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GitHub-Flavored Markdown Comments

Description

Comment forms allow some HTML, this plugin extends that to let users type in Markdown and have it automatically converted to HTML. It also extends Markdown with a couple features made popular by GitHub. Conversion from Markdown to HTML is completely automated and doesn’t require anything on the commenter’s part.

The feature additions from GitHub are:

  • Single linebreaks are treated as new paragraphs
  • Code “fencing” with three backticks (“`)

Two notable features from GitHub’s Markdown implementation are missing:

  • To do lists: Doing these well would require some front end interaction, which I decided is outside the scope of this plugin at least for now
  • Repository autolinking (e.g. comments, issues, etc): These seemed a little too GitHub-specific.

GitHub-Flavored Markdown Comments is developed, unsurprisingly, on GitHub.

Screenshots

  • Example of pre- and post- converted text (live previews are not (yet) includeded in the plugin).

Installation

This plugin doesn’t have any options. Install it, activate it, and it’s on.

Note: GitHub-flavored Markdown Comments required PHP 5.3 or later. If your server has PHP 5.2, this plugin will quickly break your site.

Contributors & Developers

“GitHub-Flavored Markdown Comments” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0

  • Genesis.