Create posts using markdown?

The question:

Can I replace the WYSIWYG editor with a markdown editor? If so, what plugin can I use?

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

I’m not sure about the version of Markdown, but here’s some plugins

I use markdown-for-wordpress-and-bbpress to get wordpress to render posts and comments in markdown format.

For editors, I prefer markdown-quicktags. It has a bunch of auto-complete features, and seems to be the most actively updated markdown editor plugin. You might also try wmd-admin for the wmd editor (Same markdown editor as the stackexchange) or wp-markitup (not markdown specific)

Method 2

You can use Markdown on Save, by Mark Jaquith.

Allows you to compose content in Markdown on a per-item basis. The markdown version is stored separately, so you can deactivate this plugin any time.

Method 3

Not mentioned is WP-Markdown or Markdown on Save Improved.

I did look at Markdown for WordPress and BBPress but apparently it hasn’t been updated since 2008 and never went beyond version 1.0.


All methods was sourced from stackoverflow.com or stackexchange.com, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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