#543 wiki: install syntax highlighter

Created 8 years ago by ianweller

i'd recommend http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi, it is the one mediawiki.org uses

/Summary By: Jose Manimala Dated: 17/03/2009 Extension used: SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi(As recommended) / 1. Installed a fresh mediawiki instance. 2. cd extensions folder in mediawiki installation. 3. downloaded the latest stable version of SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=114997 4. The file geshi.php is required for the extension to work. If the mediawiki install was done by means of subversion then the following procedure is to be followed. - cd extensions/SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi/ - svn checkout http://geshi.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/geshi/trunk/geshi-1.0.X/src/ geshi

or goto - http://qbnz.com/highlighter download the latest copy. - unzip it to a folder under extensions/SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi/ preferably geshi

Note: do not forget to change the path in SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi.class.php to require_once( 'geshi/geshi.php' ); or else the mediawiki install blanks out. 5. Add this line to your LocalSettings.php: require_once("extensions/SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi/SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi.php"); and now your extension should be up and running.

  1. Edit a page and use the following example to test the extension <source lang="php"> <?php $v = "string"; // sample initialization ?> html text <? echo $v; // end of php code ?> </source>

++ Fin ++

The review here didn't result in a package. ;)

Closing this. If we still want a syntax highlighter, we should look at re-submitting it or finding a easier to package one.

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