Source Code Highlighting in Windows Live Writer

When I first started posting code to the site, it took me a while to format it correctly, until I realized there are many plugins available for automatically doing this. When I was using a self hosted WordPress site, I could install plugins or insert a custom css to format the code block like I want, but I soon found out that was not the case for sites as there is no control to install new plugins or change the CSS.

However supports a short code for highlighting sourcecode.

A quick search for Windows Live Writer plugins that support this short code turned up many. I tried a few of the code highlighters and finally settled on the one posted by Rich Hewlett called WLW Code Plugin.

A C# code would look like below:

UPDATE: I have now stopped using this plugin as I prefer the plugins that use the ‘<pre>’ tag which is more standard and backward compatible.