I am missing the PHP, XML and SQL syntax highlighting when using the code formatting, which we do have in StackOverflow.

For example: Find out to which categories a product belongs to

None of the two answers have any highlighting.

Excuse me if this is already being discussed or if I missed something...

  • Maybe because it's a private beta site so it doesn't have a proper css and every thing activate. I guess this will be fixed when the public beta will be out or when the website will be public.
    – j0k
    Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 12:35

1 Answer 1


The answer can be found here.

Syntax highlighting is not enabled by default when a site launches to beta.

  • Why though? The german meta answer doesn't really explain it that well. Is there a SE meta answer for it? I can't figure how it's at all useful to have it disabled during a beta. Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 3:19
  • By default, suggesting there is a way to manually turn them on? Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 21:58
  • Hey we're out of beta, time for syntax highlighting?
    – Krista K
    Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 21:44

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