This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



WP-Syntax-Highlighter is a WordPress plugin that brings the Highlight.js based source code syntax
highlighting to WordPress. This plugin is compatible with any other syntax highlighter
plugins that use Syntax Highlighter, GeSHi
or Prismjs.


  • Thanks to Ivan Sagalaev and the highlight.js team for this excellent library.


  1. Click Plugins > Add New in the WordPress admin panel.
  2. Search for “wp-syntax-highlighter” and install.


The plugin comes bundled with all the themes provided by Highlight.js.
Use the Theme dropdown to change the selected theme.

Additionally the plugin checks for a custom.css in your current
theme’s directory at {current_theme}/wp-syntax-highlighter/custom.css.

If this CSS file is present it will be added to the page automatically.
You can override any builtin theme’s styles in this manner.

To use a completely custom theme use the Custom option in Theme
dropdown. Now only your current theme’s custom.css will be used to style
the code blocks.


Each language gets it’s own shortcode. You can use this to add code
blocks for that language into your posts.

For instance to add some PHP code into your post use,

        foreach ($requirements as $requirement) {
          $result = array(
            'satisfied' => $requirement->check(),
            'requirement' => $requirement

          array_push($results, $result);

          if (!$result['satisfied']) {
            $success = false;

Supported Languages

The following languages are currently supported by highlight.js.

  1. 1c
  2. Actionscript
  3. Apache
  4. Applescript
  5. Asciidoc
  6. Autohotkey
  7. Avrasm
  8. Axapta
  9. Bash
  10. Brainfuck
  11. Clojure
  12. Cmake
  13. Coffeescript
  14. Cpp
  15. CS
  16. CSS
  17. D
  18. Delphi
  19. Diff
  20. Django
  21. Dos
  22. Erlang
  23. Erlang-repl
  24. Fix
  25. Fsharp
  26. Glsl
  27. Go
  28. Haml
  29. Handlebars
  30. Haskell
  31. Http
  32. Ini
  33. Java
  34. Javascript
  35. JSON
  36. Lasso
  37. Lisp
  38. Livecodeserver
  39. Lua
  40. Makefile
  41. Markdown
  42. Mathematica
  43. Matlab
  44. Mel
  45. Mizar
  46. Nginx
  47. ObjectiveC
  48. Ocaml
  49. Oxygene
  50. Parser3
  51. Perl
  52. Php
  53. Profile
  54. Python
  55. R
  56. Rib
  57. Rsl
  58. Ruby
  59. Ruleslanguage
  60. Rust
  61. Scala
  62. Scilab
  63. SCSS
  64. Smalltalk
  65. SQL
  66. Tex
  67. Vala
  68. Vbnet
  69. Vbscript
  70. Vhdl
  71. XML

Note: Since WordPress shortcodes must be at least 2 characters long, for
language names shorter than 2 characters use the lang suffix.

Eg:- [dlang][/dlang]

Compatibility with other Syntax Highlighters

The plugin is completely compatible with other syntax highlighters.
It does not change the content of your existing posts. You can safely go
back to use your previous syntax highlighter after trying out

Both Syntax Highlighter and GeSHi
and supported by default. Prism based syntax highlighters will also
work out of the box as they utilize the same markup as Highlight.js.

सामान्य प्रश्न

  • Can I go back to my previous syntax highlighter plugin after using

Yes. The code block scanning is done clientside by highlight.js. The
contents of your posts are only scanned to pick any embedded languages.


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बदलाव विवरण


  • Upgrades to Arrow 1.8.0.


  • Upgrades to Arrow 1.6.0.
  • Updates Highlight.js to 8.1.
  • Refreshes themes from Highlight.js repository.
  • Cleaner build without development assets.


  • Upgrades to Arrow 0.7.0


  • Upgrades to Arrow 0.3.0.


  • Fixes typos.


  • Upgrades Arrow to 0.4.1.


  • Switches to Arrow 0.4.0.


  • First release on


  • Initial Release