This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

CodePress Plugin for WordPress


Converts the theme editor and plugin editor text areas in the admin panel to syntax-highlighted fields.


  • Editing a style sheet
  • Editing a PHP file


  1. Unzip into ‘wp-content/plugins’
  2. Download CodePress from
  3. Unzip into ‘wp-content/plugins/wp-codepress’
  4. Now you should have ‘codepress’ directory under ‘wp-content/plugins/wp-codepress’
  5. Activate

If you want to change the styles, edit codepress/languages/*.css

Contributors & Developers

“CodePress Plugin for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.