WordPress, one of the most popular Content Management Systems[CMS] is my personal favorite. I have been using it for the last 6 months. Take a look at these websites:

  1. TechPassion
  2. aBacus
  3. Prodigy

With wp taking care of the backend, all I had to do was design a CSS for a theme framework. But then came a time, when the default wp features were just not enough! For instance, if I wish to include custom fields in the registration page, there is no option in the wp admin panel to do this. Then, I came to know about plugins. Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. However, there were some situations in which I couldn’t find a plugin that met my requirements. So I started to learn more about plugins, modified them [since they are GPLv2 Compatible] and installed them in my sites.

After developing a number of sites powered by WordPress, I noticed that I had to use the same action hooks to do some basic stuff like adding custom content to the header, footer and body. So I thought, why not develop a plugin with these features so that all the wp users can use it.

I started developing a plugin which lets the admin add custom code/content to different object types. Thanks to 12 part “How to Write a WordPress Plugin” at DevLounge.net by Ronald Huereca, I was able to successfully develop my first WordPress plugin:

CJ Custom Content

WordPress plugin page: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cj-custom-content/

An easy way to add custom code to your object types (pages, posts)

The goal of this plugin is to help you include custom content with ease. Your HTML code (or JS) can be included various parts of the wordpress page/post such as

    • Header [Good for tracking codes such as Google Analytics]
    • Footer [Ideal for social networking site’s integration code]

    • Body

    • Top (or) Bottom of the post

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3



  1. Install through the WordPress admin or upload the plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the CJ Custom Content menu under Settings tab.

Download the plugin

[Size: 210 Kb]

Source code

Plugin Name: CJ Custom Content
Plugin URI: http://www.shibulijack.wordpress.com/cj-custom-content
Version: 2.0
Author: Shibu Lijack a.k.a CyberJack
Author URI: http://www.shibulijack.wordpress.com
Description: A Simple wp plugin to <strong>add custom content</strong> to wordpress pages. Custom html code can be added to the header, footer, body of all posts & pages, top and bottom of posts. With this plugin installed, it is very easy to insert scripts such as analytics track code, social networking sites integration snippet etc… via <a href="options-general.php?page=cj-custom-content.php">CJ Custom Content Settings</a> page.

  Copyright 2012 Shibu Lijack (email: shibulijack@gmail.com)

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, as 
    published by the Free Software Foundation.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    GNU General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
    Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA

if (!function_exists("cjPluginSeriesContent_ap")) 
function cjPluginSeriesContent_ap() {
global $cj_pluginSeries_content;
if (!isset($cj_pluginSeries_content)) {
return; }
if (function_exists('add_options_page')) 
add_options_page('CJ Custom Content | Shibu Lijack', 'CJ Custom Content', 9, basename(__FILE__), array(&$cj_pluginSeries_content, 'printAdminPage')); }

if (!class_exists("cjPluginSeriesContent")) 
class cjPluginSeriesContent
	var $adminOptionsName = "cjPluginSeriesContentAdminOptions";
	function cjPluginSeriesContent() { 
	function cjPluginSeriesContent_settings_link($links) {
	$links[] = '<a href="'.admin_url('options-general.php?page=cj-custom-content').'">'.__('Settings', 'CJ Custom Content').'</a>';
	return $links;
	function addHeaderCode() { 
	$head = get_option($this->adminOptionsName);
	$opt_head = stripslashes($head['h_code']);
	$condition = $head['show_header'];
	<!-- CJ Custom Header Code -->
	<?php }
	function addFooterCode() { 
	$foot = get_option($this->adminOptionsName);
	$opt_foot = stripslashes($foot['f_code']);
	$condition = $foot['show_footer'];
	<!-- CJ Custom Footer Code -->
	<?php }
	//HTML body code
	function addContent($content = '') {
	$new = get_option($this->adminOptionsName);
	$opt_value = $new['content'];
	$condition = $new['add_content'];
		$content .= $opt_value; 
	return $content; 
	function addContentPostB($content = '') {
	if (is_single())
	$postb = get_option($this->adminOptionsName);
	$opt_postb = $postb['pb_code'];
	$condition = $postb['show_postb'];
		$content .= $opt_postb; }
	return $content; 
	function addContentPostT($content = '') {
	if (is_single())
	$postt = get_option($this->adminOptionsName);
	$opt_postt = $postt['pt_code'];
	$condition = $postt['show_postt'];
		$content = $opt_postt.$content;
	return $content; 
	function authorUpperCase($author = '') {
	return strtoupper($author);
	//Admin options
	function getAdminOptions() {
	$cjAdminOptions = array('show_header' => 'true', 'show_footer' => 'true', 'show_postb' => 'true', 'show_postt' => 'true', 'add_content' => 'true', 'comment_author' => 'true', 'content' => '' , 'h_code' => '' , 'f_code' => '' , 'pb_code' => '' , 'pt_code' => '');
	$cjOptions = get_option($this->adminOptionsName); 
	if (!empty($cjOptions)) {
	foreach ($cjOptions as $key => $option) $cjAdminOptions[$key] = $option;
	update_option($this->adminOptionsName, $cjAdminOptions); return $cjAdminOptions;
	function init() 
	//Print the admin page
	function printAdminPage() {
	$cjOptions = $this->getAdminOptions();
	if (isset($_POST['update_cjPluginSeriesContentSettings'])) 
	if (isset($_POST['cjHeader'])) { $cjOptions['show_header'] = $_POST['cjHeader']; }
	if (isset($_POST['cjFooter'])) { $cjOptions['show_footer'] = $_POST['cjFooter']; }
	if (isset($_POST['cjPostT'])) { $cjOptions['show_postt'] = $_POST['cjPostT']; }
	if (isset($_POST['cjPostB'])) { $cjOptions['show_postb'] = $_POST['cjPostB']; }
	if (isset($_POST['cjAddContent'])) { $cjOptions['add_content'] = $_POST['cjAddContent']; }
	if (isset($_POST['cjAuthor'])) { $cjOptions['comment_author'] = $_POST['cjAuthor']; }
	if (isset($_POST['cjContent'])) { $cjOptions['content'] = apply_filters('content_save_pre',$_POST['cjContent']); }
	if (isset($_POST['cjHeadContent'])) { $cjOptions['h_code'] = apply_filters('content_save_pre',$_POST['cjHeadContent']); }
	if (isset($_POST['cjFootContent'])) { $cjOptions['f_code'] = apply_filters('content_save_pre',$_POST['cjFootContent']); }
	if (isset($_POST['cjContentPostT'])) { $cjOptions['pt_code'] = apply_filters('content_save_pre',$_POST['cjContentPostT']); }
	if (isset($_POST['cjContentPostB'])) { $cjOptions['pb_code'] = apply_filters('content_save_pre',$_POST['cjContentPostB']); }
	update_option($this->adminOptionsName, $cjOptions);
	<div class="updated"><p><strong><?php _e("Settings Updated.","cjPluginSeriesContent");?></strong></p></div>
	<?php } ?>
<div class=wrap>
<form method="post" action="<?php echo $_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"]; ?>">
<?php screen_icon( 'plugins' ); ?><h2>CJ Custom Content</h2>
<br><a href="https://shibulijack.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/cj-custom-content/" target="_blank" class="button-secondary">Visit Plugin Page</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/CJ-Custom-Content-wp-Plugin/354642587888416" target="_blank" class="button-secondary">Facebook</a><br>
<br>Plugin developed by <a href="mailto:shibulijack@gmail.com">Shibu Lijack</a></br>

<table class="widefat">
<th  >Custom Header Content:</th>
<th>Custom Footer Content:</th>
<td width="50%"  ><textarea name="cjHeadContent" style="width: 90%; height: 100px;"><?php
'cjPluginSeriesContent') ?></textarea><p>Places the code between < head > and < /head ><br><i>Example: Google Analytics Tracking Code</i></p></td>
<td width="50%"><textarea name="cjFootContent" style="width: 90%; height: 100px;"><?php
'cjPluginSeriesContent') ?></textarea>
<p>Places the code just above < /body ><br><i>Example: Social Networking sites integration code</i></p></td>
<tr><td  ><h3>Enable Custom Header?</h3>
<p><label for="cjHeader_yes"><input type="radio"
id="cjHeader_yes" name="cjHeader" value="true" <?php if ($cjOptions['show_header'] == "true") { _e('checked="checked"', "cjPluginSeriesContent"); }?> /> Yes</label>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<label for="cjHeader_no"><input type="radio" id="cjHeader_no" name="cjHeader" value="false" <?php if ($cjOptions['show_header'] == "false") { _e('checked="checked"', "cjPluginSeriesContent"); }?>/> No</label></p>
<p><i>Selecting "No" will disable the custom code inserted in the header</i></p><br></td>
<td><h3>Enable Custom Footer?</h3>
<p><label for="cjFooter_yes"><input type="radio"
id="cjFooter_yes" name="cjFooter" value="true" <?php if ($cjOptions['show_footer'] == "true") { _e('checked="checked"', "cjPluginSeriesContent"); }?> /> Yes</label>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<label for="cjFooter_no"><input type="radio" id="cjHeader_no" name="cjFooter" value="false" <?php if ($cjOptions['show_footer'] == "false") { _e('checked="checked"', "cjPluginSeriesContent"); }?>/> No</label></p>
<p><i>Selecting "No" will disable the custom code inserted in the footer</i></p><br></td>

<table class="widefat">
<th colspan="2">Custom Body Content:</th>
<td width="50%"><textarea name="cjContent" style="width: 90%; height: 100px;"><?php
'cjPluginSeriesContent') ?></textarea>
<p>Places the code between < body > and < /body > in all the pages and posts.</p></td>
<td width="50%"><h4>Enable Custom Page/Post Content?</h4>
<p><label for="cjAddContent_yes"><input type="radio" id="cjAddContent_yes" name="cjAddContent" value="true" <?php if ($cjOptions['add_content'] == "true") { _e('checked="checked"', "cjPluginSeriesContent"); }?> /> Yes</label>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<label for="cjAddContent_no"><input type="radio" id="cjAddContent_no" name="cjAddContent" value="false" <?php if ($cjOptions['add_content'] == "false") { _e('checked="checked"', "cjPluginSeriesContent"); }?>/> No</label></p>
<p><i>Selecting "No" will disable the content from being added into the end of every post/page.</i></p><br></td>

<table class="widefat">
<tr><th  >Custom Post Content[TOP]:</th>
<th>Custom Post Content[BOTTOM]:</th></tr></thead>
<td width="50%"  ><textarea name="cjContentPostT" style="width: 90%; height: 100px;"><?php
'cjPluginSeriesContent') ?></textarea>
<p>Places the code at the <strong>top</strong> of every single post but not on pages.</p></td>
<td width="50%"><textarea name="cjContentPostB" style="width: 90%; height: 100px;"><?php
'cjPluginSeriesContent') ?></textarea>
<p>Places the code at the <strong>bottom</strong> of every single post but not on pages.</p>
<td  ><h4>Enable Custom Post Content?</h4>
<p><label for="cjAddContentPT_yes"><input type="radio" id="cjAddContentPT_yes" name="cjPostT" value="true" <?php if ($cjOptions['show_postt'] == "true") { _e('checked="checked"', "cjPluginSeriesContent"); }?> /> Yes</label>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<label for="cjAddContentPT_no"><input type="radio" id="cjAddContentPT_no" name="cjPostT" value="false" <?php if ($cjOptions['show_postt'] == "false") { _e('checked="checked"', "cjPluginSeriesContent"); }?>/> No</label></p>
<p><i>Selecting "No" will disable the content from being added into the top of every post.</i></p><br></td>
<td><h4>Enable Custom Post Content?</h4>
<p><label for="cjAddContentPB_yes"><input type="radio" id="cjAddContentPB_yes" name="cjPostB" value="true" <?php if ($cjOptions['show_postb'] == "true") { _e('checked="checked"', "cjPluginSeriesContent"); }?> /> Yes</label>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<label for="cjAddContentPB_no"><input type="radio" id="cjAddContentPB_no" name="cjPostB" value="false" <?php if ($cjOptions['show_postb'] == "false") { _e('checked="checked"', "cjPluginSeriesContent"); }?>/> No</label></p>
<p><i>Selecting "No" will disable the content from being added into the bottom of every post/page.</i></p><br></td>

<div class="submit">
<input type="submit" class="button-primary" name="update_cjPluginSeriesContentSettings" value="<?php _e('Update Settings', 'cjPluginSeriesContent') ?>" /></div></form></div>

if (class_exists("cjPluginSeriesContent")) 
	$cj_pluginSeries_content = new cjPluginSeriesContent();

//Actions and Filters
if (isset($cj_pluginSeries_content)) {
add_action('activate_cj/cj-custom-content.php', array(&$cj_pluginSeries_content, 'init'));
add_action('admin_menu', 'cjPluginSeriesContent_ap');
add_action('wp_head', array(&$cj_pluginSeries_content, 'addHeaderCode'), 1);
add_action('wp_footer', array(&$cj_pluginSeries_content, 'addFooterCode'), 1);
add_filter('the_content', array(&$cj_pluginSeries_content, 'addContent'));
add_filter('the_content', array(&$cj_pluginSeries_content, 'addContentPostB'));
add_filter('the_content', array(&$cj_pluginSeries_content, 'addContentPostT'));
add_filter('plugin_action_links_'.plugin_basename(__FILE__), array(&$cj_pluginSeries_content, 'cjPluginSeriesContent_settings_link'), 10, 1);