Add Simple Pre code with Font Awesome in Blogger Site

Add Simple Pre code with Font Awesome in Blogger Site
pre code

Pre code is massively used instead of Blockquote in Blogger site. Many blogger prefer to use pre because this is SEO friendly.  But for using pre code you must add big chunk of code in your Blog and sometimes it affect the loading time. But there are always an alternative way exists. So In this tutorial I will show you about adding simple pre code with Font Awesome icons. This looks professional. And you can serve your widget code in different ways.

By using monotonous blockquote just you can wrap your code and serve to your visitors simply but most of the blockquote design is not eye-catching. And block is used for highlighting quote only but most of the blogger use it for presenting their code. However we can highlight out widget code professional way by wrapping it within pre code.

This pre code has some unique feature such as –
  • You can specify the CSS, HTML and JavaScript file
  • Your code will display in professional way.
  • Pre code is always error free and SEO friendly.
  • Widget code will be highlighted in different color.
  • User can easily select the script by double click on pre code block.
pre code demo

So after knowing the benefit of pre code you might feel interest to add this feature in your Blogger template. For adding this feature just follow the below steps-

Though this widget is powered by Font Awesome 4.3.0 version so first you have to add Font Awesome file in your Blogger Template.

Step 1 Go to and Sign in to your account

Step 2 From Blogger Dashboard click on ->Template ->Edit HTML 

Step 3 And locate the <head> section in your Blogger template

Step 4 Finally copy following markup line and paste it below <head>
<link href='//' rel='stylesheet'/>
Step 5 Now find the ]]></b:skin> by pressing Ctrl+F (Windows) or CMD+F (Mac) 

Step 6 Copy and Paste below code above/before ]]></b:skin>
/* CSS Pre Code by*/
pre {
    background: #444444;
    white-space: pre;
    word-wrap: break-word;
    overflow: auto;
pre.code {
    margin: 20px 25px;
    border-radius: 4px;
    border: 1px solid #292929;
    position: relative;
pre.code label {
    font-family: sans-serif;
    font-weight: bold;
    font-size: 80%;
    color: #3C99F9;
    position: absolute;
    left: 1px;
    top: 15px;
    text-align: center;
    width: 60px;
    -webkit-user-select: none;
    -moz-user-select: none;
    -ms-user-select: none;
    pointer-events: none;
pre.code code {
    font-family: "Inconsolata","Monaco","Consolas","Andale Mono","Bitstream Vera Sans Mono","Courier New",Courier,monospace;
    display: block;
    margin: 0 0 0 60px;
    padding: 15px 16px 14px;
    border-left: 1px solid #555;
    overflow-x: auto;
    font-size: 13px;
    line-height: 19px;
    color: #ddd;
pre::after {
    content: "double click to selection";
    padding: 0;
    width: auto;
    height: auto;
    position: absolute;
    right: 18px;
    top: 14px;
    font-size: 12px;
    color: #ddd;
    line-height: 20px;
    overflow: hidden;
    -webkit-backface-visibility: hidden;
    transition: all 0.3s ease;
pre:hover::after {
    opacity: 0;
    visibility: visible;
pre.css code {
    color: #4899CE;
pre.html code {
    color: #EF662A;
pre.javascript code {
    color: #F4C22B;

Step 7 Now find the </body> by pressing Ctrl+F (Windows) or CMD+F (Mac)

Step 8 And Copy and Paste below code above/before </body>

<script type='text/javascript'>
$('i[rel="pre"]').replaceWith(function() {
    return $('<pre><code>' + $(this).html() + '</code></pre>');
var pres = document.querySelectorAll('pre,kbd,blockquote');
for (var i = 0; i < pres.length; i++) {
  pres[i].addEventListener("dblclick", function () {
    var selection = getSelection();
    var range = document.createRange();
  }, false);

Step 9 And click on Save template button from top right corner of the screen. 

How to use Pre code in Blogger Blog Posts?

We can easily use the pre code in Blogger Blog posts. You should parse the code first after that you can use it in your Blogger template. For parsing the widget code first use our pre code parser tools from below link-

Just copy the widget code and paste it on our pre code parser. After that, click on Conversion button. And delete the <pre><code> from the first line. And wrap the whole code by any code from below –

<pre class='code html'><label><i class='fa fa-html5 fa-lg'></i> HTML</label><code>
Add HTML code here

<pre class='code css'><label><i class='fa fa-css3 fa-lg'></i> CSS</label><code>
Add CSS code here

<pre class='code javascript'><label><i class='fa fa-code fa-lg'></i> JS</label><code>
Add JavaScript code here

Now your code is ready for use in Blog post. For make this pre code work you have to add the code in HTML view while writing a new post. From Post Editor Select HTML view. Now add the conversion code. And again switch to Compose view and publish your post.

pre code in HTML

And see your Blog post with pre code. It is displaying the widget code professionally. I hope you have understood the tutorial, if you have any query regarding this then feel free to write me.
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