Ultimate Guide: How to Display Code Snippets in WordPress Post

In this article, you will learn about how to Display Code Snippets in WordPress Post. Well here, we arrive at a question that what are the best ways to display code snippets in WordPress within a blog post? And thus, we evaluate why you should not display the code in the WordPress text paragraph format.

If your blog is related to WordPress. Then some CSS/HTML customizations or other tutorials that use the code. And you want to share some code (code snippet) with your readers so that they can use the code to easily get their work done.

It is clear that you can write the code in the same format as text in your post. But it is not fair to do so. And we will never suggest doing so. Thus, displaying code in text format will not distinguish it from normal text. And sometimes the WordPress text editor can change your actual code syntax or formatting. Because WP Text Editor is designed to process some types of codes.

Thus, this is what we are elaborating here! Keep reading….

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Inline Code — Code within a Paragraph

For this, you may use the <code> tag. Thus, to display code within a paragraph inline with your text content in your WordPress blog post.

Note: Before applying this method, make sure that you specify the desired values under the <code> tag in CSS of your WordPress Website. (In most themes it arrives by default, just look at your style.css file.)

Add the following code. It is recommended in the style.css file of your child theme. Or if your theme supports the custom CSS feature, you can add the following style code under custom CSS. Or you insert the following style code into your WordPress style.css file. However, I like to add this code to the hair code style.css file.

However, it is recommended to add the following code in the style.css file of your child theme. Or if your theme supports the custom CSS feature, you can add the following style code under custom CSS. Or you insert the following style code into your WordPress style.css file. However, I like to add this code to a style.css file of the very child theme.

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code

{

    font-size:1.2em;

    color: #1e1e1e;

    position: relative;     

    border-radius: 4px;     

    background: #e1e1e1

}

Once you add the code in CSS of your WordPress. Then you are ready to use the <code> tag

For example:- If you want to display code like this web server: Apache in a line of the paragraph. So you have to write the below-shown code in the text editor of the WordPress site. The code is as follows:

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<code>Web Server: Apache</code>

Display Code Snippets in WordPress Post

However, here we have the two most popular solutions to display code in the code box in WordPress post.

1. Using <pre> tag – without plugin

Once you add the code shown below into the stylesheet of your WordPress site. After adding you may display the code snippet in the WordPress post or page using the <Pre-> tag. This code looks different from the normal text of your code.

While code syntax and Formatting is to keep the original. You can see the style of your code box (block) according to the cleaner and color scheme of your web page.

pre

{

   border: solid 1px #e1e1e1;

   font-size: 1.2 em;

   color: #AE4FC6;

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   margin: 10px;

   padding: 10px;

   background: #FFFED1

}

Assume that if you want to display the following code in the code box. Thus, all you need to do is write the following code in “Text Editor” in your WordPress site.

<pre> #START – Disable server signature #

ServerSignature Off

# END – Disable server signature # </pre>

You can style <pre> tag to change the appearance of the desired code box

2. Using WordPress plugin

There are many plugins available to display code snippets in WordPress post or page. You can search the WordPress Plugin Library by using the keyword syntax highlighter. We found a plugin called Crane Syntax Highlighter.

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  • Thus, to install this plugin you need to login to your WordPress site dashboard. And follow the steps as Dashboard>>Plugins>>Add New.
  • After that, type Crayon Syntax Highlighter in plugin search bar and hit the enter.
  • However, in search results, you will see Crayon Syntax Highlighter plugin by Aram Kocharyan on your working window.
  • Further, Install and activate this plugin. Now, you are all set!

After this, you must be looking out for How to use crayon syntax highlighter. Here, we go!

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How to Use Crayon Syntax Highlighter

This plugin enables a button named Crayon in the WordPress Editor. Thus, to add your code, and now you just need to click this icon.

Clicking on this icon will show a new overlay screen. Now, you can paste or type the code in the box provided. You can change theme style and font style from this screen. When you’re done, click on Add.

Clicking on the add will return you to your WordPress editor. With this plugin, you can easily display code snippets in WordPress. In this plugin, there are several settings that you can tune according to your needs.

Wrapping Up:

Here, in this blog, we have discussed How to Display Code Snippets in WordPress Post?

Often we concluded its layout, its definition, Inline Code, and the methods to display out the same. Here, they are as:

  • Using <pre> tag – without plugin.
  • Using WordPress plugin.

After that, we included how to use the very plugin. They do add value to any blog post. And, this leads to the end of the blog.

We hope this blog helped you. However, if you found the blog useful, do not forget to use the comment section.

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