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Syntax Highlighter Lite


This plugin prettifies/beautifies/highlights source code placed inside <pre class="prettyprint"> tags. It is a light plugin with only 2 files.

New in 3.2.2 – use the hammer icon in the editor to paste your code and automatically have it converted to pretty code.


  1. Upload the plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin via the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Add code between <pre class="prettyprint"> tags


3 September 2016
This plugin is very simple and easy to use and also lightweight. I like simple plugin like this. It is perfect for my need. Keep the good work.
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Contributors and Developers

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


Change Log


  • New: code convertor in tinymce.


  • Updated contributors


  • UPDATE: Updated WordPress compatibility


  • Added license link
  • Added donate link


  • CSS adjustments
  • Removed Google webfont “Ubuntu” in order to save an HTTP request
  • Better code font stack


  • First public release