7 Best Syntax Highlighter WordPress Plugins

wordpress syntax highlighter plugins

Syntax highlighter plugin for WordPress allows users post code snippet or some text highlighted in the article. Copy paste of this code is also easy and it looks nice on the page. If you are a blogger who writes about programming and post codes in the blog, you must have been searching for code snippet plugin or syntax highlighter plugin. There are so many plugins are available which allow users to show codes on the blog in different styles. In this post, I am listing 5 Syntax Highlighter WordPress Plugins that you can use in your WordPress blog.

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Best Syntax Highlighter WordPress Plugins

1. Crayon Syntax Highlighter

Crayon Syntax Highlighter WordPress

Crayon Syntax Highlighter is one of the most popular syntax Highlighter plugin available for WordPress. It lets you customise the look and feel along with offering fully customizable themes. It offers lots of features including Toggled plain code, Toggled line numbers, Copy/paste code, open code to new window, line wrapping, code expanding, Pre tag support, tab sizes, retina buttons and lots of more. I personally use this plugin on this blog to share code snippet. I recommend this because it is customizable, easy to use and light weight.


2. Syntax Highlighter Evolved

syntax highlighter WordPress plugins

This is a nice WordPress plugin which allows users to easily post syntax-highlighted code in their WordPress blog. This plugin uses SyntaxHighlighter JavaScript package by Alex Gorbatchev. Unlike most of the other apps in this list, this list is still in continuous development. So, you get quick support as well.


3. Enlighter

Enlighter Syntax Highlightier plugin

Enlighter is another nice WordPress plugin that allows you display codes on your WordPress. It comes with themes and allows you customise look and fee. It comes with lots of features like support for common languages, Inline syntax highlighting, CDN usage, and much more.


4. WP-Syntax

wp syntax plugin WordPress

WP-Syntax is also a nice WordPress plugin which offers yntax higlighing feature. It supports wide range of popular languages. It supports highlighting with or without line numbers and maintains the formatting of code if you copy the code. It also avoids conflicts with other 3rd party plugins by running an early
pre-filter and post pre-filters. Usage is also easy.


5. IG: Syntax Hiliter


IG: Syntax Hiliter is also a similar kind of plugin that allows you to add source codes and highlight them too. You can add any programming language (supports over a 100 programming languages) code and edit it from the code editor. You can also te the code as is from your code editor or IDE.


6. Syntax Highlighter MT

Syntax Highlighter MT

Syntax Highlighter MT WordPress plugin is also a similar plugin that allows you to put source code on your page.


7. Advanced Code Editor

Advanced Code Editor

This WordPress plugin also offer similar kind of features. You get option to add code on your website along with theme to customise the look and fee. It supports several programming languages.


Final Words

Now you have a list of best syntax highlighter plugins for WordPress. You can use any of the given plugins if you want to embed codes in your blog posts. I personally use the Crayon Syntax Highlighter on this blog. You can also use the same. Share your favorite syntax highlighter plugin with us via comments.

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