15+ List Of Top WordPress SyntaxHighlighter Plugin

In my previous post, i introduce the use of syntax highlighter and how it make the presentation of programming code beautiful and how to implement it.
If you are using WordPress, there are plugins that easily integrate syntaxHighlighting to your blog or website. Below are some of the best and top syntaxHighlighting plugins available on WP

  • Syntax Highlighter for WordPress

    Syntax Highlighter for WordPress
    his plugin easily integrates the SyntaxHighlighter by Alex Gorbatchev into WordPress. Supports AS3, Bash, C, C++, C#, ColdFusion, CSS, Delphi, diff, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, JavaFX, Perl, PHP, Plain Text, Python, PowerShell, Ruby, Scala, SQL, VB, VB.NET, XML, and (X)HTML.
    it is 100% client side, no server dependency, multiple languages support, wide browser support, very lightweight.
    To highlight your code, just wrap your code in [language], such as [php]code here[/php] or [css]code here[/css].
    supported languages are: ActionScript3 (as3), Bash/shell (bash, shell), C, C++ (cpp, c, c++), C# (csharp), ColdFusion (coldfusion), CSS (css), Delphi (delphi, pascal), diff, patch (diff, patch), Erlang (erlang), Groovy (groovy), Java (java), Java Script (javascript), JavaFX (javafx), Perl (perl), PHP (php), Plain Text (plain, text), PowerShell (powershell), Python (python), Ruby (ruby), Scala (Scala), SQL (sql), Visual Basic (vb, vbnet), XML/HTML (xml, html, xhtml, xslt).

  • Crayon Syntax Highlighter

    Crayon Syntax Highlighter
    A Syntax Highlighter built-in PHP and jQuery that supports customizable languages and themes. It can highlight from a URL, a local file or WordPress post text. Crayon makes it easy to manage Language files and define custom language elements with regular expressions.
    You can also use <pre class=”attributes” title=”something”>…</pre>
    so that: Disabling Crayon still presents the code as pre- formatted text and is readable,Enforces proper encoding of entities (&lt; in HTML view and not <), and so that the code snippets are reusable with other syntax highlighters.
    you can also use mini tags such as “[php”]code here”[/php”] or [css]code here[/css]
    Some great features i like about this plugin are:

    • button to add syntaxHighlighting right from your WordPress text editor crayon syntax highlighter tag editor
    • availability of handy list of pretty themes to style your code
    • Encoding of HTML entities are automatically taken care of.

    For full documentation on using Crayon Syntax Highlighter click here

  • Prism Syntax Highlighter

    Adds Prism Syntax Highlighting to WordPress, using custom fields for your code examples.
    It is called detached, since the code examples are not stuffed into the WYSIWYG editor, together with all the other texts and content, but they are added separately as custom fields and just referenced via short tags (like footnotes)

  • Syntax Highlighter MT

    Syntax Highlighter MT
    Provides a simple way to use the Syntax Highlighter tool from alexgorbatchev

  • Advanced Code Editor

    Advanced Code Editor
    Enables syntax highlighting in the integrated themes and plugins source code editors. Supports PHP, HTML, CSS and JS. Effectively edit your themes or plugins when you only have access to a browser, by enabling syntax highlighting in WordPress integrated source code editors. Supports PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
    Some great feature about this plugin include: Mixed language Syntax highlighting (PHP,HTML,JavaScript and CSS), Smart Search (string or regex), 11 editor themes, Multiple Undo & Redo (editor remembers all edits), AutoComplete with over 3500 WordPress Functions, Tested and Works with IE8,9,10 FF3.6 and up, chrome 8 and up, Auto format and indenting code, Ajax create & save file.

  • WP-Syntax

    WP-Syntax provides clean syntax highlighting using GeSHi supporting a wide range of popular languages. It supports highlighting with or without line numbers and maintains formatting while copying snippets of code from the browser.
    It avoids conflicts with other 3rd party plugins by running an early pre-filter and a late post-filter that substitutes and pulls the code snippets out first and then pushes them back in with highlighting at the end. The result is source code formatted and highlighted the way you intended.

  • Syntax Highlighter Compress

    Syntax Highlighter ComPress is a simple WordPress plugin, that is based on the latest Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighlighter Script. Code and source text of different mark-up or programming languages can be highlighted in WordPress.
    Most SyntaxHighlighter Scripts cause long page loading times and they are difficult to handle. The advantage of Syntax Highlighter ComPress is that only necessary brush files will be loaded dynamically. Another advantage is that your code can easily pasted into your posts, no need to replace all ‘< ‘ with ‘&lt;’.
    Supported mark-up or programming are: AppleScript, ActionScript3, Bash/shell, Coldfusion, C#, C++, CSS, Delphi, Diff, Erlang, Groovy, JavaScript, Java, JavaFX, Perl, PHP, Plain Text, Python, Ruby, Scala, SQL, Visual Basic and XML.

  • HTML Editor Syntax Highlighter

    Simple plubgin to add syntax highlighting to the HTML editor.

  • Syntax Highlighter++

    Syntax Highlighter++
    This plugin not only provides you syntax-highlighter , but also add a textarea and a button in the post page . you just have to select the language , add code to the textarea and click the ‘OK’ button , and you will get your code highlighted in your atricle. Supported Languge: Bash C C++ C# CSS Delphi Diff Erlang Groovy HTML Java Javascript Perl PHP PowerShell Python Ruby SQL VisualBasic VB.NET XML

  • Code Prettify Syntax Highlighter

    Code Prettify Syntax Highlighter
    This plugin to select blocks of code takes advantage of JavaScript-library ‘google-code-prettify’. If it is for his work simply insert frame <pre> tag with class ‘prettyprint’.
    In order to optimize the use of resources, try to use only one option – ‘Automatically replace the tags <pre> to <pre class=”prettyprint linenums”> before saving post.

  • Enlighter Syntax Highlighter

    Enlighter is a free, easy-to-use, syntax highlighting tool for WordPress. It’s build in PHP and uses the MooTools based EnlighterJS to provide a beautiful code-appearance. Using it can be as simple as adding a shortcode around your scripts which you want to highlight and Enlighter takes care of the rest. An easy to use Theme-Customizer is included to modify the build-in themes without any css knowledge! It also supports the automatic creation of tab-panes to display code-groups together (useful for multi-language examples – e.g. html+css+js)

  • JUSH JavaScript Syntax Highlighter

    JUSH JavaScript Syntax Highlighter
    JavaScript Syntax Highlighter can be used for client-side syntax highlighting of following languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, HTTP and SMTP protocol, php.ini and Apache config.
    Highlights languages embedded into each other;
    Links to documentation of all languages;
    Colors can be easily modified via CSS;
    Recognizes complete PHP syntax including __halt_compiler, heredoc, backticks, {$} variables inside strings, namespaces;
    Works in all major browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome.

    The content of all <pre class=”jush”> elements in articles and sites will be highlighted.

  • WP-GeSHi-Highlight

    Fast syntax highlighting for many languages based on GeSHi, the well-established and award-winning PHP highlighter. Simple usage. Valid HTML output.

  • Prettify GC Syntax Highlighter

    This plugin has prettify.js copied directly from google-code source browser. So your code will look exactly like it does on google-code. CSS is slightly modified to embolden keywords and types.

  • Syntax Highlighter Lite

    This plugin prettifies/beautifies/highlights source code placed inside <pre class=”prettyprint”> tags. It is a light plugin with only 2 files.

  • iG:Syntax Hiliter

    iG:Syntax Hiliter allows you to post source code to your site with syntax highlighting and formatting (as seen in code editors, IDEs). You can paste the code as is from your code editor or IDE and this plugin will take care of all the code colouring and preserve your formatting. It uses the GeSHi library to colourize your code and supports over a 100 programming languages. Most common languages are included with the plugin and it includes drop in support for more languages used by GeSHi.

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