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
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.