Ultimate Markdown

Description

Ultimate Markdown is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to create WordPress posts with the popular Markdown syntax.

Specifically, after installing the plugin, you will be able to:

  • Create posts with perfectly formatted blocks from existing Markdown files or Markdown documents created with the plugin.
  • Instantly generate blocks from Markdown text.
  • Create and manage an unlimited number of Markdown documents in a dedicated plugin menu.
  • Import Markdown file in WordPress.
  • Create archives of Markdown files from the Markdown documents created with the plugin.

Please note that this plugin requires the use of the default WordPress Blocks Editor. With third-party visual editors or with the Classic Editor, you will not be able to use most of the plugin functionalities.

Pro Version

We distribute the Pro version of this plugin that includes more export options, REST API, additional Markdown parsers, document categories, and more.

Additional post sidebar sections

The plugin adds the following sections to the post sidebar.

Import Markdown

This section allows you to generate the blocks of a post from an uploaded Markdown file.

Load Markdown

Use this feature to create the blocks of a post from a Markdown document previously created with the plugin.

Submit Markdown

With this section, you can instantly transform Markdown text to blocks.

Dedicated plugin menus

Documents

This menu includes a Markdown editor with an HTML preview section. In addition, you will find functionalities to create, edit, duplicate or delete your Markdown documents.

Import

Import one or more Markdown files in the plugin with the upload form provided in this menu.

Export

With this menu, you can generate Markdown files from the Markdown documents stored in the plugin.

Supported Markdown syntax

The conversion from Markdown text to HTML is performed with Marked, a high-performance Markdown parser that supports documents written in the following Markdown flavors.

Front Matter

The plugin supports Front Matter key-value pairs provided in the YAML language. With this feature, you can configure specific post settings by providing their values at the beginning of the Markdown document.

Please see the plugin documentation for more information on the available Front Matter keys and practical examples.

Credits

This plugin makes use of the following resources:

Screenshots

  • Import Markdown section in the post sidebar.
  • Load Markdown section in the post sidebar.
  • Submit Markdown section in the post sidebar.
  • Documents menu.
  • Import menu.
  • Export menu.
  • Options menu.

Installation

Installation (Single Site)

With this procedure you will be able to install the Ultimate Markdown plugin on your WordPress website:

  1. Visit the Plugins -> Add New menu
  2. Click on the Upload Plugin button and select the zip file you just downloaded
  3. Click on Install Now
  4. Click on Activate Plugin

Installation (Multisite)

This plugin supports both a Network Activation (the plugin will be activated on all the sites of your WordPress Network) and a Single Site Activation in a WordPress Network environment (your plugin will be activated on a single site of the network).

With this procedure you will be able to perform a Network Activation:

  1. Visit the Plugins -> Add New menu
  2. Click on the Upload Plugin button and select the zip file you just downloaded
  3. Click on Install Now
  4. Click on Network Activate

With this procedure you will be able to perform a Single Site Activation in a WordPress Network environment:

  1. Visit the specific site of the WordPress Network where you want to install the plugin
  2. Visit the Plugins menu
  3. Click on the Activate button (just below the name of the plugin)

Reviews

شتنبر 20, 2022
I use Obsidian markdown note-taking software and always wondered how I could convert my notes into WordPress posts. This plugin is the missing link. There is still room for improvement but it pretty much does the job. Now I can convert an MD file to blocks and keep editing with Gutenburg. Well done!
يوليوز 1, 2022
I purchased the pro version of the plugin since I had a very specific use-case. The developer was extremely responsive and helpful.
مارس 20, 2022
Using Markdown with Gutenberg is quite difficult. Markdown block from Jetpack is very limited, plugins proposing to edit in Markdown in a separate editor miss blocks philosophy. As I prefer to work with my favorite Markdown Editor, Ultimate Markdown is a nice solution : it can import Markdown text in the post and convert the different elements in the relative block. A text paragraph will be a block text, a list a block list and so on. So the result is a real Gutenberg content. The downside : you cannot convert back to Markdown the post content but it’s not a big deal for me.
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Contributors & Developers

“Ultimate Markdown” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.10

September 22, 2022

  • Fixed a bug causing JavaScript errors in the site-editor.php page.
  • The “Content” textarea of the “Documents” menu now supports up to 1,000,000 characters.
  • Front Matter is now supported and can be used to configure post settings.

1.09

June 13, 2022

  • Fixed a bug causing JavaScript errors in the widgets.php page.
  • The “Pro Version” menu has been added.
  • A link to the Pro version has been added in the “Plugins” menu.

1.08

November 24, 2021

  • Fixed a bug causing JavaScript errors in the post editor of custom post types that don’t declare support for custom fields.
  • Aria attributes added in the “Documents” menu.

1.07

November 4, 2021

  • Improved the message displayed in the “Import” menu after a successful submission.
  • Improved input sanitization.
  • The file extensions supported in the upload process of the “Import” menu have been limited.

1.06

November 3, 2021

  • Initial release.