GitHub-Flavored Markdown Comments

WordPress plugin to let commenters use (GitHub-flavored) Markdown, and turn it into HTML.

Author:Evan Solomon (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.4
WordPress version tested:3.5.1
Plugin version:1.0
Added to WordPress repository:08-03-2013
Last updated:08-03-2013
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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Plugin URI:https://github.com/evansolomon/wp-github-flav...
Total downloads:1 780
Active installs:10+
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Comment forms allow some HTML, this plugin extends that to let users type in Markdown and have it automatically converted to HTML. It also extends Markdown with a couple features made popular by GitHub. Conversion from Markdown to HTML is completely automated and doesn't require anything on the commenter's part.

The feature additions from GitHub are:

  • Single linebreaks are treated as new paragraphs
  • Code "fencing" with three backticks (```)

Two notable features from GitHub's Markdown implementation are missing:

  • To do lists: Doing these well would require some front end interaction, which I decided is outside the scope of this plugin at least for now
  • Repository autolinking (e.g. comments, issues, etc): These seemed a little too GitHub-specific.

GitHub-Flavored Markdown Comments is developed, unsurprisingly, on GitHub.


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