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Crayon Syntax Highlighter

Syntax Highlighter supporting multiple languages, themes, fonts, highlighting from a URL, or post text.


121 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
It was great but developer seems to have abandoned it
By , for WP 4.2.4

For the longest time it was a great little plugin but it seems the developer has effectively abandoned it, there is absolutely no support for issues encountered and no way to contact the developer. The support thread on here is completely ignored and has no replies from the developer. It is a shame because I liked it despite the plugin's massive overhead.

For example the latest issue is an error that pops up for no good reason and there is no documentation on why it occurs or any way to ask the developer what's going on:

Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 27262976) (tried to allocate 2877963 bytes) in /wp-content/plugins/crayon-syntax-highlighter/util/crayon_util.class.php on line 787

It makes absolutely no sense and there is no way to find out why its happening. Having to debug the code yourself and try to fix it is not appropriate as a plugin should not be released if you are not going to stay on top of it.

Fix it and provide better support and I would gladly change the rating.

Overhead code
By , for WP 4.2.3

Big overhead at CrayonSettings class. Work with CrayonSettings takes more then 30% of the time of the entire code.

Great one, but...
By ,

This is probably the best highlighter here, but I have problem when I use the Visual Editor in the PageBuilder. In that case the highlighter is not working.
Is this a problem only to me, or it's a bug?
Please let me know.

Adding lang-class to div
By , for WP 4.2.2

Hi, great plugin, but you could add one more thing:
Add class like crayon-lang-css/xhtml/php... to main container,
when lang atribute is chosen, so we can colorize code for different
lang like that:

.crayon-lang-css .crayon-pre .crayon-f {}
.crayon-lang-php .crayon-pre .crayon-f {}

One more selector, so many more styling
for theme developers :))

Very easy to use and with many customizations.
By ,

Kudos to the developer.

Great plugin and author!
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin is great and the author is very helpful. I sent him an email and he promptly replied.
This plugin works right out-of-the-box, but for any problems don't hesitate to contact the author!

It works fine after removing cache
By , for WP 4.1.1

Initially it was not working , probably it was cache problem.
After removing cache , now it is working all the menus and editor.

Great code highlighter - works out of the box
By ,

I found this plugin by accident, and really was quite pleased with it.

I like the fact that it works right out of the box without requiring any setup and that it works on simple <pre> tags. In the past I've used highlighters that use shortcode wrappers, but that causes an issue if for some reason you need to change plugins. So relying on the <pre> tag is a great feature.

I haven't had time to try out all of the plugin's options, but I will.

Nice work - recommended.

Amazing plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

Amazing plugin -- thanks for all your work on this!

Everything you want from a syntax highlighter and more!
By , for WP 4.1.1

Everything you want from a syntax highlighter and more!

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