Markdown + WordPress = writing bliss.
This plugin is deprecated. Use the much-better-supported and more-frequently-updated Markdown module in Jetpack, by the same author. This plugin will not receive any updates or support from here on out.
WordPress will process your post with Markdown unless you tell it not to. You probably won't want to, since writing in Markdown is so awesome. Compatible with mobile apps and 3rd-party blogging tools.
The main difference between this plugin and the original is that this plugin assumes you always want Markdown processing.
The markdown version is stored separately (in the
post_content_formatted column), so you can deactivate this plugin and your posts won't spew out Markdown, because HTML is stored in the
post_content column, just like normal. This is also much faster than doing on-the-fly Markdown conversion on every page load. It's only done once! When you re-edit the post, the markdown version is swapped into the editor for you to edit.