This will show you how to get syntax highlighting in wordpress posts using the code tag.

you need to install the ‘Syntax Highlighter MT 2.0’ plugin

  • goto the wp-admin
  • goto plugins > install new
  • search for ‘Syntax Highlighter MT 2.0’
  • install it.

to highlight code in the front end you can use a
or a

tags are the prefered way, as they degrade nicely

just use class=”brush:html” for html code and class=”brush:php” for php code, etc

see full instructions here