This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Syntax Highlight


Syntax Highlighting in WordPress Plugins and Themes Editor.


  • Syntax highlighting in the Plugins and Themes Editor
  • AJAX save through CTRL+S
  • Ask whether to leave when there are unsaved changes
  • Change font size using Ctrl+=, Ctrl+-
  • Configurable through Settings page
  • Fullscreen mode (CTRL+Enter)
  • Shortcuts (keybindings: Vim, Emacs and Default)
  • Themes
  • Internationalized
  • Search and replace with regular expressions (CTRL+F, CTRL+H)
  • … and all other features that wonderful ACE Editor provides


  • Syntax Highlight in action
  • Fullscreen mode
  • Settings page
  • Light colour theme


  1. Uncompress the download package
  2. Upload folder including all files and sub directories to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Enjoy syntax highlithing in your WordPress Editor!


Works great

Why I didn’t knew about this plugin before.

It saves me hours.

Thank you developer for such a great plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

“Syntax Highlight” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Version 1.0.2

  • Enhancement: More themes
  • Enhancement: Change font size using Ctrl+=, Ctrl+-

Version 1.0.1

  • Bugfix: Load default settings

Version 1.0

  • initial version