Open Source Joomla Plugin

Joomla didn't provide any fancy syntax highlighter for code snippets, so I'm making a new one.

If you want to contribube go to the github project page



jHighlight is a Joomla plugin and syntax highlighter to help Joomla webmaster highlight code syntax.

It uses https://highlightjs.org/

Demo (63 skins): https://highlightjs.org/static/demo/

+1 Skin (Visual Studio Dark)


1. Installation

Download pkg_jhighlight_VERSION.zip.

Go into your Backend-> Extensions-> Extensions Manager-> Upload Package File and upload it.


2. Enable

Don't forget to enable it.

Go into your Backend-> Plugins-> System and enable "System - jHighlight"


3. How to use

<pre><code class="csharp">

(Sometimes it's better to toogle the Editor off to insert a "raw" snippet)

There are currently 125 languages supported.

Css-class-names for those can be found here: http://highlightjs.readthedocs.org/en/latest/css-classes-reference.html


4. Example

using System;
namespace ConsoleApp1
    public class Program
        public void Main(string[] args)
            Console.WriteLine("Fibonacci on ASP.NET 5:");
            for (int i = 0; i < 15; i++)
            // keep console open
        public int Fibonacci(int n)
            int a = 0;
            int b = 1;
            for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)
                int temp = a;
                a = b;
                b = temp + b;
            return a;



5. Skins

There are 64 skins to choose from. See here for reference: https://highlightjs.org/static/demo/

Go to Backend-> Plugins and open "System - jHighlight".

Choose a skin and press "Save & close"


Check it out and start contributing today:    GitHub jHighlight

Mahmut Jomaa is a Software Engineer from Germany.

Currently he attends university to gain more knowledge in Computer Science.

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