A beautiful visual Markdown editor for WordPress
WP Markdown Editor replaces the default editor with SimpleMDE editor - a beautiful and intuitive Markdown editor. The plugin uses the Markdown module from Jetpack for parsing and saving content.
If you are not familiar with Markdown, Markdown is used by writers and bloggers who want a quick and easy way to write rich text, without having to take their hands off the keyboard, and without learning a lot of complicated codes and shortcuts. Refer to the Markdown Quick Reference page for help.
Check out the Screenshots to see how it looks.
The plugin is open source on GitHub.
If you like the plugin, feel free to donate or rate it (on the right side of this page). Thanks!
Can I embed HTML in the post?
Yes, you can. Markdown is a simple markup language so its features are limited. But sometimes you want do fancy things to your post, in that case you can write HTML in your post.
Can I insert shortcodes in the post?
Yes, you can. WP Markdown Editor uses the Markdown module from Jetpack and it supports shortcodes.
How do I use Markdown syntax?
Please refer to this resource: Markdown Quick Reference.
How do I convert an existing post to Markdown?
You existing posts will display as HTML in the WP Markdown Editor. You can still update your post in HTML or you can convert your posts to markdown using to-markdown or other available tools if you want.
Do I have to install Jetpack to use this plugin?
No, you don't.
Can I install both Jetpack and WP Markdown Editor on my site?
Yes, you can. But the order of activation should be Jetpack then WP Markdown Editor.
- Detect if the Jetpack Markdown module is activated
- Code refactoring
- Upgrade SimpleMDE to v1.8.1
- Fixed some bugs
- Using Markdown module from Jetpack for parsing and saving content
- Added changelog and FAQ
- Integrate with WP Media module
- Added icon and banner
- Save the content as HTML
- Remove quicktags-toolbar
- Change zIndex if toggle fullscreen
- Initial version
- Copy the plugin directory
- Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
Note: You don't need to install Jetpack to use this plugin.
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