WordPress Execute PHP Code Snippet

Want to execute PHP in a WordPress text widget? Yet another helpful snippet!

function execute_php($html){
     if(strpos($html,"< "."?php")!==false){
     return $html;

UPDATE 9/12/2011: The prior code I was using here wasn’t cutting it for some reason – thanks to Emanuele Feronato for this awesome chunk of code!

Just add this to your theme functions.php file to automatically execute PHP in WordPress text widget. I had run across a plugin back when I started working in WordPress that would do this, but let’s face it, it’s yet one more plugin. And if I remember correctly, it didn’t work quite right or predictably.

Happy Friday!  Hope everyone does well against Hurricane Irene!

Author: Eric Erickson

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