Best 3 Free Syntax Highlighter WordPress Plugins

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In the day to day job I am involved with reading code or sometimes writhing it and sometimes it can be hard to read or write the code if is not properly formatted. Along the years I tried some of the syntax highlighter plugins to ease my work on the sites that I have were I am posting different content. Below I will present the best syntax highlighter plugins for WordPress so you can chose the perfect one for you.


1# Crayon Syntax Highlighter

This is the one that I am currently using on my sites, it has a lot of features and languages, basically you can customize everything with this plugin.

A Syntax Highlighter built in PHP and jQuery that supports customizable languages and themes. It can highlight from a URL, a local file or WordPress post text. Crayon makes it easy to manage Language files and define custom language elements with regular expressions.

Crayon Syntax Highlighter


2# WP-Syntax

WP-Syntax provides clean syntax highlighting using GeSHi — supporting a wide range of popular languages. It supports highlighting with or without line numbers and maintains formatting while copying snippets of code from the browser.



3# Syntax Highlighter Evolved

SyntaxHighlighter Evolved allows you to easily post syntax-highlighted code to your site without losing it’s formatting or making any manual changes.




This are the Syntax Highlighters that worth checking for your blog. If you know other good free ones please drop an comment.


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