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Google Syntax Highlighter for WordPress


This plugin easily integrates the Google Syntax Highlighter by Alex Gorbatchev into WordPress.

Feature summary

  • 100% client side, no server dependency
  • Multiple languages support
  • Wide browser support
  • Very lightweight

Languages Supported

  • C++ (cpp, c, c++)
  • C# (c#, c-sharp, csharp)
  • CSS (css)
  • Delphi (delphi, pascal)
  • Java (java)
  • Java Script (js, jscript, javascript)
  • PHP (php)
  • Python (py, python)
  • Ruby (rb, ruby, rails, ror)
  • Sql (sql)
  • VB (vb,
  • XML/HTML (xml, html, xhtml, xslt)


  • Simple Ruby Example


  1. Extract plugin into /wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Specify your code snippets in your blog post using the Usage Directions provided by the Google Syntax highlighter.

Here is an example to produce ruby syntax highlighting once the plugin is activated:

<pre name="code" class"ruby">
def my_ruby_snippet


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Contributors & Developers

“Google Syntax Highlighter for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.