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Syntax Highlighter for WordPress


This 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.
Feature summary

  • 100% client side, no server dependency
  • Multiple languages support
  • Wide browser support
  • Very lightweight


  • Japanese (ja) – OKAMOTO Wataru (plugin author)
  • Dutch (nl_NL) – Rene
  • German (de_DE) – Rian Klijn
  • Simplified Chinese (zh-CN) – heartnn
  • Turkish (tr_TR) – Hakan Demiray
  • Iran (fa_IR) – mostafa soufi

If you have translated into your language, please let me know.


  1. Upload the entire syntax-highlighter folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Plugin Usage

Just wrap your code in [language], such as

code here


code here

For a list of supported languages (all widely used languages are supported).

Languages Supported

  • 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)


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Contributors & Developers

“Syntax Highlighter for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



3.0.83 – October 20, 2010

2.1.364 – February 18, 2010
Initial release.