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Prettify GC Syntax Highlighter

Your code will look exactly like it does on google-code.


See prettify.js for license details (Apache License 2.0). Other files are available under GPLv2.


<pre class="prettyprint"> // Put your code here. </pre>

Or with shortcode:

[code] // Put your code here. [/code]

Making Code HTML Safe

The plugin automatically makes highlighted code html-safe:

<pre class="prettyprint"> Anything that goes here will be quoted to appear on the page as-is. For example: <head></head><body></body> </pre>

To avoid quoting your code, add dontquote as the first class.

<pre class="dontquote prettyprint"> Remember to quote manually. For example: &lt;head&gt;&lt;/head&gt;&lt;body&gt;&lt;/body&gt; </pre>

Line Numbering

Line numbdering can be enabled as follows:

<pre class="prettyprint linenums"> // Put your code here. </pre>

If you want to start with a line number 42, you can do the following:

<pre class="prettyprint linenums:42"> // Put your code here. </pre>

Highlighting Lines

When line numbering is enabled you can highlight one or several lines of code using the highlight class:

<pre class="prettyprint lang-YOURLANG linenums highlight:2,4"> // line 2 // line 3 // line 4 </pre>

Alternatively you can highlight one or several code segments:

<pre class="prettyprint lang-YOURLANG linenums highlight:1-3,5-6"> // line 2 // line 3 // line 4 // line 5 </pre>

Note: This feature is not available when line numbering is disabled.

Specifying Language

Most of the time the highlighter will do a good job guessing how to highlight the code. However, to achieve the best result, you should specify the language:

<pre class="prettyprint lang-YOURLANG"> // Put your code here. </pre>

Replace YOURLANG with one of the following:

  • aea
  • agc
  • apollo
  • bsh
  • c
  • cc
  • cl
  • cpp
  • cs
  • csh
  • css-str
  • cv
  • cxx
  • cyc
  • default-markup
  • el
  • fs
  • go
  • hs
  • htm
  • html
  • java
  • js
  • json
  • lisp
  • lua
  • m
  • ml
  • mxml
  • perl
  • pl
  • pm
  • proto
  • py
  • rb
  • scala
  • scm
  • sh
  • sql
  • vhd
  • vhdl
  • wiki
  • xhtml
  • xml
  • xsl
  • yaml
  • yml


Here is a quick example. All the parameters are optional.

[code lang="scala" start="1" highlight="1-3,6,10-14" background="#C0FFB3"] // Put your code here. [/code]

Html quoting can be disabled as follows:

[code quote="false"] // Put your code here. [/code]

The contents of shortcodes is auto-formatted by WP. As a result <p> and <br/> tags along with some formatting will be lost. If you need to preseve the original formatting use html notation instead of the shortcode.

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Requires: 3.0.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 300+


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