Comments on: Markdown Anywhere With MarsEdit http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2903/markdown-anywhere-with-marsedit Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:07:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Tony Watkins http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2903/markdown-anywhere-with-marsedit/comment-page-1#comment-277153 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:19:17 +0000 https://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2903#comment-277153 I use Matt Wiebe’s Markdown on Save Improved plugin, which seems very good to me. Its default is for Mardown to be on for all new posts, but it can be disabled on any individual post. It also creates the html for the page and stores both that (in post_content) and the markdown in the wp database, so the page is only converted the once.

Fortin’s plugin will stop being supported early next year and I don’t have a clue what he means about the library stuff because I’m not much of a developer.

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By: Robin http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2903/markdown-anywhere-with-marsedit/comment-page-1#comment-277137 Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:10:38 +0000 https://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2903#comment-277137 Thanks for the advice. I’ll give W3 Total Cache a look (definitely heard a lot about it).

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2903/markdown-anywhere-with-marsedit/comment-page-1#comment-277116 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:04:34 +0000 https://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2903#comment-277116 Robin – I think the best solution for the CPU-issue, whether it’s caused by a Markdown conversion or anything else, is to run with a reputable caching plugin like W3 Total Cache. When you’re using a cache like this it will only convert to HTML once when the post is first accessed, and then again after every time you make an edit to the post. It’s really great for protecting a site from overly-taxing CPU and DB use.

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By: Robin http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2903/markdown-anywhere-with-marsedit/comment-page-1#comment-277111 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:02:15 +0000 https://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2903#comment-277111 I use Michel’s Markdown plugin for my WordPress blog as well, but something I’ve come to understand lately is that having to convert every post to Markdown on every page load is pretty CPU intensive.

I started looking for a plugin that would convert the post to HTML, store it in the DB, and then convert the other way (back to Markdown) when I wanted to edit it. Unfortunately I haven’t found a plugin with the same quality of Michel’s that does this.

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By: Andy Lee http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2903/markdown-anywhere-with-marsedit/comment-page-1#comment-277110 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:52:06 +0000 https://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2903#comment-277110 I can vouch for Michel Fortin’s plugin. It plays nicely with my other WordPress plugins, unlike a different Markdown plugin that I’d mistakenly installed. Michel has long been active on the Markdown-discuss mailing list (to the extent that list can be called “active”), so you can trust that the plugin is not something a random developer quickly threw together.

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By: Daniel Jalkut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2903/markdown-anywhere-with-marsedit/comment-page-1#comment-277109 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:42:42 +0000 https://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2903#comment-277109 Hi Mudkip – My understanding is the “best” plugin for Markdown in WordPress, by many folks’ estimation, is the original PHP Markdown plugin from Michel Fortin:

http://michelf.ca/projects/php-markdown/

You can choose to install either the basic version of the “Extra” version which offers some additional notational features. I believe this plugin will leave the content of your posts in Markdown format and only apply the conversion to HTML when it is displayed on the web site.

Daniel

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By: Mudkip http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2903/markdown-anywhere-with-marsedit/comment-page-1#comment-277108 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:40:28 +0000 https://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2903#comment-277108 Thanks! This article is greatly helpful :)
I wonder which Markdown plugin for WordPress you recommend to perfectly match MarsEdit and preserve the original markdown text.

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