WordPress: How to Hook to After Content

There many situations a developer need to add more content to an article’s body. The most popular situations are adding social share icons and related posts. This post will introduce the hook way to add content to body’s below.

The right way to carry our this task is to hook on the_content().

Hook to every post including loop

function mytheme_add_social_icons_to_content( $content ) {    

    $content .= '<div id="social_icons_wrapper">';
    $content .= '<ul>
                    <li><a href="javascript:void(0);" data-href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u={LINK}&amp;t={TITLE}" class="Facebook"><span>Facebook</span></a></li>
                    <li><a href="javascript:void(0);" data-href="https://twitter.com/share?url={LINK}&amp;text={TITLE}" class="Twitter"><span>Twitter</span></a></li>
                    <li><a href="javascript:void(0);" data-href="http://www.linkedin.com/cws/share?url={LINK}" class="LinkedIn"><span>LinkedIn</span></a></li>
                </ul>';
    $content .= '</div>'; 

    return $content;
}
add_filter( 'the_content', 'mytheme_add_social_icons_to_content' );

Hook to single post only

is_single() is used to determine whether we need to add content to post’s single template.

function mytheme_add_social_icons_to_content( $content ) {    
    if( is_single() ) {
        $after_content = '';
        $after_content .= '<div id="social_icons_wrapper">';

        $after_content .= '<ul>
                        <li><a href="javascript:void(0);" data-href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u={LINK}&amp;t={TITLE}" class="Facebook"><span>Facebook</span></a></li>
                        <li><a href="javascript:void(0);" data-href="https://twitter.com/share?url={LINK}&amp;text={TITLE}" class="Twitter"><span>Twitter</span></a></li>
                        <li><a href="javascript:void(0);" data-href="http://www.linkedin.com/cws/share?url={LINK}" class="LinkedIn"><span>LinkedIn</span></a></li>
                    </ul>';


        $after_content .= '</div>'; 

        $content .= $after_content;
    }
    return $content;
}
add_filter( 'the_content', 'mytheme_add_social_icons_to_content' );

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