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Best way to post code snippets

  1. My blog (randomascii.wordpress.com) is about programming so I post a lot of code snippets. If I was using wordpress on my own host then I could use GeSHI but I'm not sure what the best options are when hosted at wordpress.com. I'm sure this must be a common question.

    If GeSHI is available it would be good to make that more obvious.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    The blog I need help with is randomascii.wordpress.com.

  2. Have you seen this entry? posting source code

  3. Ah -- very helpful. Yep, that works. Thanks.

    However I'm finding that it is very difficult to get [sourcecode] to work with Windows Live Writer. The new-line characters get stripped out on upload (apparently) which means that each code snippet shows up as a single line. I've tried fixing this up after uploading a draft, but the editor on wordpress.com only shows five lines(!!!) of the post at a time, which makes it painful to use.

    Any suggestions on how to manage this? I could write a filter that fixes up the HTML after I upload it, but that seems clunky so I must be missing something.

  4. I've tried fixing this up after uploading a draft, but the editor on wordpress.com only shows five lines(!!!) of the post at a time, which makes it painful to use.

    Settings > Writing
    Size of the post box ___lines
    "Save changes"

  5. That definitely helps a lot. Thanks again.

    There are various other complexities in getting the source code in, but I think I've got them under control. The one remaining problem is that now when somebody tries to copy the source from my blog, it comes up double-triple spaced -- five blank lines after every line of code. That seems quite unfortunate. This is using IE9, for what that's worth.

    Who knew this would be so difficult!

  6. Oh, and I did use light="true" to get rid of the line numbers, since otherwise those get copied as well, which is undesirable.

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