For the coders among you, you may already know that posting source code is really easy here on WordPress.com thanks to the sourcecode shortcode. You just wrap your code in
[sourcecode] and you’re good to go — no code escaping or anything.
If you are one of those code posters, or are looking to become one, then you’ll be happy to know that we’ve updated the feature allowing more flexibility as well as adding support for additional coding languages like Bash and SVN diff.
See for yourself — here’s some HTML with a little bit of PHP:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> <title>WordPress.com Code Example</title> </head> <body> <h1>WordPress.com Code Example</h1> <p><?php echo 'Hello World!'; ?></p> <p>This line is highlighted.</p> <p>This line is very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very long.</p> <div class="foobar"> This is an example of smart tabs. </div> <p><a href="http://wordpress.com/">WordPress.com</a></p> </body> </html>
Besides a completely new, easier to use look, you may notice that line number 12 is highlighted. It’s just one of the many new features offered in the new version which also includes things like first line number control and the much better toolbar (hover over the code block to make it show up).
To see the full list of available languages and configurations parameters as well as some working examples, check out our in-depth support document.
Dec 2nd at 11:54 pm
Many thanks for supporting Scala syntax highlighting !
Dec 2nd at 11:58 pm
thks for the update and the features
Dec 3rd at 12:26 am
Dec 3rd at 1:06 am
This is cool.
Dec 3rd at 1:32 am
Someday I’ll learn CSS and HTML and use all these features.
Dec 3rd at 3:19 am
I use these features extensively, and these are very important to me. The feature is perfect for me, except some minor visual issues (padding and borders in some variant) which i have already discussed on forums and #wordpress.com freenode channel.
Dec 3rd at 4:02 am
Um, okaaaaay. I just tried wrapping the source code for a widget as described above, and all that happens is the actual code appears on my blog??? I’ve read just about everything I can find on the subject and I’m starting to feel like I’m missing something? A brain perhaps? Any ideas anyone? Thx
Dec 3rd at 5:05 am
Copy to the toolbar alone is worth its weight in gold. Very nice feature!
The code itself looks kind of cramped though by default in Chrome on XP.
Dec 3rd at 5:51 am
Dec 3rd at 9:48 am
Excellently spruced up feature. Congrat’ and glad to know it made its way as a plugin into WP.
Dec 3rd at 11:30 am
I know this may be a silly question, but does this mean first I have to purchase CSS upgrade in order to do sourcecoding?
Plus would you recommend a site I can learn just a little bit more.
I understand HTML. I’m pretty good with the basics, and I’d love to learn some more. I’m going out to find an HTML5 book today just to stay on top of the little i know.
Dec 3rd at 11:50 am
Very nice, first line number control is a great improvement. Thanks WP.com
Dec 3rd at 1:50 pm
Dec 3rd at 7:31 pm
This is great! Having the language syntax highlight is a nice plus over the code view I’ve been using prior to this.
Dec 3rd at 11:17 pm
Dec 3rd at 11:23 pm
This exactly is what I want! Thænkz!
Dec 3rd at 11:39 pm
Wow, it’s just like you’re speaking English in another language!! I vow before I die I am going to take the time to decipher it, and I trust that by then WP will have made even more amazing updates.
Dec 4th at 3:07 am
Sounds good for me, since I’m going to post any source code to my blog.. ^^
Dec 4th at 4:23 am
Dec 4th at 5:25 am
Thanks a lot…
Dec 4th at 2:37 pm
Thanks for another great addition to the wordpress.com functionality
Dec 4th at 6:11 pm
Guys, you screwed up the SourceCode engine. Now, at the time of posting, everything shows up like it would be just formatted with ::pre:: tag. See your own blog post for the ‘nice’ effect.
Dec 4th at 7:34 pm
This is an awesome extension! I was wondering if we can have syntax highlighting for lisp?
Dec 5th at 7:50 am
Something that I was waiting for…Thanks a lot.
Dec 5th at 12:53 pm
Would you guys also consider adding Cisco or Juniper Syntax hightlight?
Dec 5th at 12:57 pm
mmm,…. good info
Dec 5th at 4:16 pm
Dec 6th at 12:56 am
Thank God.. I was pretty tired of converting my code into html decorated form and pasting ‘em in my blog. That is a good one. Java and C# should be added to the feature. Thanks a bunch.
Dec 6th at 6:54 am
Truly awesome-tastic! Thanks.
Dec 6th at 8:43 am
Dec 6th at 8:56 am
Good work folks
Dec 6th at 12:45 pm
Yea…Better source code..Nice..Very simple to using about that
Dec 6th at 2:46 pm
Thank you so much. Id love to use this feature. WordPress is getting better
Dec 6th at 11:36 pm
It’s Very useful for me thx
Dec 7th at 1:30 am
Any chance we’ll get support for ML style languages (like SML, Ocaml, and F#) and Lisps (like CL, Clojure, and elisp)?
Dec 7th at 8:26 am
Thank you. Much appreciated.
Dec 7th at 12:38 pm
Very useful plug-in.
Dec 7th at 2:34 pm
I was looking for this, great help, thanks. So long I was having difficulty in posting those codes.
Dec 8th at 8:02 am
I prefer specialized plugins for source posting, cause there’s some highlighting as well
Dec 8th at 11:46 am
The .com versions/themes are much easier, you don’t have to think about how things work
Dec 8th at 12:37 pm
The highlighting feature is greate. I missed it for quite long.
Dec 8th at 1:17 pm
nice info.. lets try it
Dec 8th at 2:49 pm
Great but its about time .. I would say..
Dec 8th at 7:23 pm
I still don’t get it. And why should you source code posts?
Dec 8th at 9:35 pm
Want to learn how to make my blog look right
Dec 9th at 12:54 am
Speak english, I don’t understand this source coding stuff… I’m just a daily photo blogger waiting for my blog to be freshly pressed.
Dec 9th at 4:44 am
Could you please let me know these coding will help me to promote my blog?
Dec 9th at 5:16 am
Thank you so much..
Dec 9th at 11:34 pm
Thanks, that’s great ! A really nice thing
Dec 10th at 2:57 pm
wow wow wow,,, this is nice!
Dec 10th at 5:47 pm
UUhh what is source coding?? Im learning pple… :/
Dec 10th at 6:50 pm
Dec 11th at 9:59 am
thanks so much
Dec 11th at 11:47 am
Thx so much! It’s a lot like BBCode.
Dec 11th at 11:57 am
Thx this is really great
Dec 11th at 6:00 pm
Me thinks its a snowin on this here page!
Dec 12th at 12:07 am
that is really cool
Dec 12th at 12:50 am
Dec 12th at 11:09 pm
muchas gracias for this!
Dec 13th at 3:52 pm
Sounds very good! (and if it’s all beyond my wit then I know others will help me if I ask).
Dec 14th at 6:37 am
Dec 14th at 9:05 am
Looks great! One thing, though…
I’ve got some articles where code is inside code-tags. When I replace those tags with the new sourcecode-block, the quote-characters are rendered for html and are thus displayed as " instead of ‘just’ the normal character.
Am I doing something wrong here?
Dec 14th at 5:54 pm
Dec 14th at 8:46 pm
Dec 14th at 10:30 pm
Good Work! Keep going!
Dec 15th at 1:20 am
Thank you! Thank you!
Dec 16th at 1:19 am
It’s all greek to me.
Dec 16th at 4:28 pm
I came to know ab’t this from your blog only and used it… Thanks,