Custom Code Snippet increases your site functionality. But the biggest problem, a tiny mistake can break or dead your WordPress site. In this handy guide, I will tell you a safe and easy way to add a custom code snippet to your WordPress files such as functions.php file and many more.
WordPress code snippets are found everywhere on the web. By adding these code snippets to the functions.php file, you can increase and modify the behavior of your website.
Functions.php file contains many important information. If you do something wrong while editing the Functions.php, it can make your site unusable like syntax error or 500 internal server error. But by following this tutorial you can reduce the risk of breaking your website. Here we will show you a safe and easy way to add WordPress code snippets.
So, let’s get started…
How to Safely Add Code Snippets to Your WordPress
Code Snippets is an easy, clean and simple way to add code snippets to your site. It provides a user-friendly interface. You can activate and deactivate your added snippets just like plugins. Also, includes fields for a name, a visual editor-enabled description, tags to allow you to categorize snippets,
After activation, This will add snippets menu items to your site. To add new code snippets click on Snippets >> Add New.
Now enter a title and code snippet. Here, we are adding custom code snippets to remove Proudly Powered By WordPress links from footer. You can see screenshot below.
After adding, you can add a description and tag for your code snippets so that you can easily understand it later, for which work it was added.
Also, you can sort your CSS code snippets based on functionality.
Once done, click on the Save Changes and Activate button. This will immediately take effect on your site. But if you want to save the code snippet only and do not want to activate, click on Save Changes button.
If you make a mistake in adding your custom code snippet, it will destroy your site with syntax error or 500 internal server error. To fix this, you have to manually delete the code snippet using FTP.
Wrapping It Up
In this handy guide, I showed you how to add custom code snippets to the WordPress site using the Code Snippets plugin.
Code Snippets is an easy and best way to add code snippets to your WordPress site. It provides a user-friendly interface to manage your custom code snippets.
You can save your code snippet without activating it. Apart from this, it allows you to deactivate the code snippet at any time.
The best part is that, if you migrate your WordPress websites to another server, you can easily import all the code snippets through the Import feature. Just click on the snippet >> Import.
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