Markdown in, HTML out
As users type, WMD’s live preview shows them exactly how their text will appear, in place, after the site’s stylesheets have been applied. Most “WYSIWYG” editors just show unstyled text in a box.
No hidden control characters
With WMD’s explicit formatting, it’s never unclear what’s going on behind the scenes. The start and end of each span is clearly marked in plain text. Links appear as footnotes, so you can edit their URLs without having to delete and re-create them. And you’re always free to mix raw HTML with your Markdown.
All the formatting is there for you to see and edit—but since it’s in Markdown, your document is still completely readable.
optionsExample.html in the zip file for guidance.
Easy to install
If you have a textarea that accepts HTML input, you can add WMD to your site with one line of code. Add live preview with one more.
Works in all major browsers
WMD runs in modern versions of all major web browsers:
- Internet Explorer 6 & 7
- Firefox 1.5+
- Safari 2+
- Opera 8.5+
- Konqueror 3.5+
- Netscape 8+