“My Syntax Highlighter PRO” is a premium WordPress plugin that provides a simple way for embedding syntax-highlighted source code within pages or posts on your website, without losing it’s formatting or making any manual changes. Supporting 154 programming languages, 125 shortcodes and 56 themes. The syntax highlighting feature implemented via a CodeMirror library. This is a “PRO” version of the plugin “My Syntax Highlighter”. More features, more power.

Syntax highlighting is a feature that displays source code, in different colors and fonts according to the category of terms. Syntax highlighting is one strategy to improve the readability and context of the text; especially for code that spans several pages. The reader can easily ignore large sections of comments or code, depending on what they are looking for.

This plugin also uses standalone Shortcode-Processor to prevent WordPress from converting newlines to HTML paragraphs, replacing apostrophes with typographic quotes and so on.

This plugin is just plug and play, no tedious configurations or hacks, just install, enable and start using your new shortcodes.


On the WordPress Post/Page Editor page switch to the Text/HTML editor and wrap your source code in one of the supported shortcodes (like [code]...[/code] that is universal shortcode). Example:



an "example"!

In this case, the shortcode will prevent WordPress from inserting paragraph breaks between This, is and an "example", as well as ensure that the double quotes around example are not converted to typographic (curly) quotes.

To avoid problems, only edit posts that contain your source code in Text/HTML mode.


  • Lightweight and fast
  • Secure code with using clear coding standards
  • Intuitive interface with many settings
  • Cross browser compatible (work smooth in any modern browser)
  • Compatible with all WordPress themes
  • RTL compatible (right to left)
  • Translation ready
  • Free version published on

Key features include

  • Standalone Shortcode-Processor
  • Code syntax highlighting
  • Line numbering
  • Dollar sign before line
  • 36 Themes
  • 13 Languages
  • 15 Shortcodes
  • Allow shortcodes in the text widget
  • And much, much more!

PRO features include

  • 56 Themes (all provided themes from CodeMirror)
  • 154 Programming languages (all provided languages from CodeMirror)
  • 125 Shortcodes
  • Programming language selection option
  • Loading CodeMirror files on pages only when needed
  • No ads on the settings page
  • Well documented

A list of supported languages:

Click to view language examples. Highlighted with Default theme.

A list of supported shortcodes:

  • [code][/code] - customizable shortcode
  • [php][/php]
  • [javascript][/javascript]
  • [js][/js]
  • [xml][/xml]
  • [html][/html]
  • [css][/css]
  • [scss][/scss]
  • [less][/less]
  • [sass][/sass]
  • [markdown][/markdown]
  • [perl][/perl]
  • [sql][/sql]
  • [mysql][/mysql]
  • [shell][/shell]
  • And many many more shortcodes!

A list of supported themes:

  • 3024 day
  • 3024 night
  • Ambiance mobile
  • Ambiance
  • Base16 dark
  • Base16 light
  • Bespin
  • Blackboard
  • Cobalt
  • Colorforth
  • Darcula
  • Dracula
  • Duotone dark
  • Duotone light
  • Eclipse
  • Elegant
  • Erlang dark
  • Gruvbox dark
  • Hopscotch
  • Icecoder
  • Idea
  • Isotope
  • Lesser dark
  • Liquibyte
  • Lucario
  • Material
  • MBO
  • MDN-like
  • Midnight
  • Monokai
  • Neat
  • Neo
  • Night
  • Oceanic next
  • Panda syntax
  • Paraiso dark
  • Paraiso light
  • Pastel on dark
  • Railscasts
  • Rubyblue
  • Seti
  • Shadowfox
  • Solarized
  • SSMS
  • The matrix
  • Tomorrow night bright
  • Tomorrow night eighties
  • TTCN
  • Twilight
  • Vibrant ink
  • XQ dark
  • XQ light
  • Yeti
  • Zenburn


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This plugin is ready for translation and has already been translated into several languages. But If your language is not available then you can make one. It is also possible that not all existing translations are up to date, so you are welcome to make corrections. Many of plugin users would be delighted if you share your translation with the community. Thanks for your contribution!

If you want to help translate this plugin, please use the POT file that is included and placed in the languages folder to create a translation PO file. Just send the PO file to us and we will include this translation within the next plugin update.


All PHP code, and PDF/POT/PO/MO files is released under the GNU General Public License, version 3 (GPLv3).

All HTML/CSS/JAVASCRIPT code, and PNG files is released under the restrictive proprietary license.


Download the FREE version of this plugin:

Go to dedicated plugin page of PRO version:

Dedicated page