Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Best Syntax Highlighter WordPress Plugins

Author: Gagan Masoun
Best Syntax Highlighter WordPress PluginsIf you are a tech blogger and sharing codes (PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc) in WordPress blog posts in a simple way.Than I recommend you to use Syntax Highlighter WordPress Plugin for your blog posts to show the code in an syntax-highlighted.Today, I want to share some best syntax highlighter WordPress plugins with all of you.

I hope these plugins will help you in your blogging profession.You can simply install these plugins on your WordPress blog.

See Also - Upload/Install Plugins From WordPress Dashboard

Best Syntax Highlighter WordPress Plugins

If your blog providing any tutorials, programming stuff, code snippets etc then it is recommended to use any of the plugins in the below list.

1.SyntaxHighlighter Evolved

It is the most downloaded syntax highlighter WordPress plugin created by Alex (Viper007Bond). This plugin allows you to simply post syntax-highlighted code to your WordPress blog without losing it’s formatting or making any manual changes.Wrapping the code between [language] – [/language] tags will do the jobHere is the live demo.

SyntaxHighlighter Evolved

Download From WordPress.org (191,426 Downloads)


WP-Syntax is another most popular WordPress plugin.Download count (204,243) of this plugin is more than SyntaxHighlighter Evolved mentioned above.It provides clean and perfect code output inside articles. Wrapping the code between <pre> - </pre> helps to display the code.

WP-Syntax WordPress Plugin

Download From WordPress.org (204,243 Downloads)

3.Syntax Highlighter For WordPress

Syntax Highlighter For WordPress plugin works on JavaScript.You can use this plugin in multiple language. If you want to show code by using this plugin than you need to wrap the code between [language] – [/language] tags.Almost all popular programming languages are supported by this plugin.

Syntax Highlighter For WordPress

Download From WordPress.org (30,344 Downloads)

4.Syntax Highlighter Compress

Syntax Highlighter ComPress is a plugin for code syntax highlighting for your WordPress blog. It loads fast on the blog and code can pasted easily into articles.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. Supported language by this plugin - English, German and Romanian.

Syntax Highlighter Compress
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Download From WordPress.org (14,848 Downloads)


Wp-SynHighlight is a WordPress syntax highlighter plugin that supports 116 programming languages.Plugin provides syntax highlighting in posts and comments. Many other options are available to customize code highlighting.
WP-SynHighlight WordPress Plugin

Download From WordPress.org (13,735 Downloads)

Now, its time to choose best code/syntax highlighter plugin from above list. If you want us to help you in doing so, please leave a comment.If you think there is another best syntax highlighter plugin available, share with us :) 


  1. Where is "Crayon"? Try it. Its one of the best syntax highlighter for Wordpress.

    1. Thanks a lot for your awesome suggestion Mr.Sudip Majhi ... I will update this article soon with "Crayon"...

      Always keep in touch with us :)