[Resolved] HTML Editor Syntax Highlighter

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  • #1236074
    Alain Aubry

    Hi
    I am using “HTML Editor Syntax Highlighter” plugin. It has worked 100% everywhere, except when I enable “sections” in a page.
    Is there any way of enabling it in that particular case.
    Thanks

    #1236403
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    Are you just starting to build the site?

    If so I would highly recommend using our upcoming block plugin GenerateBlocks to achieve the layout you are going for:
    https://generateblocks.com/

    It’s currently in Beta testing but we are moving along nicely and getting ready for the official release soon:
    https://generateblocks.com/install/

    One of the main goals of the plugin is to replace the old Sections add-on which won’t be getting any updates now.

    #1236575
    Alain Aubry

    Hi Leo

    Thank you for the heads up, I will definitely take a look at the new plugin.

    Now, answering your question: no, it is an old site and in a few pages I use “sections”, but when I do I cannot see the Syntax Highlighting. It would be nice.

    Also, I have a similar problem when using Gutenberg, the Syntax Highlighting plugin works fine, but the WordPress design allows for a narrow “code editor” screen, just 580 px, while the normal “visual” editing screen is 1160 px.

    Up to now I have disregarded the use of Gutenberg because it is difficult to edit html. I normally edit the html and many time I add some inline css.

    Thanks

    #1236787
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Sections won’t be getting any updates anytime soon unfortunately.

    What does the plugin do? Maybe we could use some CSS as a workaround?

    Can you link me to an example?

    #1237609
    Alain Aubry

    Hi Leo

    The plugin highlights the HTML syntax, just like editing in Atom or Sublime, you see the opening and closing tags, the links, images, etc.

    Take a look: https://wordpress.org/plugins/html-editor-syntax-highlighter/

    Before discovering it, I was moving chunks of text to Atom, back and forward.

    Thank you, Alain

    #1237961
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Looks pretty cool. I’m not sure if it’s possible to integrate with Sections – it depends on how they’re initiating their plugin. I assume they’re only targeting the core editor (why wouldn’t they), which is why it isn’t initiating within our Section editors.

    #1238258
    Alain Aubry

    Hi Tom

    I am happy you like it.
    I can open a ticket with them, but we need to give them some information.

    Thanks, Alain

    #1238940
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    I’m going to assume there isn’t much they can do. We’re using the wp.editor javascript library in WordPress to initialize the Sections.

    If there’s a way to hook/filter into their plugin and apply it to our Sections, I’d be happy to take a look. However, Sections is likely a module that will go away at some point with the emergence of the new editor/GenerateBlocks.

    #1238970
    Alain Aubry

    Hi

    I passed along your question about the hook/filter.

    If in the future the Sections module has to go away, the few pages I use it can be converted to something else.

    I will try your GenerateBlocks plugin, it seems VERY interesting.

    Thank you
    Alain

    #1239055
    Alain Aubry

    Frank says it is too much work and he is already creating a new version.
    The answer is here: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/compatibility-with-generatepress-theme-2/
    I am closing this.
    Thank you all.

    #1239303
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    I figured as much. Let me know if any info is needed once the new version is out 🙂

    #1239314
    Alain Aubry

    You are so supportive!
    The new version has been in the works for about a year… Maybe this little push gave him the needed energy!!!

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