While building great plugins (and themes) is the main part of what we do here at pluginhero.com, we also provide support to our wonderful customers – and we’re quite proud that we go to great lengths to make sure our products work correctly for everyone.

Sometimes there are complications caused by local customisation in a specific installation of WordPress (generally these are when someone has made or is making their own theme) and we do our best to work with our customers to resolve these problems.

However, over the last couple of months, a persistent problem has emerged – something we’ve seen several times – and that is the omission of a call to wp_footer() in the footer of themes. Read about wp_footer in the WordPress codex.

Essentially, what we mean is this: Please make sure that you include a call to wp_footer() just before the closing body tag in your footer template(s). Sometimes we need to pop a script include (or a bit of JavaScript) in at the end of the page – often we work around this by executing code when the document is ready, but sometimes that’s not possible and we really need an include to be at the end.

Besides, there are going to be cases where a plugin needs to modify the footer (or your customers will want to do so, if you’re a theme author). So please don’t miss it out!