Head & Footer Code


Let we say that you have been told to add some custom code (HTML, JavaScript or CSS style) to page’s <head> (like site verification code, custom styles, webfont link, etc), or just before </body> (like pixel tracking, analytics code, heatmap code, etc), but you are not programmer. Then you can use Head & Footer Code to do that.

Simply go to Tools → Head & Footer Code in your website admin dashboard, and insert custom code to HEAD or FOOTER section (depending what you have to do).

If you have to insert some custom code specific for individual article (post, page, custom post type), then you can use Article specific metabox while you editing post/page/custom post type (check out Screenshots). There you can also set should that specific code be appended to site-wide code defined on ToolsHead & Footer Code, or should be overwritten.

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  • Set site-wide custom content for head page section (before the </head>)
  • Set site-wide custom content for footer page section (before the </body>)
  • Set article specific custom code for head page section (before the </head>)
  • Set article specific custom content for footer page section (before the </body>)
  • Choose priority of printed custom code to head/footer sections (lower number mean far from </head> and </body>, higher number means closer to </head> and </body>)
  • Choose which post types will have enabled article specific head/footer fields
  • Choose should article specific head/footer code be appended to site-wide code, or will replace site-wide code
  • Site-wide section located under Tools > Head & Footer Code
  • If you have set WP_DEBUG constant in wp-config.php to true, you’ll see site-wide and article specific entries in page source code wrapped to comments.

General settings, including HEAD, FOOTER global code and priority, have been saved to WordPress option auhfc_settings.
Each post/page/custom post type specific HEAD and FOOTER code have been saved to post meta _auhfc.
On plugin uninstall these data is also deleted from database.

Tangkapan Layar

  • Head & Footer Code box in Plugin search results
  • Site-wide settings page
  • Article specific metabox
  • Example of custom code inserted to HEAD section (site-wide with appended article specific)
  • Example of custom code inserted to FOOTER section (site-wide with appended article specific)


Installation of this plugin is fairly easy as any other WordPress plugin.

Standard procedure

  1. Go to PluginsAdd New.
  2. Search for head footer code.
  3. Enter to Search Plugin field had footer code and press Enter key.
  4. Locate plugin Head & Footer Code and click Install Now button.
  5. After successfully installed plugin click link Activate Plugin.
  6. Visit the ToolsHead & Footer Code.
  7. Add the desired code to proper section.

FTP procedure

  1. Unpack head-footer-code.zip
  2. Upload the whole directory and everything underneath to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Visit the ToolsHead & Footer Code (Settings link).
  5. Add the desired code to proper section.


Why another one custom code plugin?

Because all other similar plugins could not satisfy my requirements. In general, they have too much features or lack some features I need.


21 Agustus 2019
It works fine, I could put a script in a specific page's head as I needed. However, I could not place it right before (or even near) the </head> tag as I wished, even with the "priority" value set at 10.
20 Agustus 2019
I need to add tracking code on a specific page and this plugin is the best choice for this purpose. I have used it and it works perfectly.
6 Mei 2019
I found this plugin when I had the same idea to inject javascript code into head doc. Aleksandar was happy and a great coder to create a useful plugin with a beautiful and documented clean code. Thanks!
8 April 2019
Does exactly what I needed, works perfectly. Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to use scripts in WordPress.
25 Agustus 2018
This is an excellent no-frills plugin. It does exactly what it's supposed to do, without any additional bloatware. It's so good and useful it should be part of the standard WP installation. Many thanks.
21 Juli 2018
veloce intuitivo e semplice da utilizzare. L'ho usate per inserire il codice di verifica di adsense
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Log Perubahan

  • Fix: Fatal Error on Multisite WP’s (thanks @kunzemarketing for reporting)
  • Improve: DRI for front-end debugging


  • Add: Descriptive post types and descriptions for article specific sections
  • Add: Option to process shortcodes in FOOTER section (global setting for site-wide and article specific)
  • Change: Separate priority for HEAD and FOOT so admin can choose different priorities for header and footer
  • Add: CodeMirror code editor for HEAD and FOOTER code in plugin settings
  • Add: Plugin activation hook to prevent fatal errors in case of legacy WP and/or PHP
  • Improve: Loading security


  • Test compatibility with WordPress 5.1.1 and PHP 7.2.15
  • Change: Meta boxes layout and type of behavior selector
  • Change: Convert Post metaboxes to OOP
  • Change: GNU GPL license to v3
  • Add: Bundle GNU GPLv3 license to plugin codebase
  • Update: Screenshots


  • Compatibility check: Tested for WordPress 4.7.1
  • UX: Add right hand sidebar on global settings page with links to donate, FAQ, Community support and plugin Reviews page.
  • UX: Set monospaced font for textareas on global settings and article pages


  • Fix: PHP Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in \wp-content\plugins\head-footer-code\inc\front.php on line 41.
  • Fix: Overwrite footer content for post/page if post/page template after content have another WP Loop query (like recent posts WP Widget in RHS sidebar).
  • Optimize: Avoid reading post meta if not singular or post type not enabled
  • Tested in Multisite environment (main and other network websites) on WordPress v4.5-alpha-36504 and theme Twenty Sixteen v1.2-alpha.


  • Enhance: Add uninstall routine to make some housekeeping on plugin removal.
  • Enhance: Add post type in debug comments.
  • Readme: Test on WordPress v4.4-beta1 and updated compatibility.


  • Fix: PHP Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, string given (introduced in v1.0.3)


  • Change: Make even default WP post types post and page optional for page specific head/footer code


  • Change: Replace PayPal donation links to prevent account limitations if plugin is used on website that violates PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy


  • Fix: PHP Notice Trying to get property of non-object
  • Optimize: Remove attachment post type from available to select as no reason to have custom head/footer code on attachments
  • Optimize: Settings code cleanup


  • Initial release.