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  • With the exception of the most basic markdown syntax (i.e., *emphasis*), the Markdown plugin doesn’t seem to be working at all. I’m using WP 1.2.

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  • Markdown is a Perl program.
    Unless you’re referring to Textile or the built-in Texturize😕
    “WordPress uses the Texturize engine to intelligently convert plain ASCII into typographically correct XHTML entities. This includes quotes, apostrophes, ellipses, em and en dashes, multiplication symbols, and ampersands.”

    No, it’s definitely Markdown (either that or I’m imaginging things ;-). It’s been converted to PHP, made into a WP plugin, and is included with WP 1.2. But it’s not working; not for me, anyway. Has anyone got it to perform as expected?

    I hate to bump this, but does anyone have some information on this issue? That is–has anyone been successfully using the Markdown plugin, or have I configured something incorrectly?

    Markdown works fine* for me in 1.2 beta from April 29; I’ll upgrade to RC1 in a minute and see if it breaks.
    (* I tested bold, italic, links, blockquote, unordered list, and a bunch of headings, and they worked. The code block didn’t, but I probably didn’t get the syntax right.)
    Only problem is that trackbacks sent from Markdown posts are sending the raw text, with line breaks as “rn”.

    Ah, okay, sorry. 🙂

    Me again, Markdown is working fine in 1.2RC1, and the rn thing is fixed. Joy! 🙂

    Mm, now I can join in the fun. 😉
    When I try and post PHP code (using the pre-code format — indenting at least 4 from the main text and using a semi-colon at the end of the prev. paragraph), it keeps adding in a space between the opening < and the ?.
    The code does otherwise indent properly, so this is just a minor annoyance. 🙂
    And yes, I have both Textiles off.

    You can add a priority tag in add_filter('the_content', 'Markdown', 6) so that markdown will be used prior to wptexturize.
    I think most of the problems were caused by wptexturize() translating characters that were to be used in markdown().

    the priority-trick helped me to get it to work within normal parameters.
    Why doesn’t the plugin have this by default?

    I tried that (a 6) but it caused my smilies to stop working?

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