Execute PHP in WordPress post, page and Widget Sidebar

If you are still struggling on how to insert PHP Codes inside particular blog post, page or a widget sidebar for execution; the following tutorial is for you.

Executing PHP codes in WordPress Page/Post

Installation

  1. Download phpexec.txt
  2. Rename phpexec.txt to phpexec.php
  3. Upload to /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plug-in from WordPress administration menu

Usage

Anywhere in your post/pages where you want to execute a PHP Codes, insert <phpcode> before your php codes and </phpcode> your php codes.

<phpcode>  
	<?php  
		echo "Current date and time: ";  
		echo date("l dS of F Y h:i:s A");  
	?>  
</phpcode>

Security

If you are running a blog with multiple users, you need to determine who can run this plug-in. Alter the settings in your Administration Menu. Options -> PHPExec

Executing PHP codes in WordPress widget sidebar

Installation

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Rename execphp.txt to execphp.php
  3. Upload to /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plug-in from WordPress administration menu

Usage

This plug-in work like a normal text widget except that it allows execution of PHP Codes. You can create up to 9 instances of this widget.

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