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Syntax highlighter plugins for WordPress are special plugins that help you to customize the codes that you add to your article or website so that it is not depicted as a messy lot that is pretty troublesome to analyse and study. Following are a list of the ten best WordPress admin syntax highlighter plugins that you can use.

In this post Top 15+ Free Syntax Highlighter Plugins for WordPress that can help you to embed code into WordPress websites or blog.

1. Crayon Syntax Highlighter

Crayon Syntax Highlighter

A Syntax Highlighter built in PHP and jQuery that supports customizable languages and themes. It can highlight from a URL, or WordPress post text. Crayon makes it easy to manage Language files and define custom language elements with regular expressions. It also supports some neat features like:

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2. SyntaxHighlighter Evolved

SyntaxHighlighter Evolved

SyntaxHighlighter Evolved allows you to easily post syntax-highlighted code to your site without losing it’s formatting or making any manual changes. It uses the SyntaxHighlighter JavaScript package by Alex Gorbatchev.

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3. Syntax Highlighter MT

Syntax Highlighter MT

This plugin works like many of the others that enable the use of the Syntax Highlighter tool. Dynamic plugin loading is now available as part of the Syntax Highlighter tool, making brush configuration obsolete.

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4. WP SyntaxHighlighter

WP SyntaxHighlighter

This plugin is code syntax highlighter based on Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighlighter ver. 3.0.83 and 2.1.382.

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5. WP Code Highlight

WP Code Highlight

WP Code Highlight provides syntax highlighting of source code snippets and it is W3C valid. Wrap code blocks with <pre> and </pre> It provides a code button(HTML editor) to help you insert code in articles easily.

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6. Code Prettify

Code Prettify

100% automatic code highlighting using the Prettify library. No shortcodes, no classnames, pure awesome.

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7. WP Prism Syntax Highlighter

WP Prism Syntax Highlighter

WP Prism Syntax Highlighter enables you to use Prism by Lea Verou in your WordPress blog

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8. Advanced Code Editor

Advanced Code Editor

Enables syntax highlighting in the integrated themes and plugins source code editors with line numbers, AutoComplete and much more. Supports PHP, HTML

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9. WP-Syntax


WP-Syntax provides clean syntax highlighting using GeSHi — supporting a wide range of popular languages. It supports highlighting with or without line numbers and maintains formatting while copying snippets of code from the browser.

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10. Syntax Highlighter Compress

Syntax Highlighter Compress

Syntax Highlighter ComPress is a plugin for code syntax highlighting. It loads fast on the website and code can pasted easily into WordPress.

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