Adding stuff after the body tag in WordPress

Today I had to add some retargeting code to a site, and my research revealed that I needed to add it to the functions.php of the theme. No problem.


function jr_add_floodlight_retargeting() {
// Added 4/14/21 by EKB to put code on landing page for Floodlight campaign 
   if ( isset( $_GET['utm_source'] ) ) {
      if($_GET['utm_source'] == "ww") {
        ?>
         ... javascript code here ...
        <?php
      }
   }
} // end function jr_add_floodlight_retargeting
add_action( 'wp_body_open', 'jr_add_floodlight_retargeting' );

But then, my code wasn’t firing properly, and I discovered that the child theme was old enough that it didn’t have the necessary code in header.php. I found out from this article:

WordPress 5.2 action that every theme should use

Added that code to the theme’s header file, and away I went! Yay.

A-PDF Thumbnailer

A-PDF Thumbnailer

We’ve been working on a project with lots of PDF files, and the download manager plugin makes use of featured images for the downloads. In the past, I’ve struggled with creating thumbnails of the first page… it had been a very time-intensive process.

Then, I found A-PDF Thumbnailer!! It made creation of the thumbnails really easy. After fiddling with it for a few minutes, I was able to create high quality, properly-sized thumbnails for a big batch of PDFs. And it’s quite a bargain at $27… it saved me hours of work.

You can download the trial version to see it in action before buying. It does even more than just creating thumbnails, but I haven’t needed to do that yet. Maybe someday. For Windows only.