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.

Typewriter

Description

Typewriter completely removes the “Visual Editor” feature in WordPress and replaces it
with a simple Markdown editor so that you can join sites like StackOverflow and Github in writing in the
simple and growingly popular Markdown format.

For the more technical among you, Typewriter removes the TinyMCE editor and defaults to a Markdown specific “Text” editor
and parses the output using MarkdownExtra.

Screenshots

  • Markdown editor with some example content
  • Markdown output with some example content

Installation

Simple Install

  1. Login to WordPress and go to Plugins > Add New > Upload
  2. Upload typewriter.zip and activate
  3. Write using Markdown!

Manual Install

  1. Upload the typewriter folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Write using Markdown!

FAQ

What is Markdown?

whatismarkdown.com

Do I have to convert my HTML content?

No. You can still use normal HTML in your posts and pages. Markdown will simply ignore the HTML and only parse
any Markdown specific code that it finds.

What happens to my content if I deactivate the plugin?

Unfortunaetly your content will not be parsed by MarkdownExtra anymore and will appear like it does in the text
editor. In this case you would need to convert your Markdown content to normal HTML.

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.0 (2013.09.25)

  • Initial release