Syntax highlighting for the Concrete5 5.6 HTML block

With the release of Concrete5 5.7, the HTML block now uses the Ace Code Editor which features:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Automatic indenting and support for using the TAB key
  • Multiple cursors and selections

However the HTML block in the now legacy Concrete5 5.6 is lackluster in comparison, all it does is output whatever HTML it is placed in the textarea.

For those with 5.6 sites, I have created a new block which uses the Ace Code Editor from 5.7 (or you can apply it retroactively to existing HTML blocks).

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