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Markdown Shortcode

Description

Damn simple [markdown]#via shortcode[/markdown] for wordpress.
This plugin uses parsedown and highlight.js. Zero configuration.

Write this into the editor:

[markdown]  
#h1

h2

text  
____source code (two ore more underscores will be replaced by empty spaces)  
____source code (two ore more underscores will be replaced by empty spaces)  

    `javascript
source code
    `
[/markdown]

and the shortcode content will be parsed with parsedown. Syntax highlighting will appear for the source codes.

This plugin is available at github, too.
Please report issues at github, pull requests are welcome, too!

Screenshots

  • Blog post written in markdown.
  • Same blog post on front end.

Installation

  1. Upload the markdown-shortcode directory to the /wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Use it by wrapping text in the shortcode

FAQ

Will it work in the Visual Editor?

Yes. You can switch between Visual and Text(HTML) mode. The plugin converts html entities back to the original characters.

The WYSIWYG editor (TinyMCE) is removing empty spaces!

Indeed, TinyMCE is well-known for destroying markup. Replace empty spaces with underscores __ .
Underscores will be converted to empty spaces right before markdown conversion.

Reviews

Simple and useful

It parses pasted text perfectly. Remember to edit the post in "plain text" and not in "visual" mode!! Best of best! Thanks so much for creating it.

Just do what it says

Work as expected , thank you, simple and efficient. (just write "[markdown] blabla [/markdown] with your wysiwyg as "text" )
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Contributors & Developers

“Markdown Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

0.1

  • see https://github.com/JohannesHoppe/markdown-shortcode/releases for a list of all releases