I’ve released many versions of Header and Footer WordPress plug-in recently without writing about it on this blog… so with today release (version 1.3.5) I want to spend some words about Header and Footer (it’s one of my preferred plug-ins).
Header and Footer is a simple plug-in that gives the blog owner full control of tracking codes (and not only) to be added on head section or footer section of bog pages.
Those tracking codes (usually supplied by Google Analytics, ClicTale, Kissmetric and many more 3rd party tools) should be inserted on head section of html pages, and they change from time to time due to tracking method improvements.
Instead of using specific plug-ins for any tracking services, with Header and Footer is easy to simply copy and past the supplied codes.
Latest versions of Header and Footer have the ability to add codes just before or after the posts o pages content: I use this feature to add AdSense code and social button. For social buttons I don’t use anymore specific plugin, because the change too quickly and they have (see Facebook) many features not always available from integration plug-in. More, adding them manually I can control the layout!
Today releases adds the snippets, a configuration area where there are five free text area where codes can be added and then referred one or more time with a tag to avoid code duplication. for example I add the social buttons before and after the post, so I created a snippet with my social button and then used the snippet reference in post header and footer configuration.