I want to write code in my wordpress blog. which is hosted in wordpress.com. I need a Syntax Highlighter to show code. Can I configure/add Plugin in wordpress.com config panel ? or I do need a self hosted blog ?

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you can use the [sourcecode] shortcode on WordPress.com which is built in for you, no need to install or configure anything.

For example to get this results :

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just wrap your code in these tags:

[sourcecode language="css"]
your code here

you can see a list of supported languages and a few other parameters you can use with this shortcode at http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/

  • But IT makes all my < and > to &lt; and &gt; in my C++ Code
    – Neel Basu
    Oct 1, 2011 at 9:36

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