This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Parsedown for WordPress

Description

Got a bug report or want to contribute? Please do so on the GitHub issue tracker or submit a pull request.

Parsedown is an efficient, modern PHP implementation of the Markdown syntax originally developed by John Gruber. This plugin runs your posts and comments through the Parsedown Extra version, which has additional features that are part of the Markdown Extra extension by Michel Fortin.

Michel wrote the original Markdown plugin for WordPress, and this aims to be a 100% compatible drop-in replacement for that. Michel’s original plugin is no longer supported as of February 1, 2014.

So why Parsedown? It’s faster, more consistent and is being actively developed.

Development of this WordPress plugin takes place over on GitHub. If you have any support requests, I do monitor the support forums on here, or you can contact me directly.

Installation

  1. Upload the parsedown-wp folder to the wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in the WordPress admin

That’s it. All your posts and comments are now being processed by Parsedown.

Reviews

Works great with Prisimjs!

Had a problem finding a turn key WordPress solution for Markdown that left my html alone. Specifically my inline code examples that were being highlighted by Prisim JS. This worked perfectly.

Love this plugin

I really love Parsedown, I created a web app with it recently to host Markdown files on my server. I was really impressed with Parsedown’s speed. This plugin is exactly what I was looking for, so I could store my posts as Markdown in WordPress yet display them as HTML on the front-end.

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Contributors & Developers

“Parsedown for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.3

  • Fixed comment text not showing up in admin (issue #2)

0.2

Fixed unintended behavior of converting HTML special characters. WordPress does this automatically, and converting makes curly quotes not work.

0.1

Initial release.