How to Disable Syntax Highlighting in WordPress 2.8?

One of WordPress 2.8 new features is syntax highlighted editor for WordPress files. While the idea was exiting, I must admit I didn’t enjoyed using this new editor.

As a quick outline, here’s what you have to do:

  • Login to your WordPress 2.8 admin panel
  • Navigate to either the theme or plugin editor (doesn’t matter which)
  • Click the “Screen Options” tab located in the top right corner
  • Then click the “Disable syntax highlighting” link
Disable Syntax Highlighter

Disable Syntax Highlighter

To enable it again, follow the same steps and click the “Enable syntax highlighting’ link instead. Another method of disabling/enabling is to append ?codepress=off or ?codepress=on to the end of the Theme Editor URL.

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