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SyntaxHighlighter Evolved

Easily post syntax-highlighted code to your site without having to modify the code at all. As seen on WordPress.com.


46 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
Can't get it to work
By , for WP 4.1.1

Am I missing something? I can't get this to work. Yes I have wp_footer() booting.

How many hundreds of thousands / millions of people are developing HTML without syntax highlighting on WP? It makes me shudder to think!

simple, easy to use
By ,

Love how easy it is to use!

a must for every blogging posting code on their site
By , for WP trunk

SyntaxHighlighter Evolved has become a must on most of the sites I create today: the plugin works well, and offers you options to customize the look of code snippets in your posts. It's just perfect!

By , for WP 4.1

I like this plugin because this is responsive :)

Working Great on the new WordPress version 4.1
By , for WP 4.1

Thank You and the plugin works great on the latest version of WordPress - 4.1

Thank You!
By , for WP 4.0.1

This is so helpful for my programming blog. I really wouldn't be able to produce my blog without this plug-in.

messed up with "
By , for WP 4.0

showing " instead of "
Installed other syntax highliter plugin and it works out of the box with no problems. Uninstalling this one.

Useful for a developer
By ,

This plugin is very useful if you're a developer and want to display code snippets in your posts.

It works just fine
By , for WP 4.0

Number of options in plugin is enough for me.

Works great BUT...
By , for WP 4.0

Great plugin for including code into your posts BUT why is ALL the styling done with !important so you can't make adjustments to styling right from your theme's/childs style.css?!?

Issue is that style.css gets loaded in the <head> section while the plugin inserts the links to it's stylesheets just in front of the 'code box' via a jQuery script.

Now I've to go into syntaxhighlighter/syntaxhighlighter3/styles/shCore.css and change:

.syntaxhighlighter a,
.syntaxhighlighter div,
.syntaxhighlighter code,
.syntaxhighlighter table,
.syntaxhighlighter table td,
.syntaxhighlighter table tr,
.syntaxhighlighter table tbody,
.syntaxhighlighter table thead,
.syntaxhighlighter table caption,
.syntaxhighlighter textarea {
font-size: 1em !important;


font-size: 1em;

to make it possible... kinda annoying to be honest.

My suggestion is to remove the !important for the font-size line only as that is pretty much the key style item users may want to change.

For the other style items I can see the point why you want to make it fixed to ensure proper displaying of the inserted code in the blog as you guys intend to offer with the plugin.

The 5th star will be assigned when the font-size is without the !important tag ;)

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