Vendi WP Markdown

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Allows authors to write in Markdown. Pretty straightforward.

Author:Chris Haas (profile at
WordPress version required:4.7
WordPress version tested:4.8.17
Plugin version:1.0.1
Added to WordPress repository:27-07-2017
Last updated:27-07-2017
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Check the box per-post to eable Markdown for the current post or page and start typing.

This plugin uses Michel Fortin’s awesome library which is based on the Markdown created by John Gruber. All credit for anything related to Markdown should go to those people, this plugin just gives access to Markdown from WordPress.

Markdown syntax can be viewed here.


Version 1 is the very simple proof of concept that just works. It is intended to be used by people who know what Markdown is and when they should and shouldn’t use it. Specifically it doesn’t address multiple editors on a single page nor does it support widgets. There are also no global settings, just on and off per post/page.

Version 2 might possibly add support for previewing Markdown and possibly converting HTML to Markdown via the PHP League’s awesome library. I’d also like to get WordPress’s preview system working but that might be blocked by this and/or this.

Copyright and License

PHP Markdown Lib
Copyright (c) 2004-2016 Michel Fortin
All rights reserved.

Based on Markdown
Copyright (c) 2003-2005 John Gruber
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
    documentation and/or other materials provided with the

  • Neither the name “Markdown” nor the names of its contributors may
    be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
    without specific prior written permission.

This software is provided by the copyright holders and contributors “as
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to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
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