WordPress is great. It allows you to quickly set up a blog with minimal effort. In the case of setting up the Google Syntax Highlighter, however, it ended up being quite a hassle due to WordPress’s WYSIWYG editor. This tutorial shows how to modify the editor to make Google Syntax Highlighter work as advertised.
Update Jan 3 2011 To allow pre tag in TinyMCE, we’re now modifying functions.php instead of a wordpress admin file so changes aren’t erased when WP is updated. See here for more details.