Best Plugin to Display Syntax-Highlighted code in WP

For all those WordPress developers out there who like to post code snippets on their blog from time to time, a good syntax highlighter is essential.

Syntax Highlighter

The best one I’ve found is SyntaxHighlighter Evolved. It is by far the most popular plugin for code formatting, and is based on a well-known JavaScript package by Alex Gorbatchev.

It comes with bundled compatibility for many languages, and you can also check out a simple demo of the plugin in action.

Get SyntaxHighlighter Evolved

Have you used this syntax highlighter, or do you prefer another plugin for syntax highlighting? Let us know!

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About Jean Galea

Jean Galea is a WordPress developer, entrepreneur and padel player. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and EDD Bookings, as well as the podcast. His personal blog can be found at

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3 Responses

  1. Mario Peshev
    Mario Peshev October 25, 2011 at 14:30 | | Reply

    +1 for this one. I use it in most of my WP blogs and it rocks. Good thing it has several color schemes when you have specific preferences or you want it to be compatible with the theme outlook 🙂

  2. wordpress web tasarim
    wordpress web tasarim December 24, 2011 at 13:41 | | Reply

    I use this plugin. Best for me.

  3. ataurwelcome
    ataurwelcome May 28, 2014 at 15:33 | | Reply

    Really nice syntax highlighter plugins. I like this plugins. Thanks..

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