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Markdown revelations

Markdown is a legible and elegant lightweight markup language that makes writing blog entries a doddle. I’d recommend it to anyone who writes.

Markdown in WordPress

Markdown is a legible and elegant lightweight markup language that makes writing blog entries a doddle. I’d recommend it to anyone who writes.

For a while now my text editor of choice, Geany, has supported syntax highlighting for Markdown. But I had to select it manually from Document > Set Filetype > Miscellaneous Languages > Markdown source file. A bind indeed.

Today I found that the file extension .mkd brings on the syntax highlighting automatically.

I have also been using the plugin Markdown for WordPress & bbPress in WordPress (see screenshot) and it’s a pleasure to work directly with Markdown rather than have to be constantly converting, using the Showdown converter.