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Markdown Text


This plugin allows users familiar with the Markdown syntax
to use it from within the sidebar. Its chief benefit is that it allows
users who are unfamiliar with HTML, to get many of the benefits of a
robust markup language, which is easier to learn and read back.

Basic use

  1. Drop the Markdown Text widget onto a sidebar
  2. Enter a title for the widget
  3. Enter the main body of your text below the title, using the Markdown syntax


  1. Upload markdown-widget to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Works well

I can’t believe I didn’t know about this before. It’s exactly what I was looking for. I have a feeling I’ll be installing it on quite a few sites!

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Contributors & Developers

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


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