You visit a website..but you don’t see what you’re looking for..you scroll down further, you still don’t find it!..You scroll a bit more..still nothing…you go all the way down.. And there it is! The link you’re looking for, in the website footer! The footer is like a safety net for your website. The Header is equally important as it introduces you to the visitors.
It is said that the first impression is last. When a visitor comes to your website, the first thing they notice is the header. So, it is very important to have a catchy and an informative header. The footer is often your last chance to grab your visitor’s attention.
The header and footer contain important information, links or a call to action. So it is necessary to use them to their full potential. Tweaking them is necessary because then you can add a lot more information than you could’ve if used conventionally.
Today you’ll learn about some amazing plugins that’ll help you tweak the header and footer of your WordPress theme. Not only that, some themes don’t have a header and footer, these plugins will enable you to add them as well.
Here goes the list,
Its name might be simple header footer HTML, but it has some complex application. This plugin is useful when the site admin does not have PHP execution access but any HTML/CSS/JS code is safe to accept.
Isn’t is amazing if you don’t have to actually edit your theme file to add custom JS or CSS files? WP Custom Header Footer allows you to do so.
You just have to go to the header footer option page and make the changes.
On this page, you’ll have everything available to customize your header footer without editing your theme.
Beaver Builder Header Footer is easy to use header footer builder for your website. The steps involved to create header footer are-
- Create a Header template
- Design your new header
- Publish your new design
- Choose your new design
- Check Design
Now that’s a simple procedure. Its latest version 1.1.2 even has sticky headers! Sticky headers and footers will remain visible as the user moves through the website.
Its only drawback is that it works with a limited number of themes as of now. Here is list of themes that this plugin supports-
- Beaver Builder Theme.
- Genesis Theme (and should work with most of its child themes).
- GeneratePress Theme
This plugin is extremely useful for the themes that do not have an option to insert header and footer script in your site <head> or <footer>. This is done so in order to avoid theme-lock. But, it also causes problems for many. Like, adding Google Analytics code becomes difficult, or any web analytics codes for that matter. Well, fear not because Header and Footer scripts is the solution.
With this plugin, you’ll be able to inject HTML tags, JS and CSS codes to <head> and <footer> easily. You’ll be able to easily insert codes to single post and page headers, in addition to default codes.
Adding custom scripts is a tradition for users. This plugin enables you to add without editing the files of your theme or plugin. It does so without slowing down your website. It is a simple but effective SEO plugin.
Header and Footer Scripts Inserter plugin is ready to translate (has POT files included). Its latest version 3.3 has the addition of Readme.txt file for translation contribution. As of for now, it comes in three languages, English, Polish and Russian. Also, the Ad banner is replaced by a new one in the latest update.
So, go ahead and make your website header footer unique, without much complexity. Use the above plugins to insert header and footer scripts in your WordPress theme and make your website more informative.
If you know more such plugins, please share with us by commenting below 🙂