MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation MyWiki
Description Adds syntaxhighlight tag using Google Code Prettify library.
Author(s) Akzhantalk
Latest version 0.4 (2012-06-09)
MediaWiki 1.17+
License MIT License

The GoogleCodePrettify extension adds a syntaxhighlight tag using using the Google Code Prettify library.


  • Clone repository of the extension into your extensions/GoogleCodePrettify directory.
git clone git://github.com/Undev/MediaWiki-GoogleCodePrettify.git extensions/GoogleCodePrettify
  • Add the following line to the bottom of LocalSettings.php
require_once "$IP/extensions/GoogleCodePrettify/GoogleCodePrettify.php";

syntaxhighlight tagEdit

Google Code Prettify automatically recognizes language of source code. But you can set it using lang attribute.

class attributeEdit

You can add additional CSS class names to generated pre tags using class attribute. This is useful, for example, to add mw-collapsible class.


Enable handling of source tagEdit

Handling of source tag disabled by default and is not recommended.

You can override this behavior by setting in LocalSettings.php:

$wgGoogleCodePrettifyAllowSourceTag = true;

Enable handling of shl tagEdit

Handling of shl tag disabled by default.

You can override this behavior by setting in LocalSettings.php:

$wgGoogleCodePrettifyAllowShlTag = true;

Additional languagesEdit

By default GoogleCodePrettify enables these languages:

  • C and friends.
  • Java.
  • Python.
  • Bash.
  • SQL.
  • HTML.
  • XML.
  • CSS.
  • JavaScript.
  • Makefiles.
  • Ruby.
  • PHP.
  • Awk.
  • Perl.
  • YAML.

You can add or remove supported languages by changing of global $wgGoogleCodePrettifyAdditionalLanguages array variable.

See alsoEdit