Posting source code in WordPress blogs

In my previous blog post, I published the source code of a bash shell script. I noticed that WordPress kept on messing around with the code (like replacing some of the double quotes), and at first I didn’t know how to solve this (I’m quite new to WordPress).

And then I found the following support article:

So, basically, you need to wrap your source code into “sourcecode”¬†blocks, using the HTML editor.

There are also some nice options, like setting the language, enabling highlighting or line wrapping etc.

This is an example with¬†sourcecode language=”bash” as option:


# description: source code example

echo "hello world!"

exit 0