MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation User interface
Description Allows users to choose between various syntax highlighting themes
Author(s) Nathan Kuenzig (kuenzigntalk)
Latest version 1.0.0
Compatibility policy Master maintains backward compatibility.
MediaWiki 1.35+
Database changes No
License MIT License
README on GitHub

The SyntaxHighlightThemes extension allows users to choose between various syntax highlighting themes when using the SyntaxHighlight extension.


Once installed, users can change their syntax highlighting theme in their preferences under Appearance. All styles provided by Pygments are supported.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called SyntaxHighlightThemes in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php :
    wfLoadExtension( 'SyntaxHighlightThemes' );
  • Configure as required.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


The default theme used is the default style from Pygments. Use this option to change the default theme for your wiki
($wgDefaultUserOptions['syntaxhighlight-theme'] = 'monokai'; for example)

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