Development, Wordpress Plugins

Released new Wordpress plugin WP Luminous - Syntax highlighter

I've recently come across a fantastic accurate and powerful syntax highlighting library built in PHP, There was a request on their Github page for a Wordpress version, the author of this library doesn't develop for Wordpress so I thought I would take up the challenge and built a Wordpress version called WP Luminous.

Its super easy to use and install:

  • Upload wp-luminous folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  • Optionall select a theme from the plugin settings page in settings/WP Luminous.
  • Place code inside <pre lang=''> </pre> blocks All languages are supported from the Luminous

Download this plugin from Wordpress at or search in the Wordpress admin for the plugin WP Luminous

Usage Example

Once installed and activated its very simple to use, place any code inside <pre lang=''> </pre> tags there's many languages supported, see the For all of them.

For example entering: 

 <?php echo date('jS M Y', strtotime($date)); ?>;

would produce:

There plugin comes with a variety of themes, the theme can be selected from the plugin options page.

Download It

Download this plugin from Wordpress at or search in the Wordpress admin for the plugin WP Luminous

David Carr

David Carr

For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.

In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.

Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.