date: 2011/10/22

I have been searching around for a good code snippet plugin for word press. I really like the style of codecolorer, however, I wanted something with a clean style and also would allow for the copy to clipboard functionality. A lot of the time I refer to my website in class and have students use processing or arduino code and having the copy button really simplifies things.

Today I came across Easy Google Syntax Highlighter by Neil Burlock. It is incredibly easy to use, but not automatic, as codecolorer was.

SPLIT_SUMMARY_BEFORE_THIS

You use it in the following way:

<pre class="brush: java">
void setup() {
    size(300,300);
}

void draw() {
    background(0);
    fill(255);
    rect(0,0,floor(random(width)),floor(random(height)));
}
</pre>

and you are provided with something like this:

void setup() {
    size(300,300);
}

void draw() {
    background(0);
    fill(255);
    rect(0,0,floor(random(width)),floor(random(height)));
}

There is also some additional documentation for the plug-in here on Neil's Website.