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REST API support for Crayon Syntax Highlighter


Is code syntax in posts created via REST API not highlighted?

Crayon Syntax Highlighter is one of the best code syntax highlighter plugins for WordPress and currently it does nto support REST API. This means that it does not highlight code in posts created via REST API, including posts created by Gutenberg.

This plugin adds support for it.

No more plain code!


  1. Upload via Dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New -> Upload Plugin.
  2. Activate it.


Why doesn’t Crayon Syntax Highlighter support it natively?

I do not know. Don’t ask me. Ask them. Maybe they are busy.


28 Հոկտեմբերի, 2019
It’s not clear what the plugin does when it relates to Gutenberg Support. I currently use Crayon with gutenberg when adding a Classic editor block, then selecting Crayon. However, it only works once, unless I reload the editor. Installing this plugin didn’t change that.
4 Փետրվարի, 2019 1 reply
It is not working on my localhost as well as remote server. Please check why it’s happening. Wordpress version 4.8.8 & 4.9.7
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Contributors & Developers

“REST API support for Crayon Syntax Highlighter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.0.0 — 2018/11/12

  • Released initially.