Below are our recommended options, including related articles from WPBeginner with more details.
It’s important to note that we always recommend creating a child theme before editing any of your theme files. If the theme pushes out an update and you’ve edited core theme files, your changes would be lost when the theme updates. The tutorial link referenced here on creating a child theme will give you step-by-step instructions on how to create a child theme so that you can easily add your custom code.
Creating a Site-Specific Plugin
Creating a custom plugin is very easy and you only need a text editor such as Word or NotePad in order to do this. The tutorial link shown here will walk you through multiple different ways on how to do this.
Using a Code Snippets Plugin
Using a specific plugin designed for exactly this in mind may be the easiest way for you to approach adding your custom code. This tutorial link will go into more detail on how to achieve this approach.
When adding any kind of custom code to your site, it’s important to preserve your code from unexpected events. So no matter what approach you choose, it’s a good idea to always back up your site. That way, you’ll have access to older versions of code files if needed.
Q: How does this help me with adding custom code to WPForms?
A: This tutorial isn’t specificly for WPForms code snippets but for any code snippets. Simply find which option above is easier for you to add any code snippets, including the WPForms code snippets mentioned in the Tutorials and Snippets section.