Support » Plugin: Postie » Postie’s settings for markdown

  • Resolved tsolignani

    (@tsolignani)


    I would like to compile my mails in plain text and using markdown to get some formatting, how should I best configure postie?

    Thank you

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  • Plugin Author Wayne Allen

    (@wayneallen-1)

    I would look at the following setting:

    Preferred Text Type – plain
    Filter newlines – no

    If you don’t get what you are expecting please let us know which markdown plugin you’re using as well as some examples.

    Thread Starter tsolignani

    (@tsolignani)

    Thank you.

    I don’t use any markdown plugin, just the one inside jetpack, the wp “default plugin”.

    Plain text went ok, while if I set filter newlines to no it inserts line breaks…

    Thank you.

    Thread Starter tsolignani

    (@tsolignani)

    Ok, I did some more tries.

    If I set “filter newlines” to NO, I get many line breaks into my final post, where not needed and the final result is bad.

    If I set it to YES instead, I get less line breaks than needed and text appears badly and all together.

    I use aquamail on Android as mail client and the format is plain text of course.

    Any hint?

    Thank you.

    Plugin Author Wayne Allen

    (@wayneallen-1)

    I did a little testing of my own and this is what I found.

    The plugins that used to support markdown and worked with Postie don’t seem to have been updated to support WordPress 5.x

    The markdown support for Jetpack requires the new Gutenberg editor with a special markdown block type.

    If you create a markdown block then switch to the code editor you can see what it looks like.

    Thread Starter tsolignani

    (@tsolignani)

    Thank you.

    I had a look (https://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpress-editor/blocks/markdown-block/) and it seems the new markdown block into the new Gutenberg editor is for «some features not originally available in Markdown… The Markdown Block uses Markdown Extra by Michel Fortin. It includes some features not originally available in Markdown, including improved support for inline HTML, code blocks, tables, and more. Code blocks can use three or more back ticks (`), as well as tildes (~~~).»

    While markdown should be supported even with the classic editor (the one that I use with the «classical editor plugin»).

    «If you are using the Classic Editor, you will need to enable Markdown, and insert markdown using the HTML tab.» but there is a quirk: «One important item to note with the Classic Editor is that once you save your changes you will not be able to edit the content as Markdown. It will show as formatted content or HTML. Instead, switch to our WordPress Editor and use the Markdown Block!»

    So I have no idea about how I could fix that. Maybe you could tell me the names of those plugins, I can try asking developers if they are going to update them.

    Or maybe I can try others plugin, to see it they serve postie better.
    For instance: https://wpmissing.com/plugins/markdown-editor-gutenberg-averroes/

    Thank you again for your time on the matter.

    Thread Starter tsolignani

    (@tsolignani)

    There is a «Disable Gutenberg» plugin that maybe could work. They say it remove all things gutemberg from wordpress (!).

    Thanks again.

    Plugin Author Wayne Allen

    (@wayneallen-1)

    This is the list I was looking at https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/markdown/

    Thread Starter tsolignani

    (@tsolignani)

    Thank you.

    @tsolignani The plugin you are looking for is EditorsKit – https://wordpress.org/plugins/block-options/ . Here’s the markdown preview when you install the plugin. I hope you’ll love it!

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