Syntax Highlighter Shortcode For Blogger Blogs!


SyntaxHighlighter Shortcode for Blogger

SyntaxHighlighter as you know is a fully functional self-contained code syntax highlighter developed in JavaScript. Which helps you prettify your Code format and display it in an organized numbered list style. Most Blogspot users often share HTML, CSS or JavaScript codes with their audience using Blockquotes but with this new shortcode you can better display scripts on your sites in a presentable way. This plugin neatly displays web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Php, Python, Sql, xml etc. The codes are displayed line by line number wise. It also provides the user with options to Print the code, copy it to clip board or to see the code Source. With SyntaxHighlighter Shortcode you can add codes not only inside your posts or sidebar widgets but you can also insert it inside Blogger comments!

 

add SyntaxHighlighter in comments

This new shortcode will be a revolution in the way bloggers share codes on their sites. Lets first see it in action!

 

1. Install Blogger Shortcode Plugin

In order to use SyntaxHighlighter shortcode you must first install the shortcode plugin for your blogger blog by following 7 easy steps shared on the link below:

Skip installing it if you have already added it in your blogger template

2. Add SyntaxHighlighter  Brushes and Styles

Brushes defines the formatting for the programming language you would use. The plugin shows different styles and formats the code differently for the type of script you use. Each code type comes with a script called Brush. I have used the most popular brushes but if you wish to use a brush of your choice then you can select one from this Brush list.

1 Go To Blogger > Template > Backup your Template

2 Click Edit HTML

3 Paste the code below just above </head>

<!--SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER BY MBT STARTS-->
<link href='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/styles/shCore.css' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'/>
<link href='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/styles/shThemeDefault.css' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shCore.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shBrushCpp.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shBrushCSharp.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shBrushCss.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shBrushJScript.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shBrushPhp.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shBrushPython.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shBrushRuby.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shBrushSql.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shBrushVb.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shBrushXml.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script src='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/shBrushPerl.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<script language='javascript'>
SyntaxHighlighter.config.bloggerMode = true;
SyntaxHighlighter.config.clipboardSwf = &#39;http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/2.1.382/scripts/clipboard.swf&#39;;
SyntaxHighlighter.all();
</script>
<!--SYNTAX HIGHLIGHTER BY MBT ENDS-->

4 Save your template and you are all done with the coding part!

Customization:

The above code will create the default White theme as shown in demo but if you want to use a dark theme or anyone of the 6 themes available then you just need to replace the yellow highlighted code above with the style sheet link of your preferred theme. Lets suppose you liked the "Fade to Grey theme" , then you will simply replace the yellow highlighted code with this code instead:

<link href='http://alexgorbatchev.com/pub/sh/current/styles/shThemeFadeToGrey.css' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'/>

Output:

fadeTogrey Theme SyntaxHighlighter

For more such themes read this post

3. Finally Start Adding The SyntaxHighlighter Shortcode!

Now whenever you wish to add code inside your posts. comments or sidebar widgets, follow these steps

1. First Encode your Code using our HTML Encoder Tool

2. Next simply use the shortcode below to display the syntax highlighter on your blog

[code]Add Your Encoded Code Here[/code]

3. If you wish to highlight a certain row in your code then you can specify the row number with the "hl" attribute as shown below. Lets highlight row 1, 4 and 7.

Tip: Separate row numbers with comma. If you want to highlight a single row i.e. row 9 then simply type hl="9"

[code hl="1, 4, 7"]Add Your Encoded Code Here[/code]

Output:

highlight rows in SyntaxHighlighter

 

Need Help?

Let me know if you need any help here. I hope the shortcode above simplifies code sharing on your blog and makes it easy for you to highlight Code Syntax in a much professional way using just a simple shortcode without adding any complex long HTML.

Peace and blessings buddies! =)

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  1. thanks Mohammad now its very easy to add codes in our blogger post.
    please create a shortcode for facebook comments

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    1. you are most welcomed Santhosh. Will surely try adding the facebook comment plugin to my TO_DO list :)

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  2. Awesome Post.
    Ya I tried several things in the past regarding this but none of them gave expected results when its coming to using shortcodes well I try this one now.
    Thank you

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  3. Thanks For Short Code it is save Time

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  4. Mustafa I like very much your blogger short code plugins, thanks for your hard word for your blog readers. I am really inspired by you..

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  5. hi mohammad,
    whether installation SyntaxHighlighter code does not make the blog becomes heavy loading?

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  6. You have syntax highlighter installed,, but.. use blockquote to post script??
    Is there something that you missed to say?? :O

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  7. Thank you Mohammad for the nice post..
    Is there a way to increase the line space?

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  8. Hi Mohammad,
    I think there is an issue with THE HTML ENCODER when converting '(' symbol. Please fix it as it will be a great help to use this SyntaxHighlighter.

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  10. bro i an using it for c++ its not working properly and also i cant copy the highlighted code..

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  12. hello, i trying to use this shortcode for my blog. but it is not working. could you help me?

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  13. Have tried this with different Blogger templates but it didn't work?

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