Adds a toolbar of buttons to the Text (HTML) edit which generate Markdown syntax

Author:Jon Heller (profile at
WordPress version required:3.9
WordPress version tested:4.2
Plugin version:1.0
Added to WordPress repository:24-02-2015
Last updated:21-04-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Adds buttons to the Text (HTML) edit which generate Markdown syntax. These buttons serve as a great introduction to users who are new to Markdown, as well as shortcuts for more experienced users. The buttons include:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Blockquote
  • Link
  • Code
  • Table
  • Headers
  • Help (links to external Github Markdown guide)

This plugin does not modify the Visual editor, as that editor is not ideal for writing Markdown in. It's recommended you disable the Visual editor entirely to enforce using Markdown.

Note that this plugin does not render Markdown. You should use a plugin (such as Jetpack Markdown) to render markdown in your theme.