How to Add Syntax Highlighting to Your Webflow Site: A Step-by-Step Guide

Syntax highlighting, a feature that uses color and formatting to highlight the syntax of a programming language, can help make code snippets more digestible to non-programmers and even improve the readability and clarity for experienced developers.

In this post, I will walk you through a step-by-step process on how to incorporate syntax highlighting into your Webflow blog. Follow these instructions to enhance the appearance of your code snippets.

First, you need to add the following styling snippet to the <head> tag in your page's HTML:

Next, include the JavaScript snippet below just before the closing </body> tag in your code:

Now, navigate to your blog post and locate the rich text element field. To display your code correctly, add a custom code element and place your code within the following syntax:

Save your changes and publish the updated post. Please note that you won't be able to see the updates in preview mode, so publishing is necessary.

If you prefer a different style, you can explore various options in the Prism library. Simply replace the CSS snippet (the one inside the <head> tag) with your desired style.

That's it! Enjoy enhancing the visual appeal of your Webflow blog with syntax highlighting.