How to preserve indentation in wordpress [sourcecode] tags

October 19, 2010

Dont use the visual editor. Copy the code into your ‘HTML’ view and it will preserve indentation. Copy it into ‘Visual’ view and your code will be all left-aligned…

Examples:

Code pasted in ‘Visual’ View

<indent>
<indent>
<indent>
</indent>
</indent>
</indent>

Code pasted in ‘HTML’ View

<indent>
    <indent>
        <indent>
        </indent>
    </indent>
</indent>

YMMV, I guess, but this is what works for me.