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.

WP MarkItUp!


WP MarkItUp! is the WordPress plugin that replaces the old “quicktags” toolbar with MarkItUp!, a lightweight jQuery plugin that allows to turn any textarea into an highly customizable markup editor. XHTML, Textile, Wiki, Markdown and BBcode toolbars are already provided out-of-the-box, but even your own markup syntax can be easily implemented with this system. The plugin currently features three different skins for the toolbar, new ones are about to come.


  • WP MarkItUp! doing his work with MarkDown syntax toolbar enabled.
  • WP MarkItUp! with another skin activated. The toolbar is now for XHTML tags.
  • WP MarkItUp! settings page showing the different toolbars available.
  • WP MarkItUp! settings page showing the different skins available.
  • WP MarkItUp! settings page showing a warning if you're enabling a toolbar that needs an external plugin to work properly.
  • WP MarkItUp! showing a warning in the "Write a Post" page if you have enabled a toolbar that needs an external plugin to work properly.


I have successfully deactivated the plugin, but the visual tinyMCE editor doesn’t show up!

You need to go to your Profile page, and check the “Use the visual editor when writing” option.

How can I add my own personal tagset to the plugin?

You basically need to create a new directory inside the /wp-content/plugins/wp_markitup/markitup/sets/ directory containing the toolbar stylesheet style.css, set.php which is the markItUp! toolbar specification and infos.php, a simple file used by the plugin to know if the tagset needs some external plugin to work.
Please note that set.php, despite its extension, it’s a common Javascript source code file: the php it’s just for localization purposes.

Your’re strongly suggested to read the well written markItUp! documentation on how to setup your custom tagset, and watch a couple of markItUp! examples for yourself.

How can I add a new skin/edit an existing one?

Even easier. You just need to have some basic CSS knowledge and have to look at the wp_markitup/markitup/skins/ directory. You’ll find a directory for each existing skin. Each dir will contain a stylesheet named style.css. It’s common to see also an images directory used by the stylesheet itself.

I would like to become a WP MarkItUp! translator!

Great! You can start installing Poedit and opening the wp_markitup/languages/markitup-it_IT.po file with it. It’s all pretty straightforward. If you have problems or you want to submit me the finished translation, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Feature Request/Bug Reporting

If you find any problems/bugs/annoyances or if you feel like something really important is missing, than please let me know commenting at the WP MarkItUp! official page. Thanks for the support!

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Browse the code