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How can I post source code?

  1. mobilelibraryinacan
    Member

    I found this page but it seems to be missing some explanation. None of the formatting I see in the examples show up on my page when I try to add then to my own.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/

    Even when I look at the source of the article it contradicts itself. It tells you to use the backtick tag but it uses the pre tag in its own source code.

    I need to have source code in my blog all about code. Do I have to buy something extra or upgrade to have source code formatting in my blog that works?
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  2. mobilelibraryinacan
    Member

    OK the above post is messed up because I typed in the code tag to refer to the code tag and it tried format the rest as code. I put the pre tag in next and it tried to format again as code.

    My question is why doesn't that work at all on my blog to I need to buy or upgrade something to have source code formatting. Non of the source code formats do anything on my blog.

  3. Hi! Sorry about this. The page was actually a bit broken with the formatting which handily made the important information hidden. :(

    The proper way to add sourcecode into your post is using the [sourcecode] shortcode. An example would be:

    [sourcecode language="css"]
    your code here
    [/sourcecode]

    I've fixed up the documentation page so it's all back to normal now.

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