.
What are some example plugins WPCode can replace?
WPCode comes with a ready-made code snippets library that allows you to replace several popular plugins including:
- Disable Comment plugins
- Disable XML-RPC plugins
- Disable Rest API plugins
- Disable Gutenberg plugins
- Classic Editor plugin
- Allow SVG File Upload plugins
- Disable RSS feed plugins
- Disable Search plugins
- Disable Automatic Updates plugins
- Disable Admin Bar plugins
- Disable Widget Blocks plugin
- Classic Widgets plugin
- Remove WordPress Version Number plugins
- Google Analytics plugins
- Facebook Pixel plugins
- Google AdSense plugins
- Custom Post Types UI plugins
- Other WordPress Generator plugins
… and basically any plugin that adds a functionality which can be added via custom code snippets.
Is WPCode translation ready?
Yes, WPCode has full translation and localization support via the insert-headers-and-footers textdomain. Based on your site language, required .mo and .po translation files will be downloaded and placed into the default WordPress languages directory.
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- New: You can now add shortcode attributes and use them in snippets. Any attribute you define becomes available as a variable in PHP & Universal code snippets.
- Tweak: We improved the way the editor is loaded when users enable the “Disable syntax highlighting when editing code” in their profile.
- Tweak: We adjusted the way the editor gets refreshed when changing a snippet code type.
- Fix: The Auto-Insert location was getting reset with every code type change.
- New: Automatically disabled snippets due to errors will now be highlighted in the list for easier debugging.
- New: We added a filter to allow users to easily customize the Codemirror settings for the WPCode editor.
- Tweak: We extended our plugin-specific snippet loading to allow plugin version checks.
- New: We added a way to load more snippets in the WPCode Library relevant to other plugins you are using.
- Fix: We added an extra filter removal to prevent WordPress core from automatically adding the rel tag to snippets where it may break the syntax.
- Fix: We improved backwards compatibility with older WordPress versions.
- New: We redesigned the auto-insert location picker to make it easier to find the right place to insert your snippets.
- Fix: We fixed an edge-case where a snippet getting automatically deactivated due to throwing an error would have its code changed.
- Fix: Inserting a snippet as a shortcode was ignoring the conditional logic rules enable toggle and always applying rules.
- Fix: We updated the way we check the taxonomy term id when applying conditional logic rules.
- Fix: Security hardening for deleting logs.
- Fix: Improve compatibility with PHP 8.1 for our error handling class.
- New: We added the option to log PHP errors thrown by snippets added with WPCode to make it easier to track down issues.
- New: We added a new auto-insert location to improve the available conditional logic rules you can use with PHP snippets.
- Tweak: We added more info regarding the error thrown when trying to activate a PHP snippet with a syntax error.
- Tweak: Conditional logic rules are now also applied to shortcodes for better control of output.
- Tweak: We updated the code editor for PHP snippets to give you a better experience when editing snippets.
- Fix: We adjusted the permission checks of some ajax endpoints to avoid any potential unwanted usage.
- Fix: The Safe Mode notice was no longer being displayed on the WPCode pages, so we added that back when needed.
- New: We added the ability to resume editing snippets that were created using the WPCode snippet generator.
- Fix: We adjusted the code output in the editor to improve support for using HTML entities.
- Fix: We made sure conditional logic rules are loaded correctly in the admin when used globally.
- Fix: We added an extra permissions check to the library endpoints to limit access.
- New: WPCode Library public snippets can now be installed with 1-click on sites connected to the WPCode Library – no more copy/paste needed!
- New: We added a new setting for the editor height, so you can set the editor to a custom height or make it automatically grow with the code.
- Tweak: We adjusted the ”Connect To Library” functionality to improve support for site names with special characters or empty names.
- Fix: We added extra checks to prevent errors when certain conditional logic rules were being called too early with PHP snippets.
- New: 2 new bulk actions are available in the admin to allow enabling or disabling multiple snippets at once.
- New: We added a new search field for snippets in the admin list which allows you to search using all snippet fields.
- Fix: Added an extra check to prevent errors in setups where the closed metaboxes user option is not an array.
- Tweak: We updated the default behaviour of our page scripts metabox so that it is collapsed by default.
- Tweak: Changing SweetAlert library version to prevent the interference on .ru sites.
- Fix: Don’t show the metabox when headers & footers only mode is enabled.
- New: We added more free snippets to the snippet library, simply connect your website to the WPCode Library and load them directly from the WPCode plugin.
- New: We added a new code type for CSS Styles that many of you requested, so now it’s even easier to add custom styles to your site with all the powerful WPCode features.
- Tweak: We added an extra check to make sure when you copy-paste a PHP snippet it’s easier to use by removing the opening tag, if present.
- Fix: We fixed a bug where in certain scenarios a snippet’s code would get changed when changing its status from the list of snippets.
- Tweak: Adjusted the hook used to load ”Run Everywhere” PHP snippets to ”plugins_loaded” to allow running snippets on earlier hooks.
- Fix: Adjusted the link in the plugins list to point to the correct admin page in headers & footers mode.
- Fix: Adjusted logic for headers & footers page when user is not allowed to edit HTML & improved messaging based on permissions.
- Tweak: Snippets used as shortcodes will no longer be executed if they are inactive.
- Fix: Conditional logic rules for homepage were not working correctly in all scenarios.
- Fix: Improved auto-insert location matching to avoid snippets not loading in some setups.
- Fix: We improved the importer tools to avoid unslashing certain types of PHP code.
- Tweak: Auto-insert is now the default option when creating a new snippet.
- Tweak: We updated the way we add custom capabilities to improve a scenario where the plugin needed to be reactivated.
- Fix: We updated the way PHP code is saved to improve support for backslashes.
- Fix: We tweaked the Page URL rules that were not matching in some cases.
- New: Insert Headers and Footers is now WPCode – We make it easy for you to add code snippets in WordPress without having to edit your theme’s functions.php file.
- New: Full Code Snippets Library – WordPress code snippets library right inside the WPCode plugin.
- New: WordPress code generators to help you quickly generate ready-to-use code using the latest WordPress coding standards and APIs.
- New: Conditional Logic for Code Snippets – Instead of learning the various WordPress conditional logic queries, you can use our beginner-friendly conditional logic user interface.
- New: Auto-insert in various locations of your site or manual code output using shortcodes.
- Fix: Reverted a method visibility that was conflicting with other plugins using it.
- Tested compatibility with WordPress 5.9
- Fix: Only show settings CTA to users able to visit the settings page.
- Enhancement: Improve settings page user experience on heavily customized WordPress installs.
- New: Code editors now use CodeMirror for syntax highlighting.
- Tested compatibility with WordPress 5.4.2
- Tested compatibility with WordPress 5.3.2
- Add support for printing scripts right after the opening body tag using the
- Tested compatibility with WordPress 5.2
- Updated text-domain standards and in plugin header
- Update FAQs
- Introduce three new filters: disable_ihaf, disable_ihaf_footer, disable_ihaf_header
- Code cleanups
- Fixes for users running PHP version less than 5.5
- Tested with WordPress 4.7.2
- cleaned up code
- Tested with WordPress 4.3
- Fix: plugin_dir_path() and plugin_dir_url() used for Multisite / symlink support
- Fix: Dashboard widget logo URL when RSS feed cannot be loaded
- Fix: WordPress 4.0 support
- Added: POT language file
- Improved settings UI for WordPress 3.8+
- Bumped minimum version requirement
- fixed readme file
- cleaned up code
- fixed unnecessary CSS loading
- Initial version