Continuning on this week's theme of Markdown, I'll be explaining how to add Markdown to your blog in 3 easy steps.
Step 1 - Install the WP-Markdown plugin
From your Wordpress dashboard, head over to the
Plugins tab and click
Add New. Search for "WP-Markdown" and install
Step 2 - Enable Markdown for specific pages
Once your plugin has been installed, head on down to
Writing and scroll to the
Markdown section pictured below.
Enable Markdown wherever you like, but I'd recommend pages and posts
WARNING: Enabling Markdown will affect your existing posts/pages. I noticed that while my posts didn't look any different on the outside, behind the scenes they were a mess and required a little trying up.
Step 3 - Try it out
Create a new post or page and practice your Markdown-Fu. Not sure where to start? Here's an example
# This is a first level heading Here is some body text ## Second level of heading here ### And a Third #### And so on and so forth - Now some bullets - Hopefully you are getting the hang of this now - It's pretty easy > Blockquotes are easy with Markdown too