The WP Highlighter Plug-in is exactly what you think it might be. It is a WordPress plug-in that allows you to highlight text in various colours.
Why a Highlighter Plug-in?
Admittedly I have not spent much time researching whether such a plug-in exists. At least, since the last time I did check, no such plug-in exists. Anyway, I thought it would be a great opportunity to increase my PHP experience, and to re-learn some long forgotten WordPress architecture. Also I tend to like to add colour to my posts in the form of a highlight over key sentences, so an plug-in might be useful for those who share the same idea.
What do I expect to learn?
- First of all it will allow me to dabble in PHP, particularly, breaking up and injecting strings.
- There will be some CSS, but probably not much.
- It may also allow me to dabble in regular expressions, to find the right tags and properties.
- Finally, it would allow me to explore the WordPress platform, by learning how to write a useful plug-in for it. Which will lay the ground work for future WordPress plug-ins.