SyntaxHighlighter Plus

Easily post source code such as PHP or HTML and display it in a styled box.

Author:Fred Wu (profile at
WordPress version required:2.0
WordPress version tested:2.7.x
Plugin version:1.0b2
Added to WordPress repository:18-12-2007
Last updated:03-06-2010
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:32 433
Active installs:200+
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SyntaxHighlighter Plus is a WordPress plugin for code syntax highlighting. It is an enhanced version of the original SyntaxHighlighter by Matt, Viper007Bond and mdawaffe. Please give them a big applause for making such a great plugin!

SyntaxHighlighter allows you to easily post syntax highlighted code all without loosing it’s formatting or making an manual changes.

It supports the following languages (the alias for use in the post is listed next to the name):

  • Bash — bash, sh
  • C++ — cpp, c, c++
  • C# — c#, c-sharp, csharp
  • CSS — css
  • Delphi — delphi, pascal
  • Diff — diff
  • Groovy — groovy
  • Java — java
  • JavaScript — js, jscript, javascript
  • Perl — perl, pl
  • PHP — php
  • Plain text — plain, text
  • Python — py, python
  • Ruby — rb, ruby, rails, ror
  • Scala — scala
  • SQL — sql
  • VB — vb,
  • XML/HTML — xml, html, xhtml, xslt

This plugin uses the SyntaxHighlighter JavaScript package by Alex Gorbatchev.

Other BBCode Methods

Find [sourcecode language='css']code here[/sourcecode] too long to type? Here’s some alternative examples:

  • [source language='css']code here[/source]
  • [code language='css']code here[/code]
  • [sourcecode lang='css']code here[/sourcecode]
  • [source lang='css']code here[/source]
  • [code lang='css']code here[/code]
  • [sourcecode='css']code here[/sourcecode]
  • [source='css']code here[/source]
  • [code='css']code here[/code]
  • [lang='css']code here[/lang]
  • [css]code here[/css] (or any of the supported language)

Note: Quotation marks around the language can be omitted for even shorter and neater syntax.