Parsedown is an efficient, modern PHP implementation of the Markdown syntax originally developed by John Gruber. This plugin runs your posts and comments through the Parsedown Extra version, which has additional features that are part of the Markdown Extra extension by Michel Fortin.
Michel wrote the original Markdown plugin for WordPress, and this aims to be a 100% compatible drop-in replacement for that. Michel’s original plugin is no longer supported as of February 1, 2014.
- Upload the
parsedown-wpfolder to the
- Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in the WordPress admin
That’s it. All your posts and comments are now being processed by Parsedown.
Contributors & Developers
“Parsedown for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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- Fixed comment text not showing up in admin (issue #2)
Fixed unintended behavior of converting HTML special characters. WordPress does this automatically, and converting makes curly quotes not work.