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Simple SyntaxHighlighter for WordPress adds Alex Gorbatchev’s JavaScript SyntaxHighlighter to your blog.

Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighlighter is a fully functional self-contained code syntax highlighter developed in JavaScript. To get an idea of what SyntaxHighlighter is capable of, have a look at the demo page.

The plugin itself only wraps this functionality and provides some basic configuration through the WordPress Admin panel.


  • Adds code syntax highlighting to blog
  • Includes syntax brushes for the following languages: ActionScript, BashShell, C/C++, C#, ColdFusion, CSS, Delphi/Pascal, Diff, Erlang, F#, Groovy, Java, JavaFX, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Plain, PowerShell, Python, Ruby, Scala, SSIS Expressions, SQL,, and XML/HTML
  • Syntax brush availablity configurable by admin
  • Includes CSS Theme support


Where can I see examples of the code syntax highlighter?

You can see examples at the SyntaxHighlighter author’s demo page.

I have installed the plugin and it doesn’t see to do anything, what am I doing wrong?

The plugin only adds the needed JavaScript and Stylesheets to perform the syntax highlighting. Please visit the usage guide for details on how to use this plugin in your posts.



  • Updated to use version 2.0.364 of Alex Gorbatchev’s JavaScript SyntaxHighlighter.
  • Detailed changelog can be found here.


  • Updated to use version 2.0.320 of Alex Gorbatchev’s JavaScript SyntaxHighlighter.
  • Detailed changelog can be found here.


  • Initial version. Wraps version 2.0.296 of Alex Gorbatchev’s JavaScript SyntaxHighlighter.

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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