WordPress PHP syntax highlighting

I’ve been writing code in my spare time again and have been wanting to blog little snippets but WordPress munges any code that I add into the post body. I googled for wordpress plugins and most didn’t support WP 2 or were a bit tame but then look what I found.

The iG:Syntax Hiliter by Amit Gupta. Just download, extract, upload to your wp-content/plugins folder, enable within the admin screen and Bob’s your mum’s brother.

Let’s try it out:

[php]$animals = array( “cow” => “moo”, “sheep” => “baa”, “dog” => “woof”);

foreach ($animals as $animal => $noise)
print “I am a ” . $animal . ” and I make a ” . $noise . ” noisen”;


CREATE TABLE `Instance` (
`ID` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
`Site` varchar(255) NOT NULL default ”,
`App` varchar(255) NOT NULL default ”,
`Passwd` varchar(32) default NULL,
`Expires` int(11) default NULL,
`Archive` tinyint(1) default NULL,
UNIQUE KEY `instance_site_app_uniq` (`Site`,`App`)
) TYPE=InnoDB;[/mysql]

[css]body {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
font-size: 68%; /* Resets 1em to 10px */
font-family: ‘Lucida Grande’, Verdana, Arial, Sans-Serif;
background-color: #CCC;
color: #333;

#page {
background-color: white;
border: 1px solid #959596;
margin: 20px auto;
padding: 0;





[perl]#!/usr/bin/perl -w

use strict;

my $dumpDir = “/export/backup”;
my $mysqlBin = “/usr/bin”;
my $mysqlPassword = “foo”;

foreach (`ls -F /usr/local/mysql/var`)
if (///)
s//$//; # remove the trailing / now
my $dumpFile = “$dumpDir/$_.sql”;
my $dumpCommand = “$mysqlBin/mysqldump -celqF –password=$mysqlPassword $_ > $dumpFile”;
system $dumpCommand; # or warn “mysqlDump of $_ failed”;

As a nice value-add (like it needed to do any more) he’s also included the relevant code to add buttons to the content addition textarea (assuming you’ve disabled the dynamic one) so it surrounds your code with the relevant markers.

What a great plug-in.



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