Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#351 accepted enhancement

Markdown editor

Reported by: Tryggvi Björgvinsson Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: programming Keywords:
Cc: Parent Tickets:


Add a markdown editor for textareas which use markdown (to improve
user experience). Solutions exist under *possibly* free licenses.
Most are based off StackOverflow's reversed engineered WMD editor
(which might or might not be under a free license). Original
reverse engineering project:
` <>`_
(with 112 forks)

So implementation is in three steps:

-  Check with lawyers about possible implications of using a
   reverse engineered WMD editor version
-  If OK, find a good fork which suits MediaGoblin's needs
-  Find all markdown input fields in code and add the editor (along
   with tweaking and making it pretty)


Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by maiki interi

Based on `#689 </issues/689>`_, I think this should be plugin,
which means that we probably need a way to determine which fields
can accept Markdown.

Also, we may not need to look to some that is Markdown specific. We
probably won't need the entire range of options, and can probably
get by with a set similar to the one Redmine uses (see the above
workbar when updating or creating an issue).

As far as I can tell, the description and the comment field are the
only ones that accept Markdown, though I haven't tested titles.
Does anyone have a definitive answer on that?

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Will Kahn-Greene

The original url for this bug was .

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by joar

Component: programming

A Markdown editor I like:

However I'm unsure if it will fit UX-wise. It seems only possible to either switch between rendered and source, or have them side by side in fullscreen. Perhaps do a StackOverflow and put the rendered content below the source. Will it be handled effectively?

Speaking of StackOverflow, they're using PageDown which is available at

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Jakob Kramer

Type: defectenhancement

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by Emily O'Leary

I think this relates with my recently completed patch on #492. It gives you direct feedback but doesn't have any editing tools available.

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