I have just heard of the Markdown syntax and it is definitely something that, I think, will make life easier.
Anyway, I am having trouble getting it on WordPress. Through Google, I found the following:
The instructions seem simple enough: Download, place in plugins folder and activate; Just like any other plugin. Cool.
I then disabled the visual editor. However, whenever I enter text like the following (minus the quotes of course) "**strong emphasis with asterisks**", the text looks plain.
I will note that the blog already already has some old posts with HTML. Not sure if that has any bearing. Maybe this plugin is not the way to get Markdown syntax? I believe I read somewhere Markdown is already included in WordPress but can't be sure.
In either case, I was hoping the WP community can help me out here.
PS: First time posting here, though not first time using WordPress. So yeah. Go WordPress!