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|
|Added to WordPress repository:||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.
|Total downloads:||1 780|
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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.