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Prism WP


Beautify the source codes displayed on your site using the Prism syntax highlighter.

Languages Supported:

  • Bash
  • C
  • CoffeScript
  • C++
  • C#
  • CSS
  • Gherkin
  • Groovy
  • HTTP
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Markup
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • SCSS
  • SQL


  • Choose from 7 source code styles.
  • Line Highlight
  • Line Numbers
  • Show Invisibles
  • Autolinker
  • Webplatform Docs
  • File Highlight




GPLv2 or later –


  • Settings


Install via WordPress Admin

  1. Ready the zip file of the plugin
  2. Go to Admin > Plugins > Add New
  3. On the upper portion click the Upload link
  4. Using the file upload field, upload the plugin zip file here and activate the plugin

Install via FTP

  1. First unzip the plugin file
  2. Using FTP go to your server’s wp-content/plugins directory
  3. Upload the unzipped plugin here
  4. Once finished login into your WP Admin and go to Admin > Plugins
  5. Look for Prism WP and activate it


  1. Choose the language you want to use and appearance in Admin > Settings > Prism WP.
  2. Inside your post (or page) content editor, click the Text tab.
  3. Wrap your code inside ‘<pre><code></code></pre>’ tags.
  4. Example to display a PHP code:



How do I add syntax highlighting to my codes?

See Usage section.

Contributors & Developers

“Prism WP” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


1.0.0 – 2013-11-21

  • Initial commit.