How to properly enter or embed Javascript in WordPress

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The use of blogs or web pages to write content is becoming more popular and frequent . Many people use platforms of this type to write about work, personal interests, opinion forums and even to write about their lives.

Most of these systems focused on content creation, in addition to allowing you to enter text and write whatever you want, they also allow you to insert images and videos, which gives you a more complete experience.


There are many programs for this. Like Bloggers, websitebuilder.com , Wix, Site123, Weeby, among others. But in this article we will talk about it specifically: WordPress, one of the main web pages when it comes to blogging and content management. One of the most complete since you can install templates or themes , in addition you will also learn how to correctly put or enter Javascript in WordPress.


First, let's learn a little more about what it is WordPress, if you don't already know it, and we'll also look at what Javascript is all about and how it relates to WordPress and web page design.

      What is WordPress?

      As mentioned earlier, this is an internet site primarily focused on creating web pages. It initially gained popularity in blog creation but over time it has positioned itself as one of the leading tools for creation of commercial web pages.

      One of the biggest advantages of this web builder is that it is designed so that anyone with no experience can use it. Its design and operation are quite simple, so you don't need to know much to start using it.


      In the past, creating a web page it was a tedious and complicated task. In fact it was necessary to know programming so that not everyone could do it.


      However, WordPress and other similar software they have allowed any user to create content with a visual interface, quickly and easily and without the need for coding knowledge, all this is also made much easier by installing the visual composer plugin. So anyone who wants to create a blog or website can do it.

      What is JavaScript?

      If you've never heard of Javascript, you might be wondering what it has to do with WordPress. Well, the first thing you need to know is that javascript is a programming language that is usually used to create dynamic web pages.

      When we talk about dynamic web pages, we are referring to those that incorporate effects such as text that appears and disappears, animations or other actions that are controlled with buttons.

      Almost all browsers have the option to enable the use of Javascript, so you won't have any problems using it in yours favorite browser .

      Javascript makes it possible for a simple and ordinary page to become a truly eye-catching page that attracts the largest number of users. Other than that, using it is not complicated and worth a try.

      So, in order for your web page to look better and have attractive effects and animations, you must includere Javascript in WordPress . How to insert Javascript and actually do it right? In the next block you will learn how.


      How to embed Javascript in WordPress?


      To start using Javascript in WordPress in the correct way, you just have to follow the steps that you will see below.

      Step 1

      The first thing you need to do is make sure that the template you are using has Javascript embedding functionality built in.


      You can do this by going to the theme options and checking that a section for inserting scripts appears at the end. You can also go to the "Voices" option then "All Voices" and make sure there is a section to put the scripts in.

      Step 2

      You can also insert them via a plugin. To do this you must install it and you will find it in the "Tools" menu. Once there you will find several options and sections, including scripting.


      And if you go to the option again "All Voices" , you will see that one of the sections will be the plugin you have installed and you can also add or insert scripts. It should be noted that custom buttons can also be added to an entry if plug-in

      In these two simple ways you can put Javascript in your WordPress to transform your web page into an attractive and attractive site.

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