Support » Plugin: WP-Markdown » [Plugin: WP-Markdown] What is the difference ?

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  • Plugin Author Stephen Harris

    (@stephenh1988)

    Hi Li-An,
    Firstly there is a difference in implementation. The above two plug-ins you’ve linked to save the post in markdown syntax as post meta. WP-Markdown does not do this, but instead converts it back into markdown syntax when you editi the post. Doing it in this way means that it is possible to enable markdown in the comments too.

    This plug-in also allows you to enable markdown on your bbPress forums (this was my primary motivation as I wanted an easy way to support code postings on my plug-in support forums and provide a decent UI which brings me onto…).

    With both comments and bbPress forums (and if there’s demand possibly for posts too), there is a live preview of the generated markdown and a help toolbar. This is exactly what is used on the Stack Exchange websites.

    Finally, there is an option to load ‘Prettify’ which can automatically perform syntax highlighting.

    I hope that answers your question. I shall be looking into some more features (processing markdown on only part of the post using shortcodes for instance), and I’m all ears for suggestions!

    Thank you for all these precisions. Markdown in comments interest me a lot. I will test your plugin, I think 🙂

    OK, I’ve installed it… And no options, no Markdown>HTML translationn, non preview…
    On a test blog, no other plugin activated and default theme…

    Plugin Author Stephen Harris

    (@stephenh1988)

    Settings are on the ‘Writing’ WordPress settings page.

    OK, sorry, I did not wait for them here and I did not read the installation instructions. Shame on me !

    It works nice 🙂 and I like the helpbar in comments.

    But I don’t like the way the plugin handles URL
    [lien](http://www.li-an.fr/blog/)
    becomes

    [lien][1] 
    
     [1]: http://www.li-an.fr/blog/

    I don’t remember if it was a Markdonw Extra feature ?

    Plugin Author Stephen Harris

    (@stephenh1988)

    This is a drawback of how the plug-in handles markdown (converts it to HTML and then converts back for editing): whether you use
    [lien](http://www.li-an.fr/blog/)

    or

    [lien][1] 
    
     [1]: http://www.li-an.fr/blog/

    the HTML output is the same, so when you edit the post the markdown will be the same. I belive they are both default Markdown syntax.

    Yes both exists in Markdown syntax
    http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/basics
    but it’s too bad the plugin changes this because when you handle a lot of links in a post, it will be just painful to change one link.

    Plugin Author Stephen Harris

    (@stephenh1988)

    The markdown for links will be shown as the latter example. I think this is better, since if you have multiple links to an address, and you need to alter that address you just alter it at the bottom, next to the number. You don’t need to alter every link.

    If you want to alter just one link, then you just alter it using the first method, and all the rest will point to their original address.

    OK 🙂 Thank you for taking time to answer 🙂

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