Head & Footer Code


Head & Footer Code plugin helps you add custom code snippets (JavaScript, CSS, or HTML) to the page even if you are not a programmer. It could be within the <head> (site verification code for various services, custom styles, meta or Webfont link), right after opening <body> (pixel tracking, analytics or heatmap code) or just before closing </body> tag.

Go to ToolsHead & Footer Code in WordPress Dashboard. Insert custom code to HEAD, BODY or FOOTER section (depending on what you have to do).

All magic is done by hooking to WordPress hooks wp_head, wp_footer and wp_body_open.

💡 Trial Head & Footer Code plugin on a free dummy website before you add it on your project: Test It Now!

Various code snippets are supported, including but not limited to:

  • Google Analytics 4
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Google Ads Conversion
  • Lite Analytics
  • Facebook/Meta Pixel
  • Hotjar
  • FullStory
  • Google site verification
  • Bing site verification
  • Yandex site verification
  • Alexa site verification

Homepage in Blog Posts mode

If your WordPress shows the latest blog posts on the homepage, you can also add specific code only for the homepage on ToolsHead & Footer Code (there will be section Head, body and footer code on Homepage in Blog Posts mode)

Article specific code

To insert custom code specific for individual article (post, page or custom post type), use article-specific Metabox while editing post/page/custom post type (check out Screenshots). There choose if that specific code appends to site-wide code defined on ToolsHead & Footer Code, or to replace it.

Category specific code

You can also define a Category specific code on each individual category.

Other taxonomies (tag and custom taxonomy) do not have available their specific code, but for them a Global code is used instead.

Video guide

Do you need our support?

If Head & Footer Code does not work on your project, please let us know by raising a new support ticket in the Community Forum and describe what does not works and how to reproduce the issue. We will make sure to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

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  • Multisite and PHP 8.3 compatible!
  • Set site-wide custom content for:
    • head page section (before the </head>)
    • body section (after the <body>) – Requires WordPress 5.2!
    • footer page section (before the </body>)
  • Homepage in Blog Posts mode:
    • set homepage specific custom code for head, body and/or footer
    • toggle homepage specific custom code on paged Homepage (page 2, 3, a nd so on)
  • Set article specific custom code for:
    • head page section (before the </head>)
    • body section (after the <body>) – Requires WordPress 5.2!
    • footer page section (before the </body>)
  • Set category specific custom code for head, body and/or footer of the page
  • Choose priority of printed custom code to head/body/footer sections (lower number mean far from </head> and </body> and closer to <body>, higher number means closer to </head> and </body> and farther to <body>)
  • Choose which post types will have enabled article specific head/body/footer fields
  • Choose should article specific head/body/footer code be appended to site-wide code, or will replace site-wide code
  • View on Posts/Pages/Custom Post Types listing if article has defined any article specific custom code
  • Site-wide section is 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.

Data stored in database

General settings (HEAD, BODY, FOOTER global code and priority, Homepage code and behaviour) saves in WordPress option auhfc_settings.
Each post/page/custom post type specific HEAD, BODY and FOOTER code and behaviour saves to post meta _auhfc.
Each category specific HEAD, BODY and FOOTER code and behaviour saves to taxonomy meta _auhfc.

During the Uninstall process all these data has been deleted from the database.
In case you wish to reinstall plugin, DO NOT UNINSTALL IT although Deactivate, then delete the directory /wp-content/plugins-head-footer-code and then reinstall plugin.

Permissions on Multisite WordPress

  1. Access to Global: only Super Admin and Administrator
  2. Access to Article specific: Super Admin, Administrator, Editor and Author
  3. Access to Category specific: only Super Admin and Administrator


  • Head & Footer Code box in Plugin search results
  • Plugin Settings page (Site-wide, Homepage and Article Post Types)
  • Article specific metabox
  • Example of custom code inserted to HEAD section (site-wide with appended article specific)
  • Example of custom code inserted to BODY and FOOTER sections (site-wide with appended article specific)
  • Category specific metabox
  • Example of custom code inserted to HEAD section (site-wide with appended category specific)
  • Example of custom code inserted to BODY and FOOTER section (site-wide with appended category specific)
  • Example of Head & Footer Code column on Pages listing, to identify which pages have set custom code, which one and what mode is selected


Installation of the Head & Footer Code is easy as any other WordPress plugin.

Standard procedure

  1. In WordPress Dashboard go to PluginsAdd New.
  2. Enter head footer code to the Search plugins… field and wait for the moment.
  3. Locate Head & Footer Code and click the Install Now button.
  4. After successful installation, click the Activate button.
  5. Click Settings link for Head & Footer Code or visit the ToolsHead & Footer Code.
  6. Add the desired code to the target section.

FTP procedure

  1. Click on the Download button to get Head & Footer Code installation package.
  2. Unpack archive head-footer-code.zip on local computer.
  3. Upload the entire directory head-footer-code to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory on your server.
  4. In WordPress Dashboard go to PluginsInstalled Plugins and click the link Activate for the Head & Footer Code plugin.
  5. Click Settings link for Head & Footer Code or visit the ToolsHead & Footer Code.
  6. Add the desired code to the target section.


On Network WordPress an Administrator/Editor/Author user getting code validation hint error `Tag is not allowed.`

It’s not a bug, it’s a security measure by WordPress Core.

If you wish to remove hinting errors for Administrator role, make sure you allow unfiltered_html capability for that role (Google is your friend).

Is supported PHP code in code snippets?

As it’s a security risk, the Head & Footer Code does not process PHP code if entered into any plugin field (global or article specific).

Any content added to HFC fields is printed on the front-end as is.

I entered code to BODY section, but nothing outputs on front-end

This feature is implemented since WordPress version 5.2 and requires theme compatibility.

To make sure if theme you use supports wp_body_open hook, open in code editor header.php file from theme you use, and check if right after opening <BODY> tag there is following code (if it does not exists, add it or ask some developer to do that for you):

if ( function_exists( 'wp_body_open' ) ) {

Where do I report security bugs found in this plugin?

Please report security bugs found in the source code of the Head & Footer Code plugin through the Patchstack Vulnerability Disclosure Program. The Patchstack team will assist you with verification, CVE assignment, and notify the developers of this plugin.


ماي 19, 2024
3 years ago I asked the plugin developer Aleksandar to consider a feature to allow shortcode usage in the head. He not only implemented the feature, it was added way faster than anyone could ever expect 👍 and provided guidance to avoid potential issues. Thank you very much for this support and addition. Also, I’m extremely sorry for not replying to the support thread and not being able to provide testing for the feature.
فبراير 5, 2024 1 reply
Just wanted to let you know that Head & Footer Code Plugin works great. Its nice to have that available to add custom css styling to an individual page rather than going to the main style sheet. Makes it easier to find something specific applicable to a page rather than looking through a large style sheet. Nice work!
أكتوبر 18, 2023 1 reply
Apparently from the post that did not appear there was a strange space within the code. On the other pages it is found within the code, only the code disappears from the plugin drawer, I thought the code stayed written there. They can close as solved. Sorry for the inconvenience! :EITHER—–Quite a strange thing has happened, yesterday I posted the specific code to some of the blog posts adding some schema <script> code to them. I checked them with the Schema check and published them and the code was there; but today it is not there. For some reason it stopped loading; and other pages that put similar code on them, it simply disappeared. Could it have something to do with cache issues? Or I do not know? I’m sad, I thought it would work and I’ve been looking for something similar for a long time 🙁
مارس 19, 2023 1 reply
This plugin really saves you time and hassle if you need to add some code to your theme. And even better – you can change themes and the codes will stay. There was a small issue with output logic, but Aleksandar was really helpful and updated the plugin swiftly, which meant that I don’t have to waste my time on finding alternative plugin for my websites and transferring codes – so this deserves a 5*
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1.3.5 (2024-07-06)

  • Tested: PHP 8.3.7 and WordPress 6.6 with Twenty Twenty-Four theme 1.1 (Single and Multisite)
  • Change: Move the Settings link on plugins listing to 1st position

1.3.4 (2024-06-30)

  • Tested: PHP 8.3.7 and WordPress 6.5.5 with Twenty Twenty-Four theme 1.1 (Single and Multisite)
  • Change: PHP version lowered to 5.5
  • Fix: Activation on deprecated PHP or WordPress

1.3.3 (2023-07-21)

  • Tested: PHP 8.2.8 and WordPress 6.3-RC1 with Twenty Twenty-Three theme (Single and Multisite)

1.3.2 (2023-06-02)

  • Tested: on PHP 8.2.6 and WordPress 6.2.2 with Twenty Twenty-Three theme (Single and Multisite)
  • Fixed: Deprecated and Warning notices in update.php on PHP 8.2.6
  • Improve: Multisite support CodeMirror on Article and Category

1.3.1 (2023-03-18)

  • Tested: on PHP 8.1.14/8.2.1 and WordPress 6.2-RC2 with Twenty Twenty-Three theme (Single and Multisite)
  • Add: support do not add homepage in Blog Post related code on paged pages (2, 3, and so on)
  • Add: CodeEditor on textareas in article Meta boxes
  • Fix: Fatal error due to relocated plugin update file
  • Cleanup: Remove donate button from settings page
  • Improve: Security.
  • Improve: Coding Standard.

1.3.0 (2022-05-08)

  • Tested: on PHP 8.1.5 and WordPress 6.0-RC1 with Twenty Twenty-Two theme (Single and Multisite)
  • Add: Support for Categotry specific code.
  • Improve: Coding Standard.
  • Improve: Important notes on settings page.
  • Improve: README converted to MarkDown.
  • Improve: Remove PayPal logo and load minified admin stylesheet.