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Markdown for WordPress and bbPress


Markdown syntax allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format.

Markdown for WordPress and bbPress (Markdown-WPBB) is based on the famed PHP Markdown Extra by Michel Fortin, in turn based on the original Perl version by John Gruber. All I did was make the same package work with bbPress too. ^^


What if I do not need Markdown formatting for comments in WordPress?

Michel Fortin says: “By default, the Markdown plugin applies to both posts and comments on your WordPress weblog. To deactivate one or the other, edit the MARKDOWN_WP_POSTS or MARKDOWN_WP_COMMENTS definitions under the “WordPress settings” header at the start of the “markdown.php” file.”

What if I do not want the “Extra” features of Markdown Extra?

You can disable the “Extra” features by changing line 62 of markdown.php, replacing MarkdownExtra_Parser with Markdown_Parser. Voilą.

For more information on the “Extra” features, check out Michel Fortin’s Markdown Extra page.

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