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

  • Why Markdown 1? Is there any special reasoning for that. – sorin Sep 20 '10 at 10:36
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    oh, its just personal preference. I am a developer and may blog about code, in the default editor, its harder to add code blocks – Jiew Meng Sep 26 '10 at 9:01
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    Just as an update to this question, Wordpress now supports Markdown seamlessly with JetPack – Kyle Apr 21 '14 at 20:49

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)

  • I've been using wp-markitup for years and the 3.3 update of wp appears to have just broke it. – slm Dec 21 '11 at 14:06

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.

  • This is a wordpress.org plugin. How about a wordpress.com feature? – Nam G VU Oct 17 '10 at 9:09
  • There is no similar feature on wordpress.com. – sorich87 Oct 17 '10 at 16:13
  • Do you know of anything that will convert the WP editor to a Markdown 1? – Jiew Meng Feb 13 '11 at 1:56

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.

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