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Crayon Syntax Highlighter – Plugin

Posted 16/11/2012 by Reza Shadpay in Utility
Add highlight PHP JavaScript HTML Codes WordPress posts pages




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Plugin Overview:

Crayon Syntax Highlighter is a free plugin for WordPress that helps you to add PHP, Java, HTML codes to your post/pages. You can add more than 30 languages codes such as: ActionScript, JavaScript, C, C++, Apache, Perl, Visual Basic and more. Plugin has lots of great features, if we want write about all of features it will be a book! Plugin is selected as Top Plugin for WordPress.

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Add highlight PHP JavaScript HTML Codes WordPress posts pages

Crayon Syntax Highlighter WordPress Plugin

Add highlight PHP JavaScript HTML Codes WordPress posts pages


  • Tag Editor in both Visual & HTML editors
  • Toggled plain code
  • Toggled line numbers
  • Copy/paste code
  • Open code in a new window (popup)
  • Line wrapping
  • bbPress 2 support
  • Converting legacy code in blog posts/comments to <pre>
  • Remote request caching
  • Mixed Language Highlighting in a single Crayon
  • Mini Tags
  • Inline Tags floating in sentences
  • Crayons in comments
  • `Backquotes` become <code>
  • <pre> tag support, option to use setting-value in the class attribute
  • Valid HTML 5 markup
  • Visual & HTML editor compatible
  • Mobile/touchscreen device detection
  • Mouse event interaction (showing plain code on double click, toolbar on mouseover)
  • Tab sizes
  • Code title
  • Toggled toolbar
  • Striped lines
  • Line marking (for important lines)
  • Line ranges (showing only parts of the code)
  • Starting line number (default is 1)
  • Local directory to search for local files
  • File extension detection
  • Live Preview in settings
  • Dimensions, margins, alignment and CSS floating
  • Extensive error logging

Supported Languages

  • Default Language (one size fits all, highlights generic code)
  • ABAP
  • ActionScript
  • Apache
  • AppleScript
  • Assembly (x86)
  • AutoIt
  • C
  • C#
  • C++
  • CSS
  • Delphi/Pascal (thanks to Chris McClenny)
  • Diff (thanks to omniavin)
  • Go
  • Haskell
  • Lua
  • Microsoft Registry (thanks to
  • MIVA Script
  • Monkey (thanks to Devolonter)
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Objective-C
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • PostgreSQL (thanks to Bitorchestra)
  • PowerShell
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Scheme (thanks to Harry75369)
  • Shell (Unix)
  • Transact-SQL
  • TeX
  • Visual Basic
  • YAML

About the Author

Reza Shadpay
Reza Shadpay

Founder & Tester on, SEO Specialist, Author, WordPress Lover, Photographer.