Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Markdown support, sort of

  • I know Gutenberg is, and is not, many things to many people. For a long time, my personal quest has been for a better way to write. And for me, that better way is Markdown.

    If my test was correct:
    1. You CAN paste Markdown into the editor and all is good
    2. but you CANNOT write in Markdown (not even with the Jetpack MD editor activated)

    At current, if you want to write in Markdown, Gutenberg forces you to write somewhere else and just paste into WP. That’s definitely not my dream come true. It seems to me that Gutenberg isn’t really a new “editor”, it’s more like a Container Pasting System. That may be very useful for some, but it doesn’t seem to let me write any better.

    So far, I’d still say the best Blog/CMS platform for me to write in is Ghost. And the best dedicated editor is Typora. In the past these have been better writing experiences than the WP editor, and it seems like they will continue to be better writing experiences than Gutenberg.

    • This topic was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by  Glenn Zucman.
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  • Plugin Author Tammie Lister


    Thanks for taking the time to test and leave aa review @gzucman. As you rightly say right now you can’t write in markdown but that will be something potentially resolved in the future, maybe with a markdown block. This is absolutely planned to be for phase one.

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