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=== WP-Markdown ===
Contributors: stephenharris
Donate link:
Tags: markdown, formatting,prettify,syntax highlighter,code
Requires at least: 3.1
Tested up to: 3.6
Stable tag: 1.5.1
Allows Markdown to be enabled in posts, comments and bbPress forums.
== Description ==
This plug-in allows you to write posts (of any post type) using the Markdown syntax. The plug-in converts the Markdown into HTML prior to saving the post. When editing a post, the plug-in converts
it back into Markdown syntax.
The plug-in also allows you to enable Markdown in **comments** and **BBPress forums**. In these instances the plug-in adds a toolbar, and preview of the processed Markdown with [Prettify]( syntax highlighter applied (similiar to that used in the Stack Exchange websites such as [WordPress Stack Exchange](
WP-Markdown stores the processed HTML, so deactivating the plug-in will not affect your posts, comments or bbPress forums.
== Installation ==
Installation is standard and straight forward.
1. Upload `markdown` folder (and all it's contents!) to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
1. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
1. Go to your Settings > Writing page and enable markdown for the appropriate post types and comments.
== Frequently Asked Questions ==
= How do I use Markdown syntax? =
For information on how to use Markdown sytnax pleae read: [Markdown: syntax](
= What happens to the post content if I uninstall the plug-in? =
The plug-in uses Markdown to generate the appropriate HTML prior to the post saving to the database. When you edit a post, it is converted back to Markdown syntax.
Once the plug-in is uninstalled you'll simply rever to editing the posts' HTML.
= How do I embed content? =
A clean install of WordPress allows you to (for example) include a YouTube url on a seperate line, whereupon it will automatically embed the video. This is not possible with WP-MarkDown installed (*I tried - I broke more things. But if you manage it, feel free to make a pull-request:*).
You'll need to use the `[embed]` shortcode.
= How do I prevent a bit of the page being parsed as MarkDown? =
Enclose it in a `div` tag. It'll be ignored.
= How do I allow the contents of a `div` tag to be parsed as MarkDown? =
Use `<div markdown="1">`.
== Screenshots ==
1. The Markdown toolbar and previewer on a bbPress forum
2. Plug-in settings, located at the bottom of the Writing settings page
3. The Markdown toolbar and previewer on a comment form
4. Example of Markdown syntax
5. The output of the example Markdown
== Changelog ==
= 1.5.1 =
* Addresses issues with (since withdrawn) 1.5 version
= 1.5 =
* Handle tables. See[#35](
* Apply responsive layout issue. See[#31](
* Use compressed prettify.js
* Fixed bug with lists not being escaped
* Fix textdomain. Change to 'wp-markdown'. Add pot.
* Fixes incompatability issues with bbPress.
= 1.4 =
* Fixes issue with consecutive shortcodes.
* Fixes editing bbPress topics/replies on the front end corrupts MarkDown. See [#25](
= 1.3 =
* Apply kses and balance tags after MD->HTML conversion. See[#23](
* Compress scripts and minify icon sprite. See [#7](
* Adds 'more' tag to MarkDown editor.
* Adds support for iframes. See [#22](
* Fixes bug with underscores in shortcodes.
* Adds support for tbody, tfoot and thead tags
* Refactoring including renaming of plug-in style & script handles.
= 1.2 =
* Fixes problems with images nested inside links. See [#12](
* Ensure prettify is loaded, if needed, on home page. See [#6](
* Updated Markdownify
* Updated Prettify
= 1.1.6 =
* Removes the wpautop/unwpautop functions. If using oembed, use embed shortcodes.
* Adds public wrapper functions.
* Remove bbPress front-end tinymce editor if using MarkDown
= 1.1.5 =
* Fixes bug introduced in 1.1.4 where line breaks are stripped (affects code blocks).
= 1.1.4 =
* Fixes bug where oembed would not work. Thanks ot Michael & Vinicius
* Adds a filters for MarkDown 'help' text: `wpmarkdown_help_text`
* Support for MarkDown extra (currently not supported in pagedown previewer)
= 1.1.3 =
* Stable with WordPress 3.4
* Fixed bug relating title attributes for links and images
= 1.1.2 =
* Fixed bug relating to comments by logged out users
= 1.1.1 =
* Fixed backslash bug
= 1.1 =
* Added option to replace TinyMCE with Markdown help bar on post editor
= 1.0 =
* Initial release
== Upgrade Notice ==
= 1.1.5 =
If you have upgraded to 1.1.4, please upgrade to 1.1.5. This release fixes a bug introduced in 1.1.4 (see
= 1.1 =
* Added option to enable the Markdown help bar on the backend post editor. Simple check Markdown help bar for 'Post editor' in the settings.