10 Best Syntax/Code Highlighter Plugin in WordPress

Have you ever tried adding code directly in your WordPress Text Editor? Well it’s quite annoying that it does not format your code correctly and it looks nonsense in browser display, don’t worry folks your problem solve now.

Code or Syntax Highlighter is a tool use to emphasized codes in HTML display, this will help improve the readability of the code or content you write and it help to user/developer easily understand by directly seeing the well-formed code you add.

Here I have list the best Syntax highlighter that I can recommend to help you beatify your code presentation, all these plugins are quite easy to use and handy. Checks them out and pick the one that you see suit your need.

1. Crayon Syntax Highlighter

This one that I currently used here in my site.

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.

2. CodeColorer

CodeColorer is the plugin which allows you to insert code snippets into the post with nice syntax highlighting.

3. Developer Formatter

Create a better display of codes on your page/blog. For everybody that publish examples, source-code and some tips about a specific language. This plugin do use of GeSHi highlight system, so you will have support for more then 110 languages, including PHP, ASP, Html, JavaScript, CSS, Java, Python, Delphi, C++, C, Visual Basic and much more.

4. Prettify GC Syntax Highlighter

This plugin has prettify.js copied (unmodified) directly from google-code source browser. So your code will look exactly like it does on google-code.

5. WP Code Highlight

WP Code Highlight provides syntax highlighting of source code snippets and it is W3C valid. Wrap code blocks with and. It provides a code button(HTML editor) to help you insert code in articles easily.

6. SyntaxHighlighter Plus

SyntaxHighlighter Plus is a WordPress plugin for code syntax highlighting.
SyntaxHighlighter allows you to easily post syntax highlighted code all without loosing it’s formatting or making an manual changes.

7. FV Code Highlighter

This plugin supports the highlighting of CSS, (x)HTML, JavaScript, XML and PHP. The default tag-highlighter color scheme uses the same colors Adobe’s Dreamweaver is using. This makes it easy for your visitors to recognize what type of codes you wrote. These colors can be changed to your liking in the WPadmin section of your blog.

8. CodeHighlighter

This plugin is a syntax highlighter for source code. It uses GeSHi as fontifier engine.

9. Syntax Highlighter Evolved

SyntaxHighlighter Evolved allows you to easily post syntax-highlighted code to your site without losing it’s formatting or making any manual changes.

10. WP Chili

Easy code highlighting for WordPress with Chili

Hope you enjoy the list.

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