PHP Code

A quick guide about the option "PHP Code". How to use PHP Code for page/post.

The PHP code option of the WP Coder plugin empowers you to inject custom PHP scripts into your WordPress page/post where the shortcode is used. With this utility, you can extend your site’s functionality and tailor backend operations to suit your specific needs.

PHP is a versatile scripting language that can be employed for numerous tasks on your website, including custom post types, user authentication processes, handling form submissions, and more sophisticated server-side functions.

To harness the PHP Code feature, ensure that the WP Coder plugin is activated on your site. Navigate to the WP Coder settings within your WordPress admin panel. Here, you’ll discover an exclusive PHP code editor to craft or insert your custom PHP scripts. Once you submit your PHP code and save the configurations, your custom scripts will take effect on your webpage.

Bear in mind, while PHP is a robust scripting language, it must be utilized with care. Improper or excessive PHP can lead to performance bottlenecks or interfere with other functionalities on your website. Always thoroughly review your PHP scripts for errors before deployment.

WPCoder PHP code

How to use the PHP code

Enhance your frontend with dynamic data by embedding PHP script outputs into your HTML. Utilize the {{$any_variable}} syntax within your HTML to display values returned from PHP scripts.

With the WPCoder plugin, injecting PHP’s dynamic capabilities into your HTML is straightforward. Here’s how to do it:

Returning Values:

To display a PHP value on the frontend, assign the desired output to a variable in your PHP code:

$any_variable = 'Some Text';

In your HTML, reference this variable using double curly braces:

<div class="some-class">{{$any_variable}}</div>

Using Functions and Loops:

Harness the power of PHP functions and loops to process and prepare content for display.


Define a function that processes your data and returns the result:

$some_result = get_some_result();
function get_some_result() {
  // some code;
  return $result;


Iterate over arrays to compile HTML strings:

$some_array = array();
$content = '';
foreach($some_array as $value){
  $content .= '<li>'.esc_html($value).'</li>';

Inserting in HTML:

To display the content generated by your PHP code, place the corresponding variable in your HTML:

<div class="some-class">{{$content}}</div>


Best Practices:

  • Sanitization: Ensure to sanitize all output with appropriate WordPress functions, like esc_html(), to prevent XSS attacks and maintain a secure site.
  • Performance: Efficient PHP coding is fundamental. Overuse or complex operations can slow down your site, so optimize your scripts for the best performance.
  • Error Checking: Thoroughly test your PHP code for errors before applying it to prevent site disruptions.

By following this documentation, you can seamlessly integrate PHP into your site’s frontend with WPCoder, giving life to static pages with dynamic content.