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yoonique[.]net Markdown Editor Plugin

Free download!

I have been looking for a Joomla Markdown Editor for a long time, but never found one unfortunately. So I decided to create a plugin for Markdown[^1] extra.

Markdown is intended to be as easy-to-read and easy-to-write as is feasible.

Readability, however, is emphasized above all else. A Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it’s been marked up with tags or formatting instructions.

Markdown Extra[^2] is a special version of PHP Markdown implementing some features currently not available with the plain Markdown syntax.

The editor is based on the very lighweight markItUp[^3] editor.

The description on JED is written in Markdown syntax. You can see the HTML output on my site: [demo][demolink]


Installation Instructions

- Download, install and enable the Yoonique Markdown editor plugin.
- Menu `Extensions -> Install`
- Menu `Extensions -> Plugin Manager`
- Download, install and enable the **Yoonique Markdown content plugin** (see download section).
- If the editor doesn't work, it is most likely a jQuery conflict, in that case set `load jqery` to no in the plugin configuration.
- That should be it. If you have any questions, please post in the forum.

[^1]: [Markdown](
[^2]: [Markdown Extra](
[^3]: [markItUp](

version 1.3.9:
- Joomla 3.2 compatible
- dropped support for j15

version 1.2.6:
- updated preview

version 1.1:
- Joomla 2.5 compatible
- dropped support for j17

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Reviews: 11
Installed component
installed plugin
activated plugin
pasted markdown in article
inserted a github gist

works perfectly!

Great work guys
Reviews: 2
This seems to work pretty well. Can't say I've done an extensive test, but for everything I've needed so far, it's great.

Best thing about it is it works on the iPad. As far as I know, the only editor that works without having to type tags (simpleCE works well, but you still have to type some tags - ever tried typing '' on the iPad?!).