Shortcode: Highlighting Code

By April 6, 2015 Reference
Highlighting Example

Shortcode Parameters

These are the parameters you can pass to the shortcode and what they do. For the booleans (i.e. on/off), pass true/1 or false/0.

  • lang or language — The language syntax to highlight with. You can alternately just use that as the tag, such as

    . Click here for a list of valid tags (under “aliases”).

  • autolinks — Toggle automatic URL linking.
  • classname — Add an additional CSS class to the code box.
  • collapse — Toggle collapsing the code box by default, requiring a click to expand it. Good for large code posts.
  • firstline — An interger specifying what number the first line should be (for the line numbering).
  • gutter — Toggle the left-side line numbering.
  • highlight — A comma-separated list of line numbers to highlight. You can also specify a range. Example: 2,5-10,12
  • htmlscript — Toggle highlighting any extra HTML/XML. Good for when you’re mixing HTML/XML with another language, such as having PHP inside an HTML web page. The above preview has it enabled for example. This only works with certain languages.
  • light — Toggle light mode which disables the gutter and toolbar all at once.
  • padlinenumbers — Controls line number padding. Valid values are false (no padding), true (automatic padding), or an integer (forced padding).
  • title (v3 only) — Sets some text to show up before the code. Very useful when combined with the collapse parameter.
  • toolbar — Toggle the toolbar (buttons in v2, the about question mark in v3)
  • wraplines (v2 only) — Toggle line wrapping.

Some example shortcodes:

  • [php]your code here[/php]
    code here
  • [
    your code here


    code here
  • [
    code here


    code here
  • [sourcecode language="plain"]code here[/sourcecode]
    code here

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