20+ Syntax Highlighter Plugins For WordPress
Syntax Highlighter doesn’t actually require a plugin for a direct usage. But, you know that WordPress users are overjoyed by the fact that they have lots of plugins from various developers. I too am overjoyed to share those wonderful easy to use plugins to my audience today.
If you don’t know what exactly is Syntax highlighter, then here is the official sites to know about it:
Syntax Highlighter was designed by Alex Gorbatchev for the first time to enable the designers and coders to show off their wonderful codes on the web pages using a stylish coded syntax.
Here is the list of plugins I’ve found via browsing:
1. SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER COMPRESS
Syntax Highlighter Compress is a simple wordpress plugin, that is based on the latest Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighlighter Script. This is very light-weight plugin.
2. WP SYNTAXHIGHLIGHTER
WP SyntaxHighlighter plugin is based on the the script from Alex Gorbatchev. This plugin has lots of options to configure. It also has a huge number of supported languages and scripts.
3. SYNTAXHIGHLIGHTER EVOLVED
SyntaxHighlighter Evolved is a plugin which helps in formatting your code with the code syntax easily and quickly.
4. GOOGLE SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER FOR WORDPRESS
Google Syntax Highlighter for wordpress is a wordpress plugin adapted from Alex Gorbatchev’s syntax highlighting scripts. This plugin has an option for us to take a print of the code as well.
5. CRAYON SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER
Crayon Syntax Highlighter is a nice one if you like different themes for your codes and backgrounds. The codes looks awesome with different colors.
6. AUTO SYNTAXHIGHLIGHTER
Auto Syntax Highlighter is a simple and easy to use plugin for WordPress. It can automatically detect the code type and loads only the required scripts or files.
7. SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER MT
Syntax Highlighter MT is yet another wordpress plugin for syntax highlighting. The codes looks awesome in this with different colors.
8. BETTER WORDPRESS SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER
This plugin allows you to highlight code syntax in your posts. There are plenty of options to choose.
9. PRETTIFY GC SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER
10. EASY GOOGLE SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER
An implementation of Alex Gorbachev’s Google Syntax Highlighter with a front end to allow configuration.
SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER USING GeSHi Highlight System
11. DEVELOPER FORMATTER
12. WP SYNTAX
WP-Syntax provides clean syntax highlighting for embedding source code within pages or posts.
Code Snippet is WordPress plugin for displaying code with highlighting in blog posts using the GeSHi engine.
14. CODE COLORER
CodeColorer is a plugin developed using GeSHi engine for code highlighting.
15. DEAN’S CODE HIGHLIGHTER
This WordPress plugin using Geshi to highlight source code in a wide range of popular languages.it aims to be a simple but powerful code highlighting plugin
OTHER CODE HIGHLIGHTERS NOT ADAPTED FROM ALEX’S SCRIPTS:
16. FV CODE HIGHLIGHTER
17. WP CODE BOX
WP-CodeBox provides clean syntax highlighting and AJAX advanced features for embedding source code within pages or posts. It support wide range of popular languages.
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18. SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER PLUS
SyntaxHighlighter Plus is a WordPress plugin for code syntax highlighting. It is an enhanced version of the original SyntaxHighlighter by Matt, Viper007Bond and mdawaffe. Uses Alex’s Scripts.
Visit download source.
19. ALEX SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER – THEME HIGHLIGHTER
Alex Syntax Highlighter highlights code in the theme editor for easier understanding.
20. SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER & CODE COLORIZER
This is a wordpress syntax highlighting plugin. It is simple and probably one of the best syntax highlighters in the market.
Visit Download Source.
21. SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER TinyMCE BUTTON
“SyntaxHighlighter TinyMCE Button” provides buttons for Visual Editor and will help to type <pre> tag for SyntaxHighlighter.
This plugin can work only with the default visual editor(TinyMCE). Other visual editors are not supported.
This plugin is designed to work with a plugin based on Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighlighter Ver, 2.0 or higher.
Visit Download Source to learn more.
22. HTML EDITOR SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER
Add syntax highlighting to the Post/Page HTML editor.
Syntax highlighting or code highlighting can be sometimes important if your website is full of code snippets with lots of coding tutorials. It not only helps the visitor identify the codes but it makes the code content look professional and elegant.
Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome. If you have some other good syntax highlighters, please let us know by commenting below.