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README.md

Markdown Preview for Rails

This gem gives you instant markdown preview for any textarea you want, anywhere in your application.

Installation

  1. Add to your Gemfile:

    gem 'markdown_preview'

  2. Include the assets where you want them

    //= require markdown_preview/base

  3. (Optional) If you want to override the preprocessor then add the following to config/initializers/markdown_preview.rb

    module MarkdownPreview
     
      #Write your own preprocessor here if you want to
      #the md param is the incoming markdown text, before it has been processed
      def self.preprocess_markdown( md )
        md 
      end
    
    end
  4. Add the markdown_preview class to any textareas you want to be previewable, and you're good to go!

    <textarea class="markdown_preview" id="my_awesome_textarea"></textarea>

Issues

https://github.com/jeffmcfadden/markdown_preview/issues

Credits

Jeff McFadden

Desiring God Ministries