I have a function in my functions file where i output Google Analytics code.

    function mytheme_trackingcode(){
    $mytheme_option = mytheme_get_global_options();
    $tracking_code = $mytheme_option['tracking_code_head'];
        echo '$tracking_code';
add_action('wp_head', 'mytheme_trackingcode');

The problem is that the output comes right after the tag. I'm not sure what the problem is? wp_head is placed last in head-section.

  • Can you post the portion of the code that does wp_head()?
    – mor7ifer
    Mar 18, 2012 at 17:15
  • i'm not sure i understand your question. wp_head is a core WordPress action.
    – andeersg
    Mar 18, 2012 at 17:20
  • Yes, a core action executed by wp_head(), which must be called at the correct time by your theme...typically in header.php.
    – mor7ifer
    Mar 18, 2012 at 17:23

1 Answer 1


'$tracking_code' ist just a string. It closes <head> automatically. So, no, it doesn’t come after the head, you just failed to use source view. Firebug and similar tools show just the rendered DOM, that’s not good enough.

Fix: echo $tracking_code;.

  • I removed the ' and tried again, but i discovered a new problem, WordPress strips the <script> tags.
    – andeersg
    Mar 18, 2012 at 17:35
  • @andeersg No, it doesn’t. I’m 100% sure.
    – fuxia
    Mar 18, 2012 at 18:05
  • I checked again and tried with the "esc_js" function when i save the code. Then the script tags was included, but the code gets " around the code and it is outputed after body tag.
    – andeersg
    Mar 18, 2012 at 18:10
  • Then your save function is wrong, not the output.
    – fuxia
    Mar 18, 2012 at 18:14
  • I'm googling alot now, but can anyone point me in the direction of the function recommended for saving inline-javascript and outputing it?
    – andeersg
    Mar 18, 2012 at 18:17

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