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CodeColorer is a syntax highlighting plugin which allows to insert code
snippets into blog posts. Supports color themes, code in RSS, comments.

Author:Dmytro Shteflyuk (profile at
WordPress version required:4.0
WordPress version tested:6.2.2
Plugin version:0.10.1
Added to WordPress repository:09-04-2007
Last updated:29-05-2023
Rating, %:98
Rated by:11
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Total downloads:121 697
Active installs:1 000+
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CodeColorer is the plugin which allows you to insert code snippets into the post with nice syntax highlighting.

Plugin based on GeSHi library, which supports most languages. CodeColorer has various nice features:

  • syntax highlighting in RSS feeds
  • syntax highlighting of a single line of code (inline)
  • syntax highlighting of code in comments
  • line numbers
  • automatic links to the documentation inserting
  • code block intelligent scroll detection (short code would have a short block, for a long one the block height would be fixed and a scrollbar would appear)
  • predefined color themes (Slush & Poppies, Blackboard, Dawn, Mac Classic, Twitlight, Vibrant Ink, Railscasts, Solarized Light, Solarized Dark)
  • syntax colors customization in CSS file
  • code protect from mangling by WordPress (for example, quotes, double-dashes, and others would look just right as you entered)


If you have any suggestions, found a bug, wanted to contribute a translation to your language, or just wanted to say “thank you”,– feel free to email me Promise, I will answer every email I received.

If you want to contribute your code, see the Development section under the Other Notes tab.

Supported languages

Here is list of supported by CodeColorer languages: 4cs, 6502acme, 6502kickass, 6502tasm, 68000devpac, abap, actionscript, actionscript3, ada, aimms, algol68, apache, applescript, apt_sources, arm, asm, asp, asymptote, autoconf, autohotkey, autoit, avisynth, awk, bascomavr, bash, basic4gl, batch, bf, biblatex, bibtex, blitzbasic, bnf, boo, c, c_loadrunner, c_mac, c_winapi, caddcl, cadlisp, ceylon, cfdg, cfm, chaiscript, chapel, cil, clojure, cmake, cobol, coffeescript, cpp-qt, cpp-winapi, cpp, csharp, css, cuesheet, d, dart, dcl, dcpu16, dcs, delphi, diff, div, dos, dot, e, ecmascript, eiffel, email, epc, erlang, euphoria, ezt, f1, falcon, fo, fortran, freebasic, freeswitch, fsharp, gambas, gdb, genero, genie, gettext, glsl, gml, gnuplot, go, groovy, gwbasic, haskell, haxe, hicest, hq9plus, html4strict, html5, icon, idl, ini, inno, intercal, io, ispfpanel, j, java, java5, javascript, jcl, jquery, julia, julia, kixtart, klonec, klonecpp, kotlin, latex, lb, ldif, lisp, llvm, locobasic, logtalk, lolcode, lotusformulas, lotusscript, lscript, lsl2, lua, m68k, magiksf, make, mapbasic, mathematica, matlab, mercury, metapost, mirc, mk-61, mmix, modula2, modula3, mpasm, mxml, mysql, nagios, netrexx, newlisp, nginx, nimrod, nsis, oberon2, objc, objeck, ocaml-brief, ocaml, octave, oobas, oorexx, oracle11, oracle8, oxygene, oz, parasail, parigp, pascal, pcre, per, perl, perl6, pf, phix, php-brief, php, pic16, pike, pixelbender, pli, plsql, postgresql, postscript, povray, powerbuilder, powershell, proftpd, progress, prolog, properties, providex, purebasic, pycon, pys60, python, q, qbasic, qml, racket, rails, rbs, rebol, reg, rexx, robots, rpmspec, rsplus, ruby, rust, sas, sass, scala, scheme, scilab, scl, sdlbasic, smalltalk, smarty, spark, sparql, sql, standardml, stonescript, swift, systemverilog, tcl, tclegg, teraterm, texgraph, text, thinbasic, tsql, twig, typoscript, unicon, upc, urbi, uscript, vala, vb, vbnet, vbscript, vedit, verilog, vhdl, vim, visualfoxpro, visualprolog, whitespace, whois, winbatch, xbasic, xml, xojo, xorg_conf, xpp, xyscript, yaml, z80, zxbasic.


Sources of this plugin are available both in SVN and Git:

Feel free to check them out, make your changes and send me patches or pull requests. Promise, I will apply every patch (of course, if they add a value to the product). Email for patches, suggestions, or bug reports:

If you’re interested in translating CodeColorer to your language, please check out the translation page for the plugin.


Syntax coloring is highly customizable: you could change the color scheme for all languages or a specific language. You could find CodeColorer CSS in wp-content/plugins/codecolorer/codecolorer.css file. To change colors for all languages edit lines below Color scheme section.

There is simple mapping exists between Textmate color themes and CodeColorer ones:

/* "Slush & Poppies" color scheme (default) */
.codecolorer-container, .codecolorer { color: #000000; background-color: #F1F1F1; }
/* Comment */
.codecolorer .co0, .codecolorer .co1, .codecolorer .co2, .codecolorer .co3, .codecolorer .co4, .codecolorer .coMULTI { color: #406040; font-style: italic; }
/* Constant */
.codecolorer .nu0, .codecolorer .re3 { color: #0080A0; }
/* String */
.codecolorer .st0, .codecolorer .st_h, .codecolorer .es0, .codecolorer .es1 { color: #C03030; }
/* Entity */
.codecolorer .me1, .codecolorer .me2 { color: #0080FF; }
/* Keyword */
.codecolorer .kw1, .codecolorer .kw2, .codecolorer .sy1 { color: #2060A0; }
/* Storage */
.codecolorer .kw3, .codecolorer .kw4, .codecolorer .kw5, .codecolorer .re2 { color: #008080; }
/* Variable */
.codecolorer .re0, .codecolorer .re1 { color: #A08000; }
/* Global color */
.codecolorer .br0, .codecolorer .sy0 { color: #000000; }

Check the codecolorer.css file to get more examples.