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SyntaxHighlighter Evolved Style


The purpose of this plugin is to separate theme hacking from the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin area and move it into a private area (this plugin).

This accomplishes two things:

1) It allows you to upgrade SyntaxHighlighter Evolved without worrying about clobbering your custom themes and

2) It replaces any WordPress theme-specific hooks (functions.php, etc.) that
you may be using to load your custom themes.

This creates a WordPress theme-independent way to load and store custom syntax themes.


  • Example of SyntaxHighlighter Evolved drop down menu with themes Mist and Trans added.
  • SyntaxHighlighter Evolved and SyntaxHighlighter Evolved Style plugins on WordPress panel.


  1. Upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Unzip it with ‘unzip’
  3. Copy or create new stylesheets into the plugin directory.
  4. Edit syntaxhighlighter-style.php to load the stylesheet (read the comments)
  5. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ admin menu in WordPress


How do I add new syntax themes once the plugin is running?

Simply deactivate the plugin, edit the new themes (.css files) in the plugin directory, edit syntaxhighlighter-style.php to register the new themes and then re-activate the plugin from the WordPress Plugins panel.

Contributors & Developers

“SyntaxHighlighter Evolved Style” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Added screenshots


  • Fixed up readme.txt


  • Released: November 24, 2011